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20 of the best Christmas quilt patterns

'tis the season to make the merriest of quilts! We've gathered up these favourite Christmas quilt patterns and downloads for you to sew for the holiday season.

Christmas Tree quilt pattern

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).

Free Christmas Tree quilt pattern


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.

Snowflake quilt pattern
Snowflake Quilt PDF pattern © Modern Handcraft

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.

Christmas Tree quilt pattern
Santa in the Trees quilt pattern

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.

Christmas jumper quilt pattern


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

Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern Free


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.

Warm Wishes Christmas Quilt Kit Etsy


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.

Holly Jolly Quilt pattern


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.

Candy Cane pot holder


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.

Free snowflake quilt block pattern

Snowflake quilt pattern


Holidays Stars Quilt

Holiday stars quilt pattern by Gerri Robinson.

Christmas stars quilt pattern
© Gerri Robson

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.

Mini Dresden Wreath Quilt pattern


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.

Poinsettia quilt pattern
So many reasons we need this traditional poinsettia quilt pattern in our lives!

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.

Gingerbread quilt pattern


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.

Snowman mini quilt pattern



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

Christmas star quilt pattern detail 3


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.

Mandy Shaw Nutcracker Free Christmas quilt patterns

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.

Find out how to make it here

How to make a fabric wreath sewing pattern


Cathedral window pin cushion stocking filler

Todays’s Quilter magazine are sharing this  lovely little DIY gift idea for sewing fans in the family… Whip up a Cathedral Window pin cushion by Laura Pritchard as part of a pair of vintage-style sewing table accessories. How to make a Cathedral Window pin cushion



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