12 Free Christmas Quilt Patterns To Use Up Your Scraps

This post may contain affiliate links. See the full disclosure here.

Are you looking for the perfect gift to make for a loved one this Christmas? Or perhaps you want to make your own Christmas heirloom that can be passed down through the generations and enjoyed for years to come.

Whoever you’re sewing your quilt for, you can be sure that one of these free Christmas quilt patterns will be perfect for you.

I’ve included a few of my own Christmas quilt patterns too, which you guys can follow along with.

You know my designs are always great for using up scraps of fabric, so if you have a big Christmas stash that you’re looking to use up, these patterns will do the job.

Some of the patterns are simple squares sewn together, others involve making quilt blocks that you then put together, and others use the quilt-as-you-go technique.

I hope you find one that you love!

Free Christmas Quilt Patterns

12 Free Christmas Quilt Patterns

These free Christmas quilt patterