Christmas Quilting – My Top 5 Christmas Quilt Patterns

Christmas quilting is without a doubt my favorite type of quilting!  I do not know if it is time of year, the beautiful fabrics, or the idea of snuggling under a Christmas quilt on a snowy night, I just know Christmas quilts are the absolute best!

There are so many patterns and fabric lines released each year, it is hard to make and use them all!   But there are a few Christmas quilt patterns that stick out from the rest and are tide and true and can be made year after year!  They are also beginner friendly, so if you are new to quilting or are looking for a quick project – these are for you!

The following Christmas quilt patterns are great for all quilting experience levels, can be used with any genre of holiday fabric and can be made in a relatively short amount time.  Meaning there is not a ton of intricate piecing involved, which I love, but not always necessary in a fun Christmas quilt.

So, without further ado…Here are my Top 5 Christmas Quilt Patterns!

Christmas Quilt Number 1 – Under the Tree

Pattern: Under the Tree

Designer: Chelsi Stratton of Chelsi Stratton Designs

Size: 61 inches x 74 inches

Fabric Requirements: 20 Fat Quarters and yardage

Skill Level: Beginner

This is a GREAT beginner quilt!  The instructions are easy to read, especially the cutting instructions that call for large pieces which are great for anyone who is new to quilting or looking for a quick project.  The finished size of the quilt is just enough that it is a perfect size for a gift, for the couch, or to try quilting on your domestic machine.  I give this quilt a 10/10! 

Christmas Traditions Fabric by Dani Mogstad for Riley Blake Designs

Link to Pattern: Paper Link          pdf Link

Christmas Quilt Number 2 – Wooded Whimsy

Pattern: Wooded Whimsy

Designer: Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts   

Size: 60 inches x 70 inches

Fabric Requirements: Jelly Roll, yardage for stars, tree trunks, etc.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

If you have ever made a Corey Yoder quilt pattern you know she is an amazing pattern designer!  This pattern is well written, easy to follow and has an adorable end result!  I have labeled this quilt at an Advanced Beginner skill level because of the small size of the sawtooth star on the tops of trees (unfinished star is 2.5 inches).   If you look closely at my pink stars, many of the points are missing, but that does not stop me from loving every single fiber of this quilt!

Merry and Bright Fabric by Dani Mogstad for Echo Park Paper Co. for Riley Blake Designs

Link to Pattern: pdf Link

Christmas Quilt Number 3 – No Point Stars – Christmas Edition

Pattern: No Point Stars

Designer: Cluck Cluck Sew

Size: 5 sizes – Crib, Throw, Twin, Queen, King

Fabric Requirements: Fat Quarters – that’s it! No Background fabric!

Skill Level: Beginner

This FREE, yes FREE pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew is perfect for a quick weekend project!  With no background fabric, the prep to get started is super easy and you can make it in one of many sizes, from baby to king size.  One of the many reasons I love a Cluck Cluck Sew pattern, she always includes multiple sizes.   Grab your favorite Christmas fabric, download the FREE pattern and get started!  This will make a Christmas quilt favorite for years to come!

p.s.  This is one of the first Christmas quilts I made and really had to dig in the achieves for the pictures!

Snow Day Fabric by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda Fabrics

Link to Free Pattern:  pdf Link

Christmas Quilt Number 4 – Cozy Cabin Christmas Edition

Pattern: Cozy Cabin

Designer: Modernly Morgan

Size: 3 sizes – Baby, Throw, Bed  

Fabric Requirements: Fat Quarters, yardage

Skill Level: Beginner

A log cabin quilt with a modern twist and Christmas fabric? Oh, why yes please!   Modernly Morgan creates amazing patterns that you just have to make!  The patterns look so complex, but the quilts are easy to make.  Add in the various sizes on one pattern and it is the perfect Christmas quilt in the making.  You can choose your favorite fabric, a matching background print and away you go with your family’s next favorite Christmas Quilt!

Cheer and Merriment by Fancy That Design House for Moda Fabrics

Link to Pattern:  Paper Link          pdf Link

Christmas Quilt Number 5 – Patchwork Christmas Pillows

Pattern: Patchwork Christmas Pillows

Designer: Beverly McCullough of Flamingo Toes

Size: 24 inch Square  

Fabric Requirements: Fat Quarters, Scraps

Skill Level: Beginner

A giant, quilted pillow counts as a quilt, right?! I am stretching on the term quilt here, but these pillows make for a quick project, are scrap friendly and are the perfect addition to your holiday decorations.  And this is another FREE pattern, well two FREE patterns – tree and present! Bev McCullough has great style, especially in her holiday patterns.   You could easily turn these pillows into a quilt, by making a 9 x 9 grid – all trees, all presents, or any combination of the two blocks.  Ohh Ohh…you could even take all your holiday scarp leftovers and a make a block from each.  What a fun scrappy Christmas quilt that would be!  

Red Barn Christmas Fabric by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics

Link to Free Pattern:  pdf Link

Christmas quilts are simply the best!  Big, small, traditional or modern, it is hard to be a scrooge when surrounded by the most wonderful Christmas quilts! 

Now, I can and will be a scrooge about all the Christmas quilts I do not have time to make!   

What is a Christmas quilt that I NEED to make as it is one of your favorites?!  Tell me in the comments!

Happy Quilting!



  1. Robin RK says:

    Thanks for the information on the Christmas quilts, especially the free pillow blocks.

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