# MARK EACH PIECE OF FABRIC CAREFULLY FOR EASY BLOCK CONSTRUCTION

CUTTING OUT

To make six (6) 10in gingerbread men blocks:

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From the white fabric cut:

■ Six (6) 1¼in x 10½in pieces (A).

■ Twelve (12) 3in x 3¾in pieces (B).

■ Twenty four (24) 1¼in squares (C).

■ Twelve (12) 2¼in x 3½in pieces (D).

■ Twelve (12) 2¾in squares (E).

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in squares (F).

■ Six (6) 1¾in x 10½in pieces (G).

■ Twenty four (24) ¾in squares (H).

■ Twenty four (24) 1½in squares (I).

■ Twelve (12) 1¼in x 2¾in pieces (J).

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in x 2¼in pieces (K).

■ Twelve (12) 1in squares (L).

■ Twelve (12) 2½in squares (M).

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From the cream fabric cut:

■ Twelve (12) 3in squares (N). ■ Twelve (12) 2¼in squares (O).

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From the brown fabric cut:

■ Six (6) 3in x 4in pieces (P).

■ Twelve (12) ¾in x 3in pieces (Q).

■ Twenty four (24) 1in squares (R).

■ Twelve (12) 1½in x 3in pieces (S).

■ Twelve (12) 2½in x 3½ pieces (T).

■ Twelve (12) 1½in x 2¼in pieces (U).

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in squares (V).

■ Twelve (12) 3in x 3¼in pieces (W).

■ Twelve (12) 2½in squares (X).

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From the pastel coloured scraps cut:

■ Eighteen (18) 1in squares (Y).

To make six (6) candy cane blocks:

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From the light blue fabric cut:

■ Twelve (12) 1¼in x 4¾in pieces (A).

■ Six (6) 2in x 10½in pieces (B).

■ Twelve (12) 3½in x 7in pieces (C).

■ Twelve (12) 1in x 3¼in pieces (D).

■ Twenty four (24) 1½in squares (E).

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in x 2in pieces (F).

■ Twelve (12) 1in x 1¾in pieces (G).

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From the red fabric cut:

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in squares (H).

■ Twenty four 1¾in x 3in pieces (I).

■ Twelve (12) 3in squares (J).

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in x 2¾in pieces (K).

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From the white fabric cut:

■ Eighty four (84) 1¾in squares (L).

■ Twelve (12) 1½in squares (M).

■ Twelve (12) 1in x 1¾in pieces (N).

■ Twenty four (24) ¾in squares (O).

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in x 3in pieces (P).

To make six (6) gumdrop blocks:

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From the white background fabric cut:

■ Twelve (12) 1½in x 3¾in pieces (A).

■ Twelve (12) 1¼in x 1¾in pieces (B).

■ Twelve (12) 1½in x 1¾in pieces (C).

■ Twelve (12) 2¼in x 3¼in pieces (D).

■ Twenty four (24) 1½in x 2in pieces (E).

■ Twelve (12) 1in x 2in pieces (F).

■ Twelve (12) 2¼in x 5½in pieces (G).

■ One hundred and twenty (120) 1in squares (H).

■ Twenty four (24) 1in x 5½in pieces (I).

■ Twenty four (24) 1¼in x 2in pieces (J).

■ Twelve (12) 2in x 2½in pieces (K).

■ Twelve (12) 1½in x 5½in pieces (L).

■ Twelve (12) 2in x 2¼in pieces (M).

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From the print scraps cut:

■ Sixty (60) 1¾in x 2in pieces (N). To make six (6) mint blocks:

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From the light pink fabric cut:

■ Twelve (12) 2½in x 5½in pieces (A).

■ Twelve (12) 2½in x 3½in pieces (B).

■ Twelve (12) 2½in x 3in pieces (C).

■ Twenty four (24) 1in squares (D).

■ Twelve (12) 1½in x 2½in pieces (E).

■ Twelve (12) 2in x 2½in pieces (F).

■ Twelve (12) 3in squares (G).

