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.
Festive Bunting with Mandy Shaw
Bunting for all occasions
Festive Bunting can be used anywhere in the house to decorate over doors, across mantlepieces, round the tops of curtains, across dressers and even the pets could get involved with their baskets!
also try using our quick link Bunting for other ideas.
Red Baubles Cushion with Anne Baxter
Anne talks you through how to make this delightful cushion, which is a slightly unusual rectangular shape.
The baubles are applied with fused, raw edge applique and she talks through how to mark your design onto the cushion front, the types of options that she likes to use and are available and w...
Baubles for the Tree with the Stitch Witch
Brilliant tree decorations that don’t break
Simple folding of scraps of fabric and some pins and look what you get.
There is a kit available so no excuse not to get started.
Beware these could be addictive!
Comment from one viewer:
“Just made one of the decorations using the egg and ball shapes....
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...
Christmas Table Runners from Valerie Nesbitt
Valerie shares with you 6 designs from the Thangles Company for a wide variety of table runners. All are quick and easy and made with 2.5" strips. You can find the table pattern in our website , get all the Thangles you need, plus all the delightful patterns.
The Thangles company have come up ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
” Heads Up It’s Christmas” Snowman Door Wreath with Gail Penberthy
In this workshop Gail takes you through the various stages of making these snowman heads. You can make each one slightly different as there are a variety of expressions, hats and scarves to choose from.
The heads are made in fleece, which is really easy to use. You can attach these little head...
Yo-Yo Garland with Valerie Nesbitt
Valerie shows you how easy these little circular shapes are to make. They are a great way of using up scraps or pre-cut squares.
The stitching is a simple running stitch, which is easy for any age, and if you like gadgets, there is one of those too!
While the sample is in Christmas colours, the g...
Jo-Ann`s Festive Bunting with Jennie Rayment
Lovely kite shape with added Suffolk puffs (or yo-yo’s) make this bunting interesting and fun to make.
Endless variations are possible with change of colour and season. Or you could add interesting buttons and Jennie of course makes this workshop fun to watch!
Click here to learn m...
Christmas Gingerbread Man from Kate Percival
This is a very comprehensive workshop from Kate who takes us through all the steps necesary to create this lovely decoratio for the holiday season.
You get to use up scraps of felt as well as the opportunity to use decorative bits and bobs, that we all think are too good to throw away!
How to Make a Tea Cosy with Jennie Rayment
A delightful addition to your table setting which you can coordinate with your room too. And do you know why milk is supposed to go into the cup first?!
Jennie guides you through some simple fused applique or broiderie perse to enhance the tea cosy with carefully chosen floral motives.
Wonky 9 Patch with Jennie Rayment
In this workshop Jennie shows us how to use a paper pattern – not something quilters are used to using! She also has some great tips on how to make the flimsy paper robust so that you can get lots of use out of it. Since filming however the pattern has been discontinued. But you can be creative ...
Cathedral Windows with Joanna Smith-Ryland
Joanna loves to use silk for her patchwork as it comes in such vibrant colours and as you can see she makes delightful flowers on the cushion to create a garden effect (and if you haven’t seen her interview where she uses this as inspiration to print fabric – just click here).
Joanna doesn’t have...
Table Runner with Valerie Nesbitt
This delightful table runner uses very modern style fabrics, which need no additional enhancement with quilting. So it’s made with the stitch and flip method of construction, both sides at once and then bind!
Valerie talks you through things to think about when sewing a project of this size in th...
Layer Cake Bag with Carolyn Forster
This delightful and useful bag is simple to make from 10″ squares, and comes fully lined with tie handles .
Carolyn shows how to make the handles, which can be embellished with simple hand stitching. How to make the lining and to put it all together with a simple turn through method, but you must...
Pentagon Bowl with Jennie Rayment
Jennie talks us through Pentagon Bowl variation and her book ‘Stitch Bits’ has detailed instructions about Hexagon shape.
Jennie likes to use double sided craft interfacing, which you can find in our website. But you also can create your own with maybe stiff stuff and Heat n Bond!
If you want to ...
Zig Zag Table Runner with Anne Baxter
Instead of triangles to create this zig-zag pattern, Anne has, with clever colour manipulation, created it from rectangular blocks, and simple strip piecing.
She has used 6 Fat 1/4’s as her starting point, and indeed the workshop notes support that. BUT if you are an accomplished patchworker, wi...
Fern Table Runner with Valerie Nesbitt
Valerie talks you through the pattern, which is a free download, and shares some useful tips, e.g. making sure your printer prints at 100%. She also shows you how to layer cut, using the paper templates and flat headed pins.
The delightful fabric wedge shape has been sashed with small 1/2 inch s...
Tomten Blue Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
Emma designed a simple quilt at Creative Quilting using this lovely range of fabrics. People at Lewis & Irene have chosen to add a large scene on along both sides of one of the fabrics in the range, so you can use this quickly and easily to create the stunning border.
Also, Valerie shows how t...