Christmas quilt patterns for beginners

Christmas quilt patterns for beginners DEFAULT

Christmas brings joy and this year you can add an extra dose of happiness to it by creating beautiful quilts based on Christmas patterns. We have compiled some simple yet beautiful designs that give a different dimension to your room and keep you warm and cozy. Pick any of the patterns from the list and make your Christmas more special.

Easy Christmas Quilt Pattern

Christmas Quilt Pattern

If you are planning to gift a special quilt to your loved ones or deck your walls, beds, or halls with beautiful quilts then this Christmas quilt pattern is one of the best options you can choose.

Christmas Tree Quilt Pattern

Get ready to celebrate Christmas with this tree quilt pattern this year. Your family will love to treasure this Christmas patchwork for years.

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern

Snuggle up under this Christmas quilt. The bright and merry designs will make your festival more special.

Christmas Quilt

Nothing can beat this quilt when it comes to the classic design. You need to gather simple materials like pins, fabric scraps, etc. to make this Christmas quilt.

Free Christmas Tree Quilt Pattern.

This is a simple project and you can complete it while listening to music or watching television. The project is portable and small so you can carry it outdoors.

Christmas Ornament Quilt Pattern

Pick the colors of your choice and make this beautiful pattern. The contrast colors will pop out in the project.

Free Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern for Christmas

Scrappy Christmas Quilt Pattern You Will Love

Try this paper piecing project with a seasonal look. This is a perfect project for beginners and can be completed in no time.

Scrappy Christmas Quilt Pattern

This is a beginner-friendly quilt that is simple and quick to make. It will add charm to your room.

Christmas Quilt Pattern for Beginners

We all love Christmas and Christmas quilts! Make this lovely quilt hassle free in a couple of weeks and you are done to celebrate this special day.

Modern Christmas Quilt Pattern

This modern quilt pattern is perfect for days when Christmas is near. Feel the festive spirit with this holiday quilt.

Christmas Present Quilt Pattern Free

This is a fun project and quick to make. This pattern is perfect for beginners as well as an experienced stitcher.


Category: Christmas Quilt Projects

sewing themed christmas tree

Christmas Quilt Projects

Make A Sparkling Tree For Your Sewing Room

Quilting Cubby | December 15, 2018

With Everything From Your Sewing Room If sewing is your passion this is just the right project to complete your Christmas projects, and you already have everything you

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Santas Cookie Bucket Fabric Basket

Christmas Quilt Projects

Santa’s Cookie Bucket Put Any Gift inside

Quilting Cubby | December 14, 2018

Sweet Quilted Fabric Baskets For Grown-Ups Too I just love the idea of these sweet Cookie Buckets. When the handles are sewn on with just the buttons, the

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Christmas patchwork pillow pattern

Christmas Quilt Projects

Christmas Patchwork Pillow With Christmas Wishes

Quilting Cubby | December 5, 2018

Merry Christmas Patchwork Pillow Choose The Prettiest Trim. Simple patchwork and embroidery makes this pillow shine. Use fabric scraps for most of the patchwork, and a couple 2

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Quilt As You Go Made Vintage Christmas table topper

Christmas Quilt Projects

‘Quilt As You Go Made Vintage’ Christmas Table Topper

Quilting Cubby | December 1, 2018

Start Your Christmas Projects With This Quilt As You Go Table Topper Idea. Get started on Christmas projects using quilt blocks from ‘Quilt As You Go Made Vintage’

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no sew ornament wreath

Christmas Quilt Projects

A Fun Time To Make A Starry Night Wreath

Quilting Cubby | November 29, 2018

Make Several In An Afternoon. Christmas is every reason to make this pretty wreath using folded fabric. A relaxing quilty project to fit into a busy time of

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Christmas Quilt Projects

A Christmas Wreath Mini Quilt To Treasure

Quilting Cubby | November 28, 2018

A Mini Quilt For The Wall Or A Pretty Candle Mat A project that uses up scraps and turns them into something useful, this indoor wreath that can also

