Get ready to put the jingle bells into your sewing space with this merry round-up of our favourite festive quilt patterns to make Christmas patchwork to treasure in the family for years to come. Snuggle up under your new favourite family’s Christmas quilt, try our free Christmas appliqué templates, make clever fabric-folded stocking fillers or piece full sized Christmas quilt patterns with this collection of merry and bright designs.
Best Christmas Quilt Patterns
Snowflake quilt pattern
Modern Handcraft’s snowflake quilt has been popping up in our instagram feed and adding a much-needed pop of joy for a while now, thanks to the jam-packed hashtag #snowflakequilt. This is a great scrap buster as it suits scrappy fabrics, and it’s beginner-friendly as its pieced using whole squares and the odd half square triangle. Once complete it will measure 60x72in.
- Get the pattern from Modern Handcraft ($12)
Santa in the Trees Quilt Pattern
OK. So we’re only number 2 in this round-up but could it be we’ve peaked Christmas with this one? Loving these scandi-style rows of Christmas trees by Ahhh Christmas – set against a modern white background, complete with one cheeky Father Christmas in the mix! This is a PDF pattern so you can download it instantly and it makes a quilt that measures 50x60in.
- Get the pattern from Ahhh Quilting (Etsy, £11.63)
Free Christmas appliqué templates
We’re sharing this folk-art-style appliqué patterns, free from the Today’s Quilter archives.We first featured Mandy’s Merry Christmas Wall Hanging (pictured below) way back in issue 2 and it has been one of our most popular ever Christmas projects, and so we’re bringing you a taster of it today!
Snowflake quilt block pattern
We’re bringing you this free tutorial for how to piece a snowflake quilt block. This beautiful block by Lynne Goldsworthy is the perfect frosty… and is the perfect excuse to practise your Foundation Paper Piecing for crisp points and frosty effects.
Best Christmas patchwork projects to use up your fabric stash
Sew a Patchwork wreath
Weave pretty fabrics from your stash into Samantha Claridge’s fabric wreath DIY.
Holidays Stars Quilt
Holiday stars quilt pattern by Gerri Robinson.
Dresden Plate wreath
Why sew a full sized quilt when you can whip up the cutest of festive minis? We love this Mini Dresden Wreath Hanging from Berry Birdy on Etsy. Easy to piece using fabric scraps it will make a lovely handmade touch to your annual Christmas decorations.
- Get the PDF pattern (Etsy £7.75)
Poinsettia quilt pattern
Nothing says Christmas like Poinsettia petals and now you can stitch a quilt pattern that mixes traditional floral designs with this Fig Tree Quilts pattern from Moda. T$6here are no tricky Y-Seams to fox you so this is a good pattern for a confident beginner or intermediate quilter.
- Get the Poinsettia quilt pattern (Fat Quarter Shop, $6.82)
Festive paper piecing
Paper piece a Christmas tree – downloadable pattern by Jitka Design on Craftsy
Use your favourite festive fabric scraps to whip up this DIY advent calendar with our free step-by-step guide!
Cathedral window pin cushion
For day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas, we’re bringing you another lovely little DIY gift idea for sewing fans in the family. This lovely Cathedral Window pin cushions was sewn up by our Deputy Editor Laura, as part of a pair of vintage-style sewing table accessories.
While we’re sharing free gift ideas for sewists, check out this free tutorial for how to sew a beautiful pinwheel needle book. It makes the perfect pair to the Cathedral Window pin cushion.
Click on over to our Christmas Quilts Pinterest board to see the rest.
Foundation Paper Piece sweet gift tags
Use up even the smallest of fabric scraps and turn them into sweetly stitched gift tags with our set of free FPP patterns.
Piece a quilt top that twinkles
Metallic touches are the perfect way to give your Christmas quilts a dash of extra magic. Susan Standen’s contemporary Christmas Star Quilt pattern ticks all the festive boxes!
Have a merry #quiltmas
If you’re on the hunt for free Christmas quilt patterns, Broadcloth Studio has got you covered with the Quiltmas Spectacular. Head to her website to sign up and get 12 free fun and festive quilt block patterns from top quilt designers. Pictured below is Lorna Slessor’s Candy Cabin Block, created especially for the series.
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