Tell the tale of the Nutcracker in stitches with Mandy Shaw’s exclusive quilt pattern collection, as featured in issue 54 of Today's Quilter magazine! This beautiful pattern book include a majestic Nutcracker Scene storyboard quilt, a crazy patchwork throw, cosy cushions, and quick-stitch redwork decorations that are just perfect for making and then sharing with family and friends. Read on to download our free templates for the projects inside.


If you like this festive quilt project, you might like our guide to the 20 best Christmas quilt patterns, or for foundation paper piecing fans, check out our Free Snowflake Quilt Block Pattern.

Mandy Shaw Christmas Quilt Templates

Download Mandy's free Christmas quilt patterns below

To help you make festive quilts to treasure:

Please download our updated Nutcracker Christmas Quilt Templates here.

Please note - before you sew!

There is a correction to the templates for Mandy Shaw’s lovely Nutcracker Scene

It was brought to our attention that some of the templates on the template sheet had been drawn in reverse, and others not. The slipper template was also missing and this has been updated on the digital download above.

If you are using the printed template sheet that came with issue 54 of the magazine, please carefully refer to the images of the quilt when cutting pieces, and flip the applique templates if required.


We’re sorry about this, and hope you enjoy stitching this beautiful project.

Mandy Shaw Nutcracker Free Christmas quilt patterns


Mandy ShawDesigner and Founder of Dandelion Designs

Mandy Shaw is the owner of Dandelion Designs, an online shop full of craft patterns and hard-to-find haberdashery items like prairie cloths, cotton tapes, 100% wool felt and other items that she likes to use in her patterns. Her work has been featured in Today’s Quilter magazine and in numerous other magazines and she has appeared on TV on Sewing Quarter, on Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas, and Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas. Her book, ‘Mandy Shaw’s Red & White Christmas’ was published in 2019. She lives in East Sussex with her husband and four children.

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