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over under table topper or tree skirt

Christmas Quilt Projects

Over Under Table Topper A Stunning Table Centerpiece

Quilting Cubby | March 27, 2018

Make A Table Topper Or Tree Skirt. Choose colors for a table centerpiece for anytime of year, or holiday colors to accent the bottom of your tree. A

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christmas coasters

Christmas Quilt Projects

Merry Holiday Coasters For Christmas Eve

Quilting Cubby | December 22, 2017

These Christmas Coasters Are Super Fun To Make. Add these Merry coasters to your holiday decor. They’re functional, and you can have them ready made in time for

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Hexagon Holiday Placemats

Christmas Quilt Projects

Hexie Holiday Placemats

Quilting Cubby | December 20, 2017

Easy Christmas Tree Placemats In An Afternoon. These cute Christmas tree blocks framed in a hexagon of colorful holiday prints, are fun to put together. A practical holiday

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fabric gift pouch

Beginner Friendly Quilts

Quick and Easy Fabric Gift Pouch

Quilting Cubby | December 20, 2017

Make These Last Minute Gift Pouches. Stitch up these gift pouches in an evening to fill with chocolates, small trinkets and even tree ornament gifts. A layer cake

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Santa's Tree Farm quilt Wendy Sheppard

Christmas Quilt Projects

Santa’s Tree Farm Quilt Merry and Bright

Quilting Cubby | December 20, 2017

With The Ohio Star Atop The Christmas Trees. Make a quilt of Christmas trees to put on display for the holiday season. This festive quilt under a festive

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20 of the best Christmas quilt patterns

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 that will be treasured 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. We’ve included everything from modern Scandi- Christmas trees to traditional motifs, poinsettias to Christmas jumper-inspired designs. Get ready to ho ho sew (sorry but we can’t resist a Christmas quilting pun).

For more seasonal quilts  for other times of year, don’t miss our free Easter quilt patterns and pick of the best Halloween quilt patterns.

Best Christmas Quilt Patterns


Sew Srappy Christmas trees!

Judith Dahmen’s simple triangle trees are a great way to use up scraps from your fabric stash! Find the pattern in issue 14 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine (available to download via the LP&Q app).


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.


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.


Row by Row Christmas jumper quilt

When it comes to classic quilts, you can’t beat Lynne Goldsworthy’s eye-catching quilt designs, and this Row by Row Christmas jumper quilt from issue 54 of Today’s Quilter magazine is one of our all time favourite Christmas quilt patterns. To get the pattern, download the digital issue from the Today’s Quilter app.


Make a patchwork tree skirt

You know you want to! Luckily for you, we have an awesome free pattern here on Gathered to get you started, designed by Sally Stevens for Today’s Quilter magazine.

How to sew a Christmas tree skirt


Warm Wishes Christmas quilt kit

For experienced quilters out there who want to GO TO TOWN on their next Christmas quilt pattern, how about this quilt kit Memoreasy Keepsakes on Etsy?  It features the Warm Wishes fabric collection by Maywood Studio  and Hannah Dale and gives you the chance to get jazzy piecing Irish chain nine-patches and star quilt blocks among other patchwork treats in this detailed Christmas quilt pattern.

The quilt kit features full colour instructions and all the fabrics you need to make the quilt top and binding (with Hannah’s beloved watercolor animal designs including Llamas with Santa hats, bunnies in Christmas stockings and sleeping puppies wearing antler headbands). It’s kitted in the USA so if you’re in the UK you may need to wait a while for the overseas delivery but it’s sure to be worth the wait.


Holly Jolly quilt pattern

Santa’s Elves have come early and delivered the ultimate in quilty collabs – check out the Holly Jolly Quilt pattern by Then Came June and Pen+Paper Patterns! Part of The Modern Holiday Quilt Collection, this joyful modern quilt is inspired by holly berries and is block based, making it beginner friendly. Your finished quilt will measure  57½ in square.