■ Twelve (12) 1½in squares (H).

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From the white fabric cut:

■ Twelve (12) 2in x 3in pieces (I).

■ Twelve (12) 1in x 1½in pieces (J).

■ Twelve (12) 2in x 3½in pieces (K).

■ Twenty four (24) 2in squares (L).

■ Twelve (12) 3in squares (M).

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From the green fabric cut:

■ Twenty four (24) 2in x 3½in pieces (N).

To make six (6) cookie blocks:

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From the white fabric cut:

■ Six (6) 1in x 10½in pieces (A).

■ Twelve (12) 3in x 3¼in pieces (B).

■ Twelve (12) 2¼in squares (C).

■ Twelve (12) 2in squares (D).

■ Twelve (12) 1¼in squares (E).

■ Twelve (12) 2in x 3in pieces (F).

■ Twelve (12) 1¼in x 2¾in pieces (G).

■ Twelve (12) 2½in x 4½in pieces (H).

■ Forty eight (48) ¾in squares (I).

■ Six (6) 1in x 2½in pieces (J).

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From the tan fabric cut:

■ Twelve (12) 1½in x 2½in pieces (K).

■ Twelve (12) 1½in squares (L).

■ Twelve (12) 2¼in squares (M).

■ Twelve (12) 1½in x 3in pieces (N).

■ Thirty six (36) ¾in squares (O).

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in squares (P).

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in x 2¾in pieces (Q).

■ Six (6) 1in x 6½in pieces (R).

■ Six (6) 2in x 2½in pieces (S).

■ Six (6) 1¼in x 5½in pieces (T).

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From the ivory fabric cut:

■ Twelve (12) 2¼in x 3in pieces (U).

■ Six (6) 2in x 3in pieces (V).

■ Twenty four (24) 1in squares (W).

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in x 2¼in pieces (X).

■ Six (6) 2¼in x 4in pieces (Y).

■ Six (6) 2½in x 3½in pieces (Z).

To make six (6) hot cocoa blocks:

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From the light green fabric cut:

■ Six (6) 3¾in x 4in pieces (A).

■ Six (6) 3in squares (B).

■ Twelve (12) 1¼in x 1½in pieces (C).

■ Six (6) 3¼in x 4in pieces (D).

■ Six (6) 2in x 5¼in pieces (E).

■ Twelve (12) 1½in squares (F).

■ Six (6) 3¾in squares (G).

■ Twelve (12) ¾in squares (H).

■ Six (6) ¾in x 3in pieces (I).

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in x 2in pieces (J).

■ Six (6) 2¾in squares (K).

■ Six (6) 3in squares (L).

■ Six (6) 2in squares (M).

■ Six (6) 2in x 4¼in pieces (N).

■ Six (6) 1¼in x 2in pieces (O).

■ Twelve (12) 1¾in squares (P).

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From the white fabric cut:

■ Twelve (12) ¾in squares (Q).

■ Six (6) 1¾in x 2in pieces (R).

■ Twelve (12) 1½in squares (S).

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From the red fabric cut:

■ Six (6) 4¼in x 7½in pieces (T).

■ Six (6) 2in x 10½in pieces (U).

■ Twelve (12) ¾in x 2in pieces (V).

■ Twelve (12) 1in x 1¾in pieces (W).

■ Thirty (30) ¾in squares (X).

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From the dark brown fabric cut:

■ Six (6) 1¾in x 2¼in pieces (Y).

■ Six (6) 1¾in x 3in pieces (Z).

■ Twelve (12) 1in squares (AA).

■ Twelve (12) 1¼in squares (BB).

■ Six (6) ¾in x 1¾in pieces (CC).

■ Six (6) ¾in x 1½in pieces (DD).

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From the red and white stripe fabric cut:

■ Six (6) 3in squares (EE), so the stripes are arranged diagonally across the squares.

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From the binding fabric cut:

■ Eight (8) 2¼in strips.

