At Fabrics Galore, we love the idea of a festive quilting project but who has the time in the run up to Christmas to sew a full-size quilt? There is shopping to do, menus to plan, presents to wrap and the countdown to the big day seems to go into overdrive the closer we get to December 25th.
Fear not, if mighty quilting dread has seized your troubled minds, we have some fantastic easy Christmas quilting projects for you to make in a hurry, leaving you time to relax and enjoy the pre-season festivities.
A Christmas Table Runner
Your Christmas tablescape won’t be complete without a Christmas Table Runner and this Nordic Star Table Runner free pattern from the Crafty Quilter has a modern, Scandi Vibe.
We have seen the Scandi Christmas trend grow and grow in popularity over the past few years; it’s based on slightly more muted shades of red and cream with cute illustrations too. Scandi fabric can include both lovely Christmas prints and also check patterns like gingham or even plain fabrics like calico to make something really tasteful.
Even better, all of these cottons are washable at 30 degrees, perfect for the post Christmas tidy-up, and meaning your table runner can be re-used for years to come.
2. A Patchwork Tree Skirt
This is another great Christmas quilting project which can become a much-loved family heirloom. This excellent free Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern by Sally Stevens can be made in a weekend and there is a Youtube tutorial to accompany the pattern, which only requires 5 different fabrics. With the amount of choice that we have in our vast Christmas fabric collection you can really make this your own.
Fabrics to make your Christmas Tree Skirt
Christmas Cottons: Green Bouquet and Decorating the Tree
Christmas metallics: Red Metallic golden Spots and Golden Falling Stars
3. Quilted Christmas Stockings
Diary of a Quilter, Amy Smart, has a collection of handmade Christmas stocking tutorials from simple designs ideal for beginner quilters to complicated designs for the more advanced quilter.
Amy’s easy quilted Christmas stocking tutorial promises you can finish multiple stockings in a single afternoon – we like this promise! Even better, it’s a great way to use up your fabric scraps.
But if you are looking to make a stocking and are really pressed for time, how about a panel? Our Snowman and Father Christmas stocking panel comes complete with instructions and all the shapes are ready for you to simply cut out and stitch together. Another great option for a beginner sewer.
4. A Christmas Advent Calendar
For something slightly more fiddly, we have the perfect project for you - a stocking advent calendar. Again this is a panel, so comes with all the instructions and is super easy to cut out. The panel doesn’t come with the backings for the 24 stockings, but that makes it a great stash buster too. The cute stockings are the perfect size for a little treat every day in the run up to Christmas.
5. Christmas Cushion Covers
Who doesn’t dream of having a complete cosy Christmas décor for the holidays and these Ho Ho Ho Xmas pudding cushion covers from The Crafty Nomad will transform your sofa for the whole of December and you can put them away each January for the following year; far more budget friendly than buying entirely new cushions and less bulky to store!
6. Christmas Patchwork Gift Bags
Alexander Henry Santa Around The World for Jeni Baker's Christmas Gift Bag
This pattern for a lined drawstring gift bag would be great for using up fabric scraps which blend well with some of your favourite Christmas fabrics. Jeni Baker recommends finding an accent fabric for the top of the bag in a colour included in several of your Christmas prints.
This also means it’s a great way of using some of our more novelty Christmas prints like this Alexander Henry print, as well as using up any of your plains, stripes or spots you have in your stash. The pattern can be downloaded on Jeni Baker patterns website.
7. Christmas Place Mats
This easy step by step tutorial will have your Christmas place mats made up in record time even if you are hosting the largest of family gatherings this year.
Again, you can really pick a selection of Christmas prints to fit whatever vibe you want for your Christmas table, from Scandi to Traditional or even a more modern selection in blues and pinks.
If you want to protect your table, you could even line the place mats with our heat protective Vilene Thermolan Interlining, which will give them some body and have a practical use too.
Choose fabric for easy Christmas quilting projects
Whichever Christmas quilting project you decide to go with, be sure to check out our extensive range of modern and traditional Christmas fabrics, or call the shop for advice on which fabrics will bring your Christmas quilting projects to life.