Candy cane pot holder

We really wanted to include a candy cane quilt in this round up but were surprised to find they’re few and far between (feel free to email us if you have a favourite candy cane quilt we haven’t thought of!). So we’re featuring this super cute pot holder tutorial from the Fat Quater Shop Blog. Head over to check out their free tutorial for how to turn this beautiful Candy Canes Block from Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book into a pretty and practical addition to your festive kitchen.


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!

Get the free gingerbread and Christmas tree appliqué patterns here


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.

Free snowflake quilt block pattern


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.


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.


Gingerbread quilt pattern

Gracie Larson’s Gingerbread quilt pattern first caught our eye when it was featured in Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine – see how some of our favourite quilters took on these traditionally pieced quilt blocks with the hashtag #gingerbreadquiltqal. The pattern itself is still available when you download issue 66 via the LP&Q app.


Anyone for a Snowman mini quilt?

Just kidding. Of COURSE we all want to make a Snowman mini quilt! Quick to piece, this friendly Frosty mini will make a lovely table decoration or wall hanging and you’ve got plenty of time to whip it up before the Holidays officially begin.


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!

Find our Free Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star Quilt pattern here


Nutcracker quilt – free templates

We don’t use the word stunning about quilt patterns very often – but this classic Nutcracker Christmas quilt by Mandy Shaw for  issue 54 of Today’s Quilter magazine really is.


Quilts are seasonal anyway, so if you’re planning a quilt, why not indulge in some holiday cheer and make an awesome Christmas quilt? Sure, you’ll be ready to put it away on January 2nd, but from the day after Thanksgiving until then, think about how cherished it will be!

You can make many traditional quilt patterns look seasonal simply by substituting appropriate colors, but I also enjoy specifically Christmas quilt patterns. Whichever YOU prefer, check out my list of Christmas quilt tutorials below, and find the next project on your to-do list!

1. Christmas-Themed T-Shirt Quilt One of my favorite things to sew is a themed T-shirt quilt. I collect T-shirts on a specific topic (Star Wars, say…), and then sew a T-shirt quilt from them. Use this method with Christmas-themed T-shirts, and your Christmas quilt will be so soft and comfy!

Star Wars Crafts

2. Christmas Star Quilt BlockThe tutorial is for the quilt block, which you can then use to make a quilt of any size.

3. Half-Square Triangle StarThis quilt has a red and white color scheme–definitely appropriate for Christmas, or all winter, really, but I think that you could also lay it out on the 4th of July as a picnic blanket and it wouldn’t look out of place.

4. Very Merry Wall QuiltYou won’t mind all the detail that you put into this quilt–not only is it super cute, but it’s also super small, just the right size for hanging on your wall.

5. In From The Cold QuiltHere’s another quilt pattern that you can use all winter, not just through the Christmas season. Any weather that’s right for hot chocolate is right for this quilt!

6. Patchwork ForestHere’s another quilt that you could make super festive or more sedate, depending on your color scheme. Keeping the trees evergreen, or using the red, white and green color scheme, makes the quilt feel like winter.

7. Christmas Countdown QuiltsAmerican Quilter is in the third year of offering a series of Christmas quilt blocks, which you can use in any combination to create an original Christmas quilt.

8. Scrappy TrianglesI LOVE the way that Quilty Love turned this simple quilt into a Christmas quilt just by using red, green, and white fabric. If you, too, have a good-sized fabric stash, then you, too, could possibly make this quilt just by using what you’ve got on hand.

9. Christmas Trees QuiltTriangles are a popular quilt block for a Christmas quilt, and here’s another one! This particular quilt has additional piecing making up each triangle, so you can make quite an elaborate creation!

10. Nine-Patch Christmas QuiltNine-patch quilts are easy enough for beginners to sew perfectly, but the applique trees on this particular pattern make it something special.

11. Textured Tree Block With PleatsPleating is used to give this tree block a three-dimensional appearance–it’s stunning enough to stand alone as a holiday decoration!

