It’s the holiday season so we’re launching this Quilty Advent Calendar to celebrate. Here on the LP&Q team, we’ve gathered together this collection of 24 favourite sewing projects to help you give a handmade touch to your home this Christmas
Embroidered hexagon ornaments
Sew the sweetest little hexies to dec out mantelpieces, trees and doorways with Mollie Johanson’s free embroidery patterns and step by step tutorial.
How to embroidery easy hexie decorations
Make a fabric advent calendar
Whip up a DIY advent calendar to fill with candy canes and sweet treats as you countdown to Christmas.
Find our free advent calendar tutorial here
Sew your own patchwork star stockings
Ali Burdon’s classic Christmas stockings will be treasured for many Christmases to come. Find the free sewing pattern and step-by-step instructions for how to make them.
Find out how to make DIY star stockings
Turn fabric scraps into star decorations
Transform the tiniest of fabric scraps of your prettiest prints into Ali Burdon’s beautiful patchwork star Christmas decorations.
How to sew patchwork star decorations
Treat your Christmas table to home-sewn table settings
Bring some handmade style to your Christmas table with these lovely star place holders by Anna Alicia.
Try our star place holder tutorial
Sew straps into fabric origami stars
Take strips of fabric and fold them into these soothing-to-make star decorations.
Watch our video guide and read our step-by-step walkthrough
Transform bare walls with a star wall hanging
Transform your walls into a starry sky and bring a sense of calm to the Christmas rush with Anna Alicia’s stash-busting wall hanging tutorial.
Find out how to make your own wall art here
Make a Santa’s sack for Christmas morning
Pop on your favourite Christmas tunes, reach for your sewing machine and make this DIY gift sack pattern, designed by Rebecca Reid for Simply Sewing magazine.
Find out how to sew a gift sack with our free tutorial
Foundation paper piece a sweet Santa
Ho ho ho! We spy a friendly Father Christmas, stitched up from the tiniest of fabric scraps! Sew a sweet little Santa tag to give or hang from your tree with our free Santa Foundation paper piecing template.
Find our free Santa FPP pattern and instructions here
Day 9: Free Santa Foundation Paper Piecing template
Easy-sew softie decorations
These quick-to-stitch softie Christmas decorations are an easy project for beginners and an easy make to whip up for experienced stitches looking for some home-made festive cheer!
Find out how to make them here
Sew tiny patchwork candy canes
Oh hello sweetest of foundation paper pieced candy canes! Use up fabric scraps and practise your FPP skills with this fun festive pattern.
Find our free candy cane pattern here
Embroider a kawaii snowflake
Let is snow! Stitch a flurry of cute snowflakes with Mollie Johanson’s pattern, as part of our free embroidery hexie ornaments set!
Find the free sewing pattern here
Free Christmas Tree foundation paper piecing template
For the next in our series of seasonal FPP patterns, stitch a tiny tree from your fabric scraps with our free template
Oh Christmas Tree! Find the pattern here
Sew a snowflake cushion
Winter is our favourite season for English Paper Piecing, so curl up with some hand-sewing and make this pretty snowflake cushion to add a frosty touch to your décor this Christmas.
How to sew a snowflake English Paper Piecing cushion
Sew stylish baubles
Stitch your own beautiful festive baubles to adorn your Christmas tree using this pattern by Anna Alicia.
Head to our step-by-step guide for how to make them
Sew a cute Santa ornament
We’ve got together with Pen + Paper Patterns to bring you a fun freebie: read on to find out how to whip up this easy-sew Father Christmas ornament. He’s sure to be the jolliest project to brighten up your sewing table this year!
Head on over to penandpaperpatterns.blogspot.com to find out how to sew your own happy Santa decoration.
Embroider snowflake star decorations
Discover new embroidery stitches and deck the halls as you go with our beginners embroidery guide to Whipped Running Stitch. We’ll show you how to work the stitch then practise it on a pretty star garland.
Find out how it’s done here
Embroider a Christmas wreath hexie
Today’s free embroidery motif is a wreath – because what Quilty Advent Calendar would be complete without one?
Download our free Christmas wreath embroidery pattern here
Foundation paper piece a Christmas bauble
Sew the next in our series of seasonal FPP designs with our free template.
Get the pattern here
Deck the halls with fabric paper chains!
Give traditional paper chains a makeover with our fun tutorial by Jennie Jones to spruce up your festive home with a homemade touch.
Find out how to make your own fabric paper chain with our DIY here
Twinkle Twinkle Christmas star quilt pattern
Give Half Square Triangles a festive twist with Susan Standen’s Free Christmas Quilt Pattern – this twinkling quilt gives the holiday season a modern quilting update.
Get the free star quilt here
Cross stitch a mini wreath with this super-cute pattern
Our sister magazine The World of Cross Stitching has shared this free mini wreath baubles cross stitch chart to stitch up in just an hour or two for a classic Christmas tree decoration.
Find the free wreath cross stitch pattern here
Embroider a Happy Holidays greeting
Sew the next in Mollie Johanson’s beautiful set of embroidered festive motifs with this free Happy Holidays embroidery pattern.
Find the pattern here
Sew the sweetest patchwork stockings
Hooray we’ve reached the virtual Christmas Eve in this series of holiday treats for quilters! Sew the last in our set of festive foundation paper piecing patterns and pour yourself a sherry! (or whatever festive tipple you prefer).
Day 24: Christmas Stocking Foundation Paper Piecing pattern