PIECING THE GINGERBREAD MEN BLOCKS

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Add a C Corner-square Triangle to each corner of a P piece, referring to the Corner-square Triangle boxout. Join a B piece to either side, then join an A piece to the top to complete the head unit (Fig 1).

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Sew three Y pieces and two R pieces into a row of five, alternating the order. Join a S piece either side, and a Q piece to the top and bottom (Fig 2).

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Add an O CST to the bottom corner of two T pieces. Add a V CST in the same corners as the O CST. Add H and F CSTs to opposite corners, and then add an R CST (Fig 3). This creates two mirror image arm units.

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Sew the arm units from step 24 to either side of the unit from step 23, then add an E CST to each side. Sew two D units to either side (Fig 4).

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To make the legs, take two W pieces and add an N CST in opposite corners. Add an X CST on top of the N corner. Add I and M CSTs to opposite corners to complete mirror image leg units (Fig 5).

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Take two U pieces and add L, H and I CSTs to the corners as shown. Then add a K piece to one side of each and a J piece to the top (Fig 6). This forms two mirror image foot units.

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Join the foot and leg units as shown. Then join a G piece to the bottom (Fig 7). Join the three pieced units to complete one Gingerbread block, as shown in the Gingerbread Man Layout Diagram. Make a total of six Gingerbread blocks.

PIECING THE CANDY CANE BLOCKS

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Take two of piece K, and add an L CST to the bottom corner. Make sure the corners are going in opposite directions on the two pieces. Add an M CST to each top corner, again placing them in opposite directions. Add an N piece to the top of each unit (Fig 8).

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Add an E CST to the top of each unit from the previous step. Then add a D piece to the outer sides (Fig 9).

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Add O CSTs to the top two corners of piece F. Add an L piece to the top (Fig 10). Make a second identical unit. Sew one of these to each of the units from the step 30. Then sew a C piece to the bottom of each one (Fig 11).

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Add an L CST to each end of an I piece (Fig 12). Make four identical units. Make two HSTs, pairing an H and L square for each one. Sew together the L/I units and HSTs into two columns as shown, adding P and G pieces to the top and

bottom, to form two mirror image units (Fig 13).

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Sew together the units from steps 31 and 32 as shown to form two units, paying careful attention to the direction of each unit (Fig 14). Add a J HST to the top corner of each unit (Fig 15), then add an E CST on top (Fig 16).

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Join an A piece to the top of each unit, then join together with a B piece, to complete one Candy Cane block, as shown in the Candy Cane Layout Diagram. Make a total of six Candy Cane blocks.

PIECING THE GUMDROP BLOCKS

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Add an H CST to the top corners of an N piece to make a gumdrop. Repeat with the remaining N pieces to make sixty gumdrops (Fig 17).

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Take two gumdrops and one each of pieces A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Join piece B and C to one gumdrop, then join piece A to the left side. Join pieces E and F to the sides of the second gumdrop, then join a D piece to the top. Join the two gumdrop sections and join a G piece to the bottom (Fig 18). Repeat to make a second identical unit. 37

Join two gumdrops with an E piece in between. Then join a J piece to either side. Join an M and K piece to either side of another gumdrop. Join the two gumdrop sections with an L piece, then join an I piece to the top and bottom (Fig 19). Repeat to make a second identical unit.

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Arrange the units as shown in the Gumdrop Layout Diagram. Sew the units in pairs, then sew the pairs together to complete one gumdrop block. Make a total of six gumdrop blocks.

PIECING THE MINT BLOCKS

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Add an H CST to one K piece and an L CST to one N piece (Fig 20). Join these two units, then add a B piece to the top and an A piece to the left side (Fig 21). Repeat to make a second identical unit.

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Add an L CST to one end of an N piece. Join piece F to one side as shown (Fig 22). Make one HST using G piece and M piece squares. Add a D CST to one J piece. Join a piece E to the side of the J/D unit as shown. Then sew to the HST (Fig 23). Add a D CST to an I piece. Join a C piece to the bottom of this unit (Fig 24).