12. O Christmas TreeIf you like the idea of the scrappy triangles but want something more specifically themed, check out the way that Material Girl Quilts put a Christmas tree in the center!

Do you know of a great Christmas quilt tutorial or a regular quilt tutorial that would look great as a Christmas quilt? Tell me about it in the Comments below!


Beginners christmas quilt patterns for

I’ve updated this list of some of my favorite Christmas Quilt patterns! The list is up to 35 Christmas quilts now. So many fun options with a range from simple patchwork to modern improv, to more advanced techniques. Plus something for everyone’s style.

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I’ve been itching to pull out my Christmas quilt projects. For some reason this year I’ve got at least 4 I want to work on. It’s a bit ridiculous, I know. But I figure, we can all use an extra strong dose of the Christmas Spirit this year! And with fewer Christmas parties and activities to attend, I can make good use of that time. 🙂

I made myself wait until I finished the Autumn Love sampler and all of my Virtual Quilt Market prep before I started, but now that I’ve been a good girl and checked those things off the list, the Christmas sewing has commenced!!

(And the Christmas everything. Usually I’m a strictly Christmas-everything-comes-after-Thanksgiving kind of person. But this year, BRING ON CHRISTMAS!)

My first project is with this stack of Liberty of London’s cotton Christmas collection, simply called A Festive Collection. I am SO smitten with these prints. Here are some closeups.  It’s available now in shops – I’ve seen it from a variety of Etsy sellers.)

I wanted to keep the design simple and let the delightful detailed prints do all of the work for this quilt. After much deliberation, I decided on simple Sawtooth Stars. (I’m making 10″ blocks.) I’ll share the final layout as soon as it’s done!

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

I tend to enjoy making Christmas quilts most at Christmas time. (Which is kind of a small window of time at a busy time of year.) So often I’ll start a quilt one year and pull it out and finish it the next. For some reason, this system just works for me.

Over the years I’ve been collecting a list of some of my favorite Christmas quilt inspiration, patterns and tutorials and every year there are always more to add to the list. I’ve picked a variety from traditional to modern, as well as easy to more complex. There’s definitely a Christmas quilt pattern out there for everyone!

Stunning Christmas Quilts

Tree Christmas Quilts:

I’m SUCH a sucker for all things trees. That’s what inspired the Holiday Patchwork Forest quilts.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

One of the most popular tutorials on my blog is this Improv Patchwork Forest Trees quilt. I’ve since made a few different variations of this quilt. This quilt is all improv-piecing and really freeing. It’s also a fun one for playing with fabric. Large tree version found here.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Or if your time is limited, you can get the same creative satisfaction piecing a Mini tree version found here.

And this is my latest variation on my tree quilts- this one is called the Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest. You can read about it and find the pattern here. I also made a fun two-tone low-volume red & white version seen here.

This free quilt pattern by Amber of Gigi’s Thimble is called Rustic Pines. I really love the patchwork look and the muted colors.

Quilty Trees by Emily Dennis of Quilty Love

image from Emily Dennis of Quilty Love

Emily Dennis of Quilty Love has another pixelated tree quilt version called Quilty Trees.

photo from Cluck Cluck Sew

This Christmas in the Suburbs by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew is one of my favoritest Christmas quilts. Allison added a simple pine tree block to give her house quilt a Christmas feel.

Simple Patchwork Christmas Quilts

Christmas quilts don’t have to be fancy. You could easily make a simple patchwork quilt – or any quilt pattern really, and by using some fun Christmas-themed, or red and green fabric, you have an instant Christmas quilt!

