This makes a 9" x 13" block and is paper pieced!

Fat Quarters will be plenty!

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Click here for templates B

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The first thing that I would recommend that you do, is go to the Practice Paper Piecing Page.  When you feel comfy with paper piecing, come on back and try a Nutcracker Block! You will need to print out one copy of each template page per block you want to make on very lightweight paper. 


After all your units are pieced, lay them out as shown at left. Sew the two background pieces to the head unit. Sew the narrow shoulder unit to the bottom of the head unit. Sew the belt buckle unit to the shirt top unit, then add the shirt bottom to the bottom of that. Sew the arm units to the side of the shirt unit. Sew the hands and toes units to the sides of the leg unit. Now you have three horizontal pieced units...join them to make the block! Embroider in tooth lines, then appliqué on a moustache, and black buttons on the shirt!

No quilt to show, but this will go well with other Holiday themed blocks!

Happy Quilting All!...and thanks to Vicky for inspiring me to do this!

Marcia :o)  ....Here's one that Vicky made!


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Nov 23 2002 Marcia Hohn

Original  Block