12 best Christmas quilt patterns to sew ho ho

'tis the season to make the merriest of quilts! We've gathered together this 12 days of Christmas collection of free quilt patterns and downloads for you to sew for the holiday season.

Christmas Applique Templates Gingerbread

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

Christmas Applique Templates Gingerbread


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.

Get the free snowflake quilt pattern here

Snowflake quilt pattern


Sew a Patchwork wreath

Weave pretty fabrics from your stash into Samantha Claridge’s fabric wreath DIY.

Find out how to make it here

How to make a fabric wreath sewing pattern


Holidays Stars Quilt

Holiday stars quilt pattern by Gerri Robinson – pictured below


Dresden Plate wreath

Dresden Plate wreath from The Viking Loom – pictured below

Christmas quilt patterns
3. Holiday Stars Quilt © Gerri Robson 4. Dresden wreath © The Viking Loom 5. Poinsettia Quilt Pattern © Bev Getschel Design 6. Christmas tree quilt © Jitka Design

Poinsettia quilt pattern

Poinsettias, designed by Bev Getschel Design, as featured in Quilter’s World.


Festive paper piecing

Paper piece a Christmas tree – downloadable pattern by Jitka Design on Craftsy

How to make a fabric advent calendar

Use your favourite festive fabric scraps to whip up this DIY advent calendar with our free step-by-step guide!

Fabric advent calendar tutorial


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.

Find out how to make it here



Pinwheel needlebook

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.

Find out how to make it here


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.

Download the free FPP patterns here

Free Christmas foundation paper piecing 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!

Find the free Christmas quilt pattern here

Christmas star quilt pattern detail 3


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.

Get your free Christmas quilt patterns here

Winter Cabin Quilt Block Lorna Slessor
Candy Cabin Block, Designed by Lorna Slessor

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