Christmas Quilting Ideas

Christmas Quilting Ideas

Enjoy Christmas every day of the year with this inspiring range of Christmas projects ideas. From Christmas decorations to festive tree skirts, you'll find ideas that you will love making.

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Christmas Quilting Ideas
  • Log Cabin Christmas Cushion from Lewis & Irene

    Sally Ablett has designed a range of quilts using the log cabin design; but in this video Valerie works on just four blocks. They could easily then be turned into a cushion.
    Valerie talks about how to keep the block flat by pressing the seams; and also about sewing down the side with two-seams. T...

  • Seeing Stars with Sylvia Critcher

    Sylvia guides us through how to make this simple block and she has designed this interesting table runner approx 48″x32″. Or you could also raid your fabric stash to make an interesting scrap quilt.
    Scrap Star Patchwork Block
    The block itself is quite unusual as it takes four to make the star shi...

  • Christmas Table Runner from Valerie Nesbitt

    Valerie shares with you 6 designs from the Thangles Company for a wide variety of table runners, which are all quick and easy, and all made with 2.5″ strips. You can find dress your table pattern in our website – you get all the Thangles you need, plus all the delightful patterns. And the Thangle...

  • Christmas Table Runner Patchwork Block with Valerie Nesbitt

    Valerie uses pre-printed panels and her favourite method of creating 2" half-square triangle units. Valerie Nesbitt talks you through how to make these simple blocks, which can become cushions. Or you can put three together in a row, to make a great table runner.

    She uses the thangles method o...

  • Christmas Panel Tablemats with Valerie Nesbitt

    In this workshop Valerie speaks about the various stages of making these table mats. You start off with the small pre-printed panels as a focus. Then Valerie adds half-square triangle units. She makes them easily with her favourite method Thangles. This means the seam allowance is really accurate...

  • Christmas Projects with Sylvia Critcher

    In this interview Sylvia shares with us her love of Christmas and talks through the inspiration for her winter table runner, which is full of snowflakes, which are Valerie’s favourites too. The table runner is one of the many projects that are included in Sylvia’s latest book, Raised Quilt and St...

  • 3 Pocket Christmas Wallhanging from Valerie Nesbitt

    Decorate the home
    Made with simple pre-printed mini squares this could be rethought with beach theme, children’s theme (for the nursery), kitchen theme, the alternatives are endless, and the mini panels very plentiful in such a wide variety of designs, just select your favourite and make a start....

  • Makower Christmas Tree Wall Hanging with Valerie Nesbitt

    The pattern was originally designed to go with the 2019 Makower fabric Christmas ranges. These vary from modern, through scandi, to traditional. Or you could just raid your stash and it will be just as lovely.

    Valerie guides you through some of the simple steps of cutting. She suggests that on...

  • Yo-Yo Santa Christmas Decoration with Valerie Nesbitt

    Quick & Easy Christmas Decoration
    A really quick project that can become addictive. You can increase or reduce the size and make lots. Moreover, if you are a subscribed member, there are workshop notes for you.
    Yo-Yo Santa allows you to use up scraps of wadding and fabric to create a fun, seasona...

  • Rudolph Appliqué Wall-Hanging with Anne Baxter

    This is a delightful little wall-hanging. It is simply made with fused appliqué.  Anne then suggests machine zig-zag for the stitching.  If you would like to do this as a hand project, then blanket stitch would work just as well.

    Anne also suggests some simple, large embroidery stitches for th...

  • Turtle Dove Tree Project with Anne Baxter

    Anne has made this into both using silk scraps for the wall hangings. They won’t take much wear and tear; but suggests cotton fabrics for the cushion, as it needs to be a little bit hardier.
    Anne talks you through the stitches she has used. The stitches vary depending on the project. But in all c...

  • Festive Tree Skirt with Gail Penberthy

    Gail talks you through some of the stages to make this lovely tree skirt or table centre.  She also gives you some things to think about when constructing it .  She spent a whole weekend with us at one of our retreats. The students made the skirts too and we all had great fun.
    Made from simple st...

  • Gold Bias Christmas Tree with Valerie Nesbitt

    Simple fused applique
    This is a really quick project that you can make in an evening. All you need to do is fuse the tree and the gold bias into place. In addition, the sample in the video is a several years old and it has survived even without any additional stitching.
    Personalize with Charms or...

  • Shadow Applique Quilted Cards from The Stitch Witch

    Great for children too
    It is a great little project too for the children and another great use of glue
    Think of using this technique for quilts without the glue, but simple stitching holds the shapes into place.
    For more on applique
    Check out Lynette’s other shadow applique patterns through the q...

  • Bobbin Threadplay with Valerie Nesbitt

    Thread Playtime!
    This might get you thinking just a little ‘outside the box’ and the finished effect is one similar to that of couching your threads;   you can use thicker threads on bobbins that are front loaded (like the Bernina) or top loaded (such as the Janome);
    Don’t forget to work on a sam...

  • Hexagon Tree Decorations from Jennie Rayment

    Deck the Tree
    You can never have too many Christmas decorations. Still, you could use these as decorations for parcels, too – for that particular person who will appreciate it, and Jennie has a great tip for using up some buttons that maybe you don’t like.
    Based on the hexagon and a square, Jenni...

  • Folded Potholder with Valerie Nesbitt

    Great Gift
    All you need to make this traditional potholder is straightforward folding and sewing. And at Christmas you could think about adding some spices, such as cloves.
    Use of heat resistant wadding and heat resistant fabric is also something you could consider.
    Most of the sewing is large, o...

  • Glad Tidings Quilt from Anne Baxter

    Based on the traditional Monkey Wrench pattern Anne has given this a new twist by changing the dimensions.
    A great quilt to make from a variety of fabrics, so you could choose your own set, or you could consider making this in one of the new woollen fabrics that are becoming very popular.
    The add...