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Santa's Special Delivery Quilt Pattern


Making Quilt Rows 1-5

While a bit time consuming, every step that goes into making the Santa's Special Delivery Quilt will be worth it once you see the finished product. To get a closer look at the quilt and its patterns, download this two-page PDF of Santa's Special Delivery Quilt.

To make rows 1-5 of Santa's Special Delivery Quilt Pattern:

  1. Prewash and press all fabrics. For Santa block: You will assemble 1 row at a time. It is easiest to cut out and pile into rows. You may sew rows together as you go, or complete all 8 rows first. Rows 1 through 5 will measure 101/2 inches wide. Rows 6 through 8 will measure 13 inches wide. (Where indicated, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric.) First measurement given is always width of piece, second is always height of piece.

  2. From background fabric cut a 3 X 10-inch strip. Row 1: From background fabric cut 101/2 X 21/2-inch strip. Row 2: From background fabric cut 31/2 X 2-inch piece, 11/2-inch square (diagonal), 5 X 2-inch piece; from hat fabric cut 41/2 X 2-inch piece. Row 3: From background fabric cut two 21/2 X 11/2-inch pieces, 1-inch square (diagonal); from hat fabric cut 31/2 X 11/2-inch piece; from fur fabric cut 31/2 X 11/2-inch piece. Row 4: From background fabric cut 21/2-inch square, 11/2-inch square, 11/2 X 21/2-inch piece; from hat fabric cut 21/2-inch square; from fur fabric cut 11/2-inch square; from beard fabric cut 21/2-inch square; from face fabric cut 21/2-inch square; from suit fabric cut 11/2-inch square (diagonal).

  3. Row 5: From background fabric cut 21/2-inch square (diagonal), two 21/2 X 11/2-inch pieces, 11/2-inch square (diagonal), 11/2 X 31/2-inch piece; from beard fabric cut 4 X 31/2-inch piece, 3 X 11/2-inch piece, 21/2-inch square (diagonal); from suit fabric cut 11/2-inch square, 5 X 21/2-inch piece. Row 6: From background fabric cut 21/2-inch square, 3 X 11/2-inch piece, two 1-inch squares (diagonals), 11/2 X 31/2-inch piece, 11/2-inch square (diagonal); from beard fabric cut 31/2 X 11/2-inch piece, 4 X 21/2-inch piece, 1-inch square (diagonal); from suit fabric cut 1-inch square (diagonal), 61/2 X 31/2-inch piece. Row 7: From background fabric cut 3 X 71/2-inch piece, 11/2 X 21/2-inch piece, 11/2-inch square, 31/2 X 41/2-inch piece; from fur fabric cut 71/2 X 21/2-inch piece; from suit fabric cut 71/2 X 51/2-inch piece, 21/2-inch square; from black fabric cut 21/2 X 11/2-inch piece, 11/2-inch square (diagonal). Row 8: From background fabric cut 2 X 31/2-inch piece, two 11/2-inch squares, 11/2 X 31/2-inch piece, 31/2-inch square; from black fabric cut two 3 X 11/2-inch pieces, two 4 X 21/2-inch pieces.

  4. Sew each row together in order. Unless otherwise indicated, all directions are right sides together with 1/4-inch seam allowances. Row 1: Cut strip is full row. Row 2: Sew 11/2-inch background square on diagonal to left top of 41/2 X 2-inch hat piece. Cut fabric above seam. Lay the 5 X 2-inch background rectangle perpendicular on hat/background piece (right side of piece), and draw a diagonal (see diagram below, dashed line is cutting line). Sew on line and cut away fabric above seam. Sew 31/2 X 2-inch background piece to left side of strip. Press seams.

    Santa's Special Delivery Quilt Pattern
    ©2007 Publications International, Ltd.
    The dashed line on this diagram indicates where to cut.

  5. Row 3: Sew 1-inch background square to top right of 31/2 X 11/2-inch hat piece. Cut away fabric above seam. Sew a 21/2 X 11/2-inch background piece at right side of hat/background piece just sewn. To left of same piece, sew 31/2 X 11/2-inch fur piece, and to left of that sew 21/2 X 11/2-inch background piece. Row 4: Sew 11/2-inch suit square on diagonal to bottom left of 21/2-inch hat square. Cut away fabric below seam. Sew 11/2-inch background square to top of 11/2-inch fur square. To right of this piece, sew 11/2 X 21/2-inch background piece. Sew suit/hat piece to left of background/fur piece. Sew 21/2-inch beard square to left of suit/hat piece. Sew 21/2-inch face square to left of beard square. Sew 21/2-inch background square to left of face piece.

  6. Row 5: Sew 21/2-inch background square to top left of 4 X 31/2-inch beard piece. Cut away fabric above seam. Sew 21/2-inch beard square on diagonal to top left of 5 X 21/2-inch suit piece. To same piece sew 11/2-inch background square to top right. Cut away fabric above seam. To right of 3 X 11/2-inch beard piece sew 11/2-inch suit square and to right of that sew 21/2 X 11/2-inch background piece (this is piece A). Sew 21/2 X 11/2-inch background piece to right of beard/suit/background piece (this is piece B). Sew piece A to top of piece B. To right side of this (AB piece) sew 11/2 X 31/2-inch background piece. To left side of AB piece sew background/beard piece.

  7. Sew bottom of row 1 to top of row 2. Sew bottom of row 2 to top of row 3. Continue until all 5 rows are sewn together. If you need to, lay out all rows so that the pattern emerges before sewing. Sew 3 X 10-inch background piece to left of rows 1-5 block.

See the next section to complete rows 6-8 of the quilt pattern.

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