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Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL – Turnstile Block #9

Posted on: February 29th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the next block tutorial for the Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL! Today’s tutorial is for the Turnstile Block 6″ quilt block.

Ugly Christmas Sweater with Turnstile

 

Turnstile 6″ quilt block

Turnstile Block #9

White
A
1 @ 4.5” square
Light Blue
B
1 @ 4.5” square
Light Blue
C
2 @ 4.25” squares

 

Cut each of the (A) and (B) squares TWICE along the diagonal. Place each (A) quarter square (B) quarter squares.  Sew ¼” seam along the cut edge, as shown in red. Press the seams open. Cut each of the (C) squares ONCE along the diagonal. Place each (AB) unit on a (C) half square.  Sew ¼” seam along the cut edge, as shown in red. Press the seams open. Trim each Split HST to 3.5” square, keeping the 1.75” mark on the center. Sew the Split HST squares together, making two rows. Sew the rows together.

 

 

I chose to display my Turnstile block using the Sweater #2 option, using the Luna fabric in place of the yellow fabric.

 

Sweater #2 Assembly Instructions:
 
Pink
A
2 @ 1” x 12.5”
White
B
2 @ 1” x 12.5”
Yellow
C
1 @ 1.5” x 12.5”
Yellow
E
2 @ 2.5” x 6.5”
Yellow
F
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
Background
G
2 @ 1.5” x 8.5”
Yellow
H
1 @ 1.5” x 12.5”
Pink
J
1 @ 1.5” x 12.5”
Background
K
2 @ 3.5” squares
Background
L
2 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
Pink
M
1 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
Block finishes at 12” square
Step 1:  Sew the (A), (B) and (C) rectangles together. Crosscut into 1 unit @ 6.5” wide and 2 units @ 2.5” wide.
 
Step 2:  Sew the 6.5” wide (ABC) unit to the bottom of the 6.5” feature block of your choice made in the previous steps of this pattern. For the Sleeves, sew the (E) rectangles to the 2 (ABC) units @ 2.5” wide.
 
 
Step 3:  To complete the Sleeves, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the (F) rectangles, place them on the ends of the (G) rectangles and sew along the diagonal. Trim ¼” seam and press open. Sew this (FG) unit to the sleeve unit made in the previous step.

Step 4:
  Sew the Sleeves onto the sides of the feature block unit. Sew the (HJ) rectangle on top. Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the (K) squares and place them on the corners. Sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4″ seam and press open.
Step 5:  Sew the (L) and (M) rectangles together to make the collar and sew on top to finish the block.

 

 

 

Don’t forget!!! You can use the cut off corners when following the shoulder instructions in Step #4 to make these bonus 2.5″ half square triangles! I cut first and then sew along the cut edge to make mine. But you could also sew a seam 1/2″ away from your diagonal seam at the same time. And then cut between the two seams.

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One Response

  1. Carol S. says:

    I love all your ugly sweaters (that really aren't ugly), but have not been able to start sewing them yet. Too many days with the Monkey Boys and mother-in-law, and not enough sewing. I've got your pattern, though, and will eventually get to sewing them. You are so good with your tutorials!

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