Today, we will be finishing our “Let It Snow Man!!” pattern, by going over the hat, hair, and borders.
next steps are for the Yo-Yo hat and Zig Zag hair. Note: If you use
the optional 2 ½” circle template and hair template, fuse them into
place and blanket stitch all the way around.
Now for the Yo-Yo hat and Zig Zag hair. Let’s start making paper templates of the hair and hat, by tracing the pattern on a blank piece of paper and then cutting them out. Then lay the hair templates to the side.
Using the hat circle template trace and cut out the circle on the back of the fabric you have chosen for the hat. Before
making the Yo-Yo, I suggest taking the hat flower and fusing it onto
the hat fabric and using a blanket stitch, sew around the flower edge.
Next fold the raw edge of the circle approximately ¼” in toward the
wrong side of the fabric. Then
with a needle and thread with a heavy knot at the bottom, use a long
running stitch with medium stitches, sew near the folded edge of the
circle. Do not cut threat at the end. Gently pull on the thread ends to gather the fabric circle, to make a 2 ½” circle.
that the Yo-Yo hat is made, position it on your quilt top where it
should go. Then slide the hair template under the hat. With an
erasable marking tool trace around the hat and the hair template. This
will get you an idea to where you will sew the Zig Zag Stitches for the
hair. Remove the hat and hair template and set aside.
Note before you begin the Zig Zag Stitches, I suggest with a separate
small piece of fabric sew a line of stitches at varies widths and
lengths to find the right size. I use a 3.0 width and a 2.5 length. This
will vary on different sewing machines. Also suggest using the hair
diagrams in the pattern instructions. Start with a thin layer of Zig
Zag stitches all around the trace template area, in straight lines.
Begin and end each of the stitches like you did in machine applique by
tucking the ends underneath under a few stitches. Once
you have a thin layer of Zig Zag Stitches, you can go back and fill in
bare spots with more stitches that are different width and lengths if
you want. In my project I used a different thread color to add some
highlights to the hair. I used a Brown-Black Rainbow Thread by
Superior. I suggest, as you finish, lay the hat on the hair to make
sure it is to your liking. Once you are done with the hair, press the quilt top to make sure there is no puckering.
Next, place the hat in its correct location and sew a blanket stitch all around the hat to complete the girl. Now
time for the borders. Press once again to make sure everything is
lying flat. Trim the Background to a 16 ½” x 17” rectangle.
the 3 borders, following the directions with the top and bottom first
and the right and left sides. Once your borders are on, will finish be
adding the Snowflakes and dots following the Pattern Diagram. Fuse and
sew them on with blanket stitches. After they are all sewn on then press again to make sure no wrinkles and finish the Quilt as desired.
Other Blogs in this Series:
"Let It Snow Man!!" Pattern Tips – Preparing
"Let It Snow Man!!" Pattern Tips – Fusing Webbing
"Let It Snow Man!!" Pattern Tips – Pattern Pieces and Background
“Let It Snow Man!!” Pattern Tips – Machine Applique
“Let It Snow Man!!” Pattern Tips – Finishing