Today I wanted to share a quick tutorial on how I used the Snowflake Shimmer Quilting Template in the on point squares for my Snowflake Shimmer quilt.
The first thing I did was print out 2 copies of the template (3 were needed to take the photograph above; 2 are only needed to get the templates you will need). Double check your print settings and make sure you are printing “Actual Size”. For reference, I included the outer square and it should measure 7 1/2″ across and 7 1/2″ down. I then cut out the shapes that you can see on the right in the image above to use to mark the design on my quilt top.
Align the larger template inside your on point square first and trace the inner and outer edges of the shape using a fabric marking device of your choice. Note to always check that the marking item you are using is compatible with your fabric!
After tracing the first template, align the second template. The lines in the center of the circles are handy reference points for me, personally. Trace both sides of the second template.
The next step is to admire your handiwork! Seriously, though, it is good to take a moment to make sure you can see all the lines and that you have not missed marking a section of either of the templates.
I chose to quilt the snowflakes on my domestic machine, and the video above shows how I quilted the snowflake shape following the traced template lines in one line of quilting.
This template is only a suggestion, but I thought it would be fun to share with you! I look forward to seeing how you choose to finish your Snowflake Shimmer quilt!