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

This traditional quilt was made using my Quick Cornerstones tutorial (here). If you’re looking for a super fast quilt to make this Christmas, this is it. There’s a simple shortcut that helps it come together so quickly. Seriously.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

This Christmas quilt is also a great one to make with precuts – 5″ or 10″ precuts. This version was made using the adorable Pixie Noel line from Riley Blake, which is perfect for cute fussy-cuts. I also used the classic Riley Blake Red Swiss dot.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Diamond Patchwork Tutorial by Andy from A Bright Corner

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: Patchwork Plaid Christmas Quilt tutorial by Maker Valley

Another fun patchwork variation is this free tutorial for the Patchwork Plaid Christmas Quilt by Maker Valley.

Or how about a Pixelated Christmas Flamingo quilt?! You can get the free instructions from Bev at Flamingo Toes

Here are a few festive variations on patchwork squares:

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

photo from Moda Bake Shop

This wall hanging is made with mini (2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) charm squares. Adorable! This free tutorial is called Baubles by Jen Daly for Moda Bake Shop.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

photo from Maker Valley

I’m so in love with this giant, scrappy, pixelated Christmas tree quilt by Maker Valley. You can buy this pattern here.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

photo from Trellis and Thyme

Speaking of pixelated designs, I love this mini quilt pattern by Trellis and Thyme. (They have a bunch more adorable felt and cross-stitch patterns in their Etsy shop. SO cute.)

If you’re in the mood for a mini quilt project, Christopher Thompson, aka The Tattooed Quilter, created this cute little Under the Tree foundation paper-piecing pattern.

Sugar Pin Stars by Sherri McConnell

I’m SO smitten by the large, graphic style of this Knitted Star quilt pattern by Lo and Behold Stitchery. It looks striking in every color way that I’ve seen it.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

photo from Freshly Pieced

For a little more complex Christmas quilt, check out Freshly Pieced’s Fair Isle quilt pattern inspired by classic Fair Isle sweaters.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

photo from Saw it. LOVED it. Made it.

I’m SO smitten with this adorable patchwork tree skirt from Saw it. LOVED it. Made it. Free tutorial here!

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

I love the creativity of these two Christmas quilt patterns (Glorious and Merry and Bright) by Nadra Ridgeway of Ellis & Higgs.

Nadra has a stunning collection of Christmas quilts (this one is called Bright Stars) and blocks like Santa, the Star of Bethlehem,  an angel, gift, etc. They can all be found in her Etsy shop as well as a bunch of adorable Christmas quilt blocks like Santa, the Star of Bethlehem, 

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

This festive quilt is made with the Free PDF pattern for Cluck Cluck Sews’ No Point Stars

image from Lori Holt

Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas pattern book has a multitude of Christmas quilt blocks in assorted combinations and variations. And they’re all amazing. I’m working on a bunch of the blocks right now and they’re so much fun. Probably one of the best Christmas quilt pattern books there is.

Thimble Blossoms Vintage Holiday

Camille Roskelly’s Thimble Blossom Vintage Holiday pattern has darling vintage-inspired ornaments and is available in large and mini quilt variations.

Triangle Christmas Quilts

I’ve come across so many great triangle quilts. Here are a few variations:

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

This is my Kitschy Christmas Quilt made with fussy-cut vintage reproduction prints.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Photo from Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night

This clean, pretty version by Ashley at Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night also comes with a tutorial of how to cut and sew the triangles together.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

photo from Quilty Love

Here’s another Christmas-y triangle quilt for added inspiration. This scrappy version would be a great way to just play with colors from your stash – not necessarily needing Christmas Fabric. This one is by Emily Dennis of QuiltyLove.


Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

photo from A Bright Corner

A fun, fresh take on pinwheels. Free Pattern by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Speaking of Pinwheel quilts, this Peppermint Pinwheels quilt is deceptively simple!


Modern Christmas Quilt Ideas

If you’re looking for a fun modern twist on a Christmas quilt, check out Modern Handcraft’s Snowflake Quilt.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: Amy Smart modern quilt pattern Chain Link

This pattern doesn’t look like a Christmas design, but look how cute it is when you plug in Christmas fabric! Pattern is Chain Link and it’s perfect for 5″ precut squares. Fabric is Way Up North by Jill Howarth.