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Arrange the three units from step 40 as shown (Fig 25). Join the bottom two units together in a pair, then join the top unit. Repeat to make a second identical unit.

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Arrange the four units as shown in the Mint Layout Diagram. Sew together in pairs, then sew the pairs together to complete one Mint block. Make a total of six Mint blocks.

PIECING THE COOKIE BLOCKS

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Add an L CST to the top two corners of a Z piece. Then add an O CST to the bottom two corners. Add a K piece to either side, and a T piece to the top. Add a C CST in the top two corners, then add an I CST in the bottom two corners. Sew a B piece to either side, and an A piece along the top to make the top cookie unit (Fig 26).

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Add an M CST to a top corner of two U pieces, and an O CST in the bottom corner. Sew an N piece to the side. Add a D, W and I CST to each unit. Join the two units with a V piece between and add an F piece to each side (Fig 27). This completes the top centre cookie unit.

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Add a P CST to the top of two X pieces. Then add W and O CSTs to opposite corners as shown (Fig 28). Add E and I CSTs to two Q pieces as shown (Fig 29). Join the two X units with a Y piece between, and then add an R piece to the bottom. Add the Q pieces to either end, and then a G piece to each end (Fig 30). This completes the bottom centre cookie unit.

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Add I CSTs to the bottom two corners of an S piece. Add a J piece to the bottom of this unit. Then add two H pieces to either side, to complete the bottom cookie unit (Fig 31).

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Join the four cookie units as shown in the Cookie Layout Diagram and sew together to complete one Cookie block. Repeat to make a total of six Cookie blocks.

PIECING THE HOT COCOA BLOCKS

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Add an F CST to the top left of a Y piece, then add an X CST to the bottom left (Fig 32). Join two AA CSTs to the top corners of an R piece, then add two BB CSTs to the bottom corners (Fig 33). Join a DD piece to the top of an S piece, then join a CC piece to the left side (Fig 34). Add one F CST to the top right of a Z piece (Fig 35).

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Join all four units from step 48 and a J piece into one row as shown, to make the cocoa (Fig 36).

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Add a Q CST to opposite bottom corners of two C pieces. Join these two pieces and add an S piece to the right (Fig 37).

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Join a B piece to the top of the pieced unit from step 50. Join pieces A and D to either side. Then join the pieced cocoa section from step 49 to the bottom. Join piece E to the right side. Add an EE CST, then an M CST to the bottom right corner. Finally add a G CST to the top right corner to complete the top half of the block (Fig 38).

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Add an X CST to all four corners of a Q piece. Also add an H CST to two W pieces. Join two V pieces to either side of the O piece, and add the W pieces to the top and bottom. Add an I piece to the right side, and then a J piece to the bottom to complete the handle (Fig 39).

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To make the cup, add two P CSTs to the bottom corners of a T piece. Join an N piece to the left side and the pieced handle to the right side. Then join a U piece to the bottom. Add an L CST to the bottom left corner and a K CST to the bottom right corner (Fig 40)

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Arrange the two pieced sections as shown in the Hot Cocoa Layout Diagram and sew together to complete one Hot Cocoa block. Repeat to make six Hot Cocoa blocks.

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Arrange the blocks in six rows of six blocks. Sew the blocks together in rows, then sew the rows together to complete the quilt top.

QUILTING AND FINISHING

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Cut the backing fabric in half across the width. Remove the selvedges and sew the two pieces together using a in seam. Press the seam open.

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Press the quilt top and backing well. Make a quilt sandwich by placing the backing fabric right side down, the batting on top, then place the quilt top centrally and right side up. Baste the layers together using your preferred method.

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Quilt as desired. Annie quilted a freemotion floral swirl. Trim off the excess batting and backing fabric and square up the quilt.

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Sew the binding strips together end-to-end using diagonal seams. Press the seams open and trim the dog ears. Fold in half lengthways, wrong sides together, and press.

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Sew the binding to the right side of the quilt, creating a neat mitre at each corner. Fold the binding over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to finish.

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