Holiday Sweater Quilt

This quilt was inspired by your traditional Christmas Sweater and the intricate knitting patterns of snowflakes and winter symbolism they have. We’ve labeled this project as advanced because of the delicate piecing and number of squares involved. This project can easily be adapted to be bigger or smaller.

Finished Size: 50′ x 65″

Materials

  • Fabric A – Stars – Silver – 2.8m
  • Fabric B – Dots – Green – 0.8m
  • Fabric C – Dots – Red – 0.7m
    Binding
  • Fabric D – Trees – Green – 0.4m
    Backing
  • Fabric E – Merry Christmas – Red – 3.4m

Printable Instructions

Cutting Instructions

Please Note: All strips are cut across the width of fabric (WOF) from selvedge to selvedge unless otherwise noted.

From Fabric A cut:
(5) 4 1/4″ x WOF strips. Sub cut:
(72) Piece B
(5) 5 1/2″ x WOF strips. Sub cut:
(64) Piece C
(17) 1 1/2” x WOF strips. Sub cut:
(20) Piece D
(8) 1 1/2” x 5″ rectangles
(4) 1 1/2” x 11 1/2″ rectangles
(24) 1 1/2” x 12 1/2″ rectangles
(6) 1 1/2” x 16 1/2″ rectangles
(4) 4″ x WOF strips. Sub cut:
(40) 4″ x 4″ squares
(4) 4 1/2” x WOF strips. Sub cut:
(40) 4 1/2” x 3 1/2” rectangles

From Fabric B cut:
(5) 2 3/4” x WOF strips. Sub cut:
(40) Piece A
(8) Piece E
(2) 4″ x WOF strips Sub cut:
(20) 4″ x 4″ squares
(2) 3 1/2” x WOF strips. Sub cut:
(16) 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” squares

From Fabric C cut:
(4) 2 3/4” x WOF strips. Sub cut:
(32) Piece A
(2) 4″ x WOF strips Sub cut:
(20) 4″ x 4″ squares
(2) 3 1/2” x WOF strips. Sub cut:
(16) 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” squares

Block Assembly

Seam Allowance 1/4″

Star Block

Sew (1) A to (1) B and repeat for a total of (2) in each direction

Sew (1) C to the coordinating A/B. Repeat for a total of (2) in each direction

Sash a pair of the above shapes with (1) 1 1/2” x 12 1/2” rectangle. Trim edges. Repeat for a total of (2) squares.

Sash (2) squares together with (1) D. Repeats steps 1-4 for a total of (2) rectangles

Sash (2) rectangles together with (1) 1 1/2” x 16 1/2” rectangle

Mark a diagonal line on (4) 3 1/2″ squares. Place each square, right sides together, with the corners of the block. Sew along the diagonal line, press out and trim away excess fabric.

Repeat steps 1-6, referring to Figures 1-2 for fabric identification until you have made the above.

Side Panels

Place (1) A 4″, right sides together with (1) B 4″. Sew 2 channels down the middle. Cut down the middle and press open. Trim to 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” squares. Repeat for a total of (4) A/B

Sew (1) A/B > (1) A/B > (1) 4 1/2” x 3 1/2” rectangle > (1) A/B > (1) A/B

Repeat steps 1-4, referring to Figures 1-2 for fabric identification until you have made the above.

Full Block

Sew (2) strips A/B to (1) Star Block A/B

Repeat step 1, referring to Figures 1-2 for fabric identification until you have made the above

Partial Star Block

Repeat steps 1-3 of the Star Block

Sew (1) A to (1) B and repeat for a total of (1) in each direction.

Sash the above A/B shapes with (1) 1 1/2” x 5″ rectangle to (1) E. Trim edges. Repeat for a total of (2) rectangles.

Sash (1) A/B square to (1) A/B using (1) D. Repeat for a total of (2)

Sash (2) rectangles together with (1) 1 1/2” x 11 1/2” rectangle.

Sew (1) strip A/B to (1) Partial Star Block A/B. Repeat for a total of (4) Partial Star Blocks

Quilt Top Layout

  • Use Quilt Layout for block location.
  • Sew blocks and rows together to create quilt top.
  • Layer and quilt as desired
  • Bind as desired.

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