Fun and quirky Santa’s Hat pattern by Melissa of the Polkadot Chair is a fun variation on a triangle quilt.

Lindsey of Pen and Paper Patterns has another fun Santa’s hat pattern variation called Kris Kringle.

Also from Pen and Paper patterns is this fun modern holly berry quilt called Holly Jolly.

This creative pattern by Seamed to Be is called Jingle Jangle.

Favorite Christmas Quilts featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

Finally, if you’re in the mood for Christmas sewing but time is limited (seriously, why is Christmas always at the busiest time of the year?) try making a festive pillow! Here are over 15 Christmas pillow tutorials and patterns.

Christmas sewing projects featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

If you’re looking for other smaller Christmas sewing projects, check out this post.

Over 30 Fresh Favorite modern Christmas quiltsIf you’re looking for more ideas, follow this Christmas Quilts Pinboard for inspiration all year round.

And if this year just isn’t the year, pin this image so you can find it in the future!

Whatever you end up sewing, Happy Stitching!

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Hey guys! I’m so excited to be releasing my very first quilt pattern! It’s called Vintage Christmas and hopefully you’ll love it as much as I do!



I mean who doesn’t love heading out to look for that perfect Christmas tree? This one was super fun to make, and fairly quick to put together too! I mixed a fun vintage truck with some super cute tree blocks.



The tree unit in the truck was probably the most challenging part, but it’s still a fairly easy and straight forward pattern to make.


For the front of the quilt I used a mix of fabrics from the Mistletoe Lane fabric by Bunny Hill Lane for Moda. This line is actually from last year but I know that Stitches N Giggles Etsy shop has some left! And it’s on clearance too!

For the backside I used the white snowflake print from Sweetwater’s Cookie Exchange fabric.


I went with a festive red binding as well because I love red binding! Check out the fabric requirements below to see what you’ll need to make this fun quilt!


And since it’s only July, you still have time to get this made in time for Christmas! Double Yay!


Finished quilt size: 69” x 74”

Quilt design by Erica Arndt Copyright ©2016 Erica Made Designs, LLC




If you make this quilt, make sure to tag me on social media using #vintagechristmasquilt and @ericaarndt

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My favorite time of year is Christmas, and a great way to get into the holiday spirit is by creating a Christmas quilt to decorate my home.

There are so many different beautiful styles of Christmas quilts that you can easily find one that matches your personal style and design preference. 

I’ve rounded up 25 Merry and Bright Christmas quilt patterns (even a few free Christmas quilt patterns) for you to check out and put you into the holly jolly mood. 

Why Make a Christmas Quilt and When You Should Start

Before I show you the festive Christmas quilt patterns to make, let's go over why I think you should make a Christmas quilt for your home and when is the best time for you to start making your new quilt.

Why Make a Christmas Quilt?

  • It can make a beautiful backdrop for family photos.
  • It will bring holiday cheer to you and your family.
  • A Christmas quilt can completely change the look of your living room or bedroom.
  • How cute would it be to have a Christmas quilt for your guest bedroom when family comes to visit for the holidays?
  • Kids will LOVE a Christmas-themed quilt to wrap up on the couch.
  • It will become a family tradition and heirloom.

Once you’ve decided that you do want to make a Christmas quilt, you need to figure out when you should start creating the quilt. 

Usually the best time to purchase Christmas fabric and patterns is right after Christmas. That’s when many fabric shops have their holiday fabric and patterns on sale, but it’s not the only time shops will have sales.

I suggest finding the fabric and pattern you want to purchase for your Christmas quilt ASAP. Keep an eye on the fabric shop that carries it and wait for them to have a sale to get a good deal on your supplies.

Depending on how much free time you have, consider starting a side project like a Christmas quilt about two months before you want to complete it. 

Keep in mind, if you want to have your quilt professionally quilted, you’ll need to add that processing time to your total prep time. It wouldn’t hurt to make your quilt and have it ready months before Christmas.

