Decorative Winter Quilt

By: Accuquilt
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Snowflakes and holly leaves allow you to keep this decorative winter quilt displayed in your home from December through February. Hang it horizontally or vertically as a quilt wall banner or set it on the table as a quilted Christmas table runner.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size12 inches wide x 46 inches long

Time to CompleteA week or two

Primary TechniquePieced & Appliqued



  • White fabric—1 yard
  • Red fabric—2⁄3 yard (includes binding)
  • Light blue fabric—1/4 yard
  • Green fabric—fat quarter
  • Fusible web—1 yard
  • Accuquilt Go! fabric cutter
  • Accuquilt Go! holiday medley (55043)
  • Accuquilt Go! 6" x 12" mat (55112)
  • Accuquilt Go! strip cutter 2-1/2" (55017)
  • Accuquilt Go! half square 2" finished triangle (packaged with fabric cutter)

Decorative Winter Quilt


White Fabric:

  • Cut 4—3-/12" x 12-1/2" rectangles
  • Cut 9—snowflakes with fusible web backing
  • Cut 48—2" half square finished triangles

Red Fabric:

  • Cut 4—2-1/2" strips across the width of fabric for binding
  • Cut 48—2" half square finished triangles
  • Cut 8—holly berries with fusible web backing

Light Blue Fabric:

  • Cut 3—6-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangles

Green Fabrics:

  • Cut 12—holly leaves with fusible web backing


  1. Pin and sew 48 red and white half square triangles right sides together. Press seams toward red triangles.

    Decorative Winter Quilt
  2. Pin and sew red and white half square triangles into eight sets of six following orientation in diagram below.
  3. Remove paper backings from appliqué shapes.
  4. Position three holly leaves and two berries on each white 3-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle. Fuse according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Tip: Use the point of a pin to move small shapes.

  1. Position one snowflake centered on each light blue 6-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle. Position side snowflakes so straight line is 1/4" inside side edges as shown. Trim off excess snowflake shape beyond edge of rectangle. Fuse shapes in place.

    Decorative Winter Quilt
  2. Machine appliqué edges of shapes with matching thread and a narrow zigzag or narrow satin stitch.
  3. Layout sections according to diagram.
  4. Pin and sew sections together. Press seam allowances toward rectangles.


  1. Layer batting between top and backing.
  2. Pin or baste layers together.
  3. Machine quilt around appliqué.
  4. Add binding, mitering corners.


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