Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year, which gives quilting and crafting enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy themselves with fun fabrics and new projects. Here at Fabrics Galore, we have a wonderful range of different Christmas fabrics available which are sure to inspire your next project. However, if you are still lacking inspiration, we have put together some potential crafts to try with these fun and festive materials.
Quilts are one of the most popular crafting traditions with families worldwide and will give you the perfect opportunity to use your Christmas fabrics. Quilts last a lifetime, so the finished product can be passed down through your family for holiday celebrations in years to come. Just bear in mind that you need to start earlier with a Christmas quilting project than your other Christmas crafting, and most seasoned quilters are already selecting their Christmas quilting fabrics in August! When it comes to finding a pattern, there are so many out there to choose from and some of them can even be converted into a festive design. If you are careful with the design and colour selection, the quilts will not only make a wonderful addition to your home for the holiday season, but also throughout the rest of the year.
Here at Fabrics Galore, we have a variety of materials available that would be perfect for quilting. The perfect time to use our Christmas fabrics is for the quilt top, which is the aspect of the design which is made up of smaller pieces sewn together, forming the design of the quilt. For the rest of the quilt, we have blender fabrics which can perfectly frame and accentuate your favourite festive focal prints. All our fabrics are sold by the half metre, allowing you to choose as many designs as you want to create the perfect patchwork quilt.
Fabric advent calendars
Advent calendars are a staple start to the Christmas season, a timeless tradition that has been enjoyed for generations. Why not create your own advent calendar with Christmas fabrics? This is one of the best ways to make the entire holiday more meaningful again, holding treats and surprises year after year as it becomes part of your family’s Christmas traditions. It’s a very simple project to make but looks really effective when it’s finished. Many fabric advent calendars actually become family heirlooms and will last for years to come, bringing joy to your children’s faces throughout December.
Christmas table runner
Another brilliant way to use Christmas fabrics is by designing your very own table runner. This decorative piece would be perfect for your Christmas lunch and is another piece that can stay in the family as a decorative heirloom which can come out every year. The overall design you decide upon for this fabric craft is completely up to you, but many people decide to go with a quilting theme. Especially if the piece is homemade, a table runner helps to create a dining space which is inviting, stylish and striking - possibly becoming one of your favourite Christmas decorations.
Christmas ornaments do not always have to be made from plastic or glass, and fabric designs are often very popular in modern festive homes. By using Christmas fabrics, you can design the most wonderful decorations for your home, and this crafting project can even become a tradition with your children to complete each year. The fun in this project is in deciding what to make, as you can really let your imagination run wild and create something completely unique. Christmas tree fabric decorations are always a winning crafting activity with children and you can add to your tree each year making a long-lasting decoration which won’t be broken by excited little hands.
Christmas pillows and stockings
Many families decorate their homes throughout December with their tree, wall decorations and stockings, but decorative festive pillows in the bedroom are often overlooked. If you are trying to find a way to use your Christmas fabrics, pillows are a great choice for many, and they can be a very simple project to complete. A Christmas pillow can also double up as a fabric Santa Sack on the big night! By finding a simple pattern online, you may find yourself designing completely budget-friendly decorations that are bound to fill your home with joy.
Would you like to purchase Christmas fabrics?
If you are looking to buy Christmas fabrics, you can rest assured that our entire collection is available throughout the year. As you can see in our collection, we have so many wonderful designs for you to choose from which are guaranteed to be the perfect choice for designing Christmas themed quilts, pillows and much more.
If you would like to learn more about the fabrics we have available at Fabrics Galore, you can chat with one of our friendly staff by calling 020 7738 9589. We would be more than happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.