25 Christmas Quilt Patterns

Ready for some inspiration now that you know why and how you should begin your Christmas quilt?

We've curated some of the most beautiful holiday quilts that will make you feel merry and bright at any time of year. You'll find both traditional and modern Christmas quilt patterns in our selection.

1. Gingerbread House Christmas Candy Row Quilt

Gingerbread House Christmas Candy Row Quilt

This quilt is a great example of a quilt top made up of several different Christmas quilt blocks. This pattern comes with six different types of blocks. The completed quilt is a 60”x60” throw size quilt.

2. Mittens and Main Quilt

Mittens and Main Quilt

Isn’t this an adorable pattern? This pattern is the perfect mix of modern and sweet detail! The Mittens and Main pattern has three different size options for you: lap, twin, and queen. 

3. Lone Star Christmas Tree Skirt

 Lone Star Christmas Tree Skirt

I had to include a Christmas tree skirt in this line-up, right? This pattern makes a traditional Lone Star pattern, but using Christmas themed fabric makes it pretty obvious it’s for the holidays. I love the octagon shape of this skirt. The final skirt will measure approximately 48” from side to side.

4. Vintage Christmas Book Quilt

Vintage Christmas Book Quilt

Wow, how breathtaking is this quilt? This pattern is part of a book by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. The book has a total of 42 Christmas-themed blocks that you can mix and match to create a one-of-a-kind quilt. 

5. Candy Cane Lane Quilt

 Candy Cane Lane Quilt

What’s more classic Christmas than candy canes? This pattern is a beautiful modern option for anyone who loves this sweet treat. I would recommend this pattern for an intermediate quilter. The finished quilt will be 62”x70”.

6. Solstice Quilt

Solstice Quilt

Here is a wonderful example of a traditional sampler quilt, but with these bright modern fabrics, it makes a great option for your Christmas quilt.

The final quilt size is 68”x68” (large throw size). If you are looking for Christmas quilt patterns for beginners, this pattern would be a good choice for you to dabble in several different block types. 

7. An Evergreen Christmas Quilt and Pillow Sham

An Evergreen Christmas Quilt and Pillow Sham

I love the minimalist and modern feel of this quilt, but it still feels homey and warm. This design is another great beginner-friendly pattern.

The pattern comes with four different size options: youth, throw, queen, and king. It also comes with a free pillow sham pattern so you can have matching pillows for your bed which is an awesome bonus!

8. Christmas Irish Chain Quilt

Christmas Irish Chain Quilt

This gorgeous pattern is free and an excellent option if you like a more minimalist/clean look for your decor. I love how the holly pops on the light background. The final quilt size will be 77”x77”.

9. Wooded Whimsy Quilt

Wooded Whimsy Quilt

The Wooded Whimsy quilt is a jelly roll friendly pattern and great for beginner or experienced quilters. This pattern will make a 60”x72” quilt. These whimsical trees are adorable, aren’t they?

10. Charming Christmas Quilt

 Charming Christmas Quilt

The Charming Christmas quilt pattern is another free pattern. This pattern is a charm pack friendly project. This would definitely be a quick project, so if you need a last minute Christmas gift, this would be a great option for you. The pattern will help you make a 59”x59” quilt.

11. Poppa’s Tree Farm Quilt

 Poppa’s Tree Farm Quilt

The mix and match look with the trees and pinwheels or this quilt top is timeless and beautiful. The pattern will make a quilt 57”x80”, but it can easily be adjusted to create a smaller or larger quilt.

12. Jingle Jangle Quilt

Jingle Jangle Quilt

How fun is this quilt? This may be my favorite pattern on this list just because it screams holiday cheer. This example quilt used a great combination of fabrics and colors as well. The quilt pattern is written for two different sizes: 52”x64” and 72”x88”.

13. Holly Jolly Quilt

Holly Jolly Quilt

Another perfect example of a modern quilt that embodies the warmth and joy of Christmas. The Holly Jolly quilt pattern is beginner-friendly and can use solids or patterned fabrics. The finished quilt will be 57 ½ ”x57 ½ ”.

