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Holiday Sewing - Let it Snow Mini Tutorial

Happy Holidays Sewing Friends, 

 I don't know about you but all the holiday traffic and cool weather makes me want to be home behind my sewing machine with a gigantic cup of hot chocolate! This month we gathered up our favorite winter fabric  to create a bundle full of holiday charm. This months mini made with the Winter Wonderland ColorFun bundle has us wishing for snow. 

The Let it Snow mini was inspired by the view of snow covered homes while walking through the streets as the snow magically begins to fall. I am dying to see what this mini would look like made into a full size quilt.

View the instructions below to make the Let it Snow Mini. 

 

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Finished Approx. Size 15” x 15“  

Fabrics Used: 

Fabric A-NTF-67902-Mystical Woods Lunar
Fabric B-PST-75504-Foreshadowing Spell
Fabric C-BLI-75610- Evergreens Frozen
Fabric D-BLI-75609- Winterberries Snow
Fabric E-LTO-9235-Snow Crystals Ash
Fabric F-BLI-75607- Glacier Path Aqua
Fabric G -HRT-95303-Pinetre Fog
Fabric H-PE-410- Ash
Binding-BLI-75307
Backing-BLI-75610

 

Cutting Directions: 


Fabric A-

One (1) 4 1/2" square 

One (1) 1 1/2 " x 8" strip

One (1) 2 "x 30" strip


Fabric B-

Two (2) 3/4" x 4 1/2" strips

Two (2) 3/4" x 5 1/2" strips

One (1) 2 1/2" x 8" strip


Fabric C-

One (1) 3 1/2" x 9 1/2" strip


Fabric D-

One (1) 2" x 9" strip


Fabric E-

Four (4)1 1/2" square 

One (1) 2 1/2" x 30" strip


Fabric F-

Two (2) 2 1/2" squares

 Fabric G-

Four (4) 3 1/2" squares 


Fabric H-

Two (2) 1 1/2" x 9"

Two (2) 2" x 8" strips

Two (2) 2 1/4" x 9"  strips

Two (2) 2 1/2" x 8" strips

Four (4) 2" x 4" strips

 Four (4) 2" x 5 1/2" strips

Eight (8) 1 1/2" squares 

Four (4) 2 1/2" squares


Backing- 18" x 18"

Batting- 18" x 18" 

Binding- 1 1/2" x 70"   

 

Block Instructions

Step 1: Creating the Center Block

Take a 4 1/2" square from Fabric A and sew a 3 /4" x 4 1/2" strip from Fabric B to the top and bottom. Press seams to one side and sew a 3/4" x 5 1/2" strip from Fabric B to the sides. 

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Step 2: Strip Pieced Blocks

 

Sew your strips together into the following sets. 

Set 1: 2 1/2" x 8 strip from Fabric H>1 1/2" x 8" strip from Fabric A >2 1/2" x 8" strip from Fabric H

Set 2: 2 1/4" x 9" strip from Fabric H > 2" x 9" strip from Fabric D > 2 1/4" x 9" strip from Fabric H 

Set 3: 2" x  8" strip from Fabric H >  2 1/2" x 8" strip from Fabric B > 2" x  8" strip from Fabric H

Set 4: 1 1/2" x 9" strip from Fabric H > 3 1/2" x 9" strip from Fabric C > 1 1/2" x 9" strip from Fabric H

Winterland-Mini
Once you have your strip sets sewn, sub cut your strips in the following manner. 

Set 1 - 1 1/2" strips

Set 2- 2" strips

Set 3- 1 1/2" strips 

Set 4- 2" strips 

You will need four of each set. 

 

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Sew your sets together as follows: 

Set 1 > Set 2> Set 3> Set 4

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Create four blocks using your strip sets. 

 

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Step 3: Creating the Corner Blocks

 Sew two 1 1/2' square from Fabric H to the top and side of a 1 1/2" square from Fabric E. Trim your piece on the diagonal leaving 1/4" seam allowance. 

 

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Take your 2 1/2" squares from Fabric H and F and cut in half on the diagonal to form triangles. Sew two H triangles to each side of a F triangle. Repeat this process with your remaining triangles. 

 

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Sew a 2 1/2" x 30" strip from Fabric E to a 2" x 30" strip from Fabric A. Press to one side and take a 4 1/2" square ruler and place it on the diagonal cutting out four strip pieced triangles. 

 

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Lining up the midpoint of all three pieces sew together to form a block. Trim block to a 4" square. 

 

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Sew a 2" x 4" strip from Fabric H to the side of your piece and a 2" x 5 1/2" to the bottom. 

 

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Finish off your block by drawing a diagonal line on the wrong side of a 3 1/2" square from Fabric G. Place right sides together to the corner of your block. Stitch on the line you drew and trim piece to 1/4" seam allowance.  

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Sew your blocks up following the blocks design and your Let it Snow Mini is complete!  I used a winter white thread and added some 1/4" diagonal line quilting to finish off my mini. 

 

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Follow along with my mini madness below: 

SunSet Rays Mini

Nature Lover Mini

 Wood Trails Mini

Rustic Crossroads Mini

We would love to see your mini creations so please  make sure to share your mini's using the hashtag #AGFColorfunMini. 

 

Let it Snow, 

Meli 

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