14. Patchwork Christmas Tree Quilt

 Patchwork Christmas Tree Quilt

This example is an easy to follow free tutorial by Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter on how to create these beautiful tree blocks. These blocks could be used to make an entire quilt top or as a border for a Christmas themed quilt.

15. Merry and Bright Quilt

Merry and Bright Quilt

I am a big fan of these quilt tops that have a different block type for each row of the design. The mix of traditional quilt blocks and modern blocks works really well in this design. This pattern will make a 28”x 34” mini quilt. 

16. New Slant on Snowflakes Quilt

 New Slant on Snowflakes Quilt

How gorgeous is this pattern? I like how this quilt isn’t specifically Christmas themed but winter in general, so you can leave it out even after the new year. The final quilt size will be 48”x 64”.

17. Merry and Bright Quilt

 Merry and Bright Quilt

This modern take on a sampler quilt would be the perfect addition to your living room or guest room. The finished quilt will be 63”x67”.

18. New Slant on Christmas Tree

New Slant on Christmas Tree

It wouldn’t be a Christmas quilt list without a classic Christmas tree on one of the quilt tops. This pattern is set up with a herringbone design creating a beautiful tree. The final quilt will be 48”x64”.

19. Winter Wonderland Quilt

 Winter Wonderland Quilt

Winter Wonderland is the perfect name for this pattern. These adorable snow globes are  modern blocks that look great with beautiful Christmas fabrics. The final quilt size for this pattern is 68”x68”.

20. Wrapped Up Quilt

The Wrapped Up quilt pattern is another gorgeous example of traditional and modern blocks working beautifully together. I love the detail of the ribbon on the presents — it’s a great little touch. The completed quilt will be 74”x74”.

21. So This Is Christmas Quilt

 So This Is Christmas Quilt

I’m not sure what is cuter, the chubby reindeer or the tall, skinny, potted evergreens. This lovely quilt pattern will make a 60”x75” quilt. This design is definitely a heirloom quality quilt pattern.

22. Christmas Ribbons Quilt

Christmas Ribbons Quilt

This design is what most would picture if you mentioned a Christmas quilt, so I had to include it on the list.

The Christmas Ribbons pattern is beautiful and timeless and will work well with modern fabrics or more traditional, depending on your style. The pattern will make a finished quilt of 62”x62”.

23. Pixie Stockings Quilt

Pixie Stockings Quilt

This example is such a fun pattern, and I’m sure any child (or adult) would love this on their bed. I love the variations in the different-sized stockings. The finished quilt will be 60”x80”. 

24. Wander Through the Woods Quilt

Wander Through the Woods Quilt

This pattern would be a great option if you have some beautiful Christmas themed fabric that you wanted to showcase. This example is a beginner-friendly pattern.

You could also use this pattern to make a quilt in non-Christmas themed fabrics which makes this pattern a good investment. The completed quilt will measure 40 ½”x 48 ½”.

25. Joyfully Quilt

Joyfully Quilt

The Joyfully quilt pattern resembles either candy or “Christmas crackers”. This is another great pattern if you have some fun fabrics you would like to showcase on your quilt. The final quilt size will be 67 ½”x 79 ½”.

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Did you find your favorite Christmas quilt pattern?

Well there we have it! Twenty-five Christmas quilt patterns — one for each day in December leading to the big day. 

I hope this has inspired your inner elf to start planning your Christmas quilt projects for the coming year. It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas!

Looking for something to use as a decoration for the holidays? Discover our list of gorgeous Christmas quilt patterns you can try making.

About the author: 
Miriam Ronne is a lover of all things quilting and sewing. She is a self-taught quilter and is constantly learning and broadening her skill set to create one-of-a-kind quilts! When she's not behind her sewing machine you can find her playing with her fur babies or trying her hand at other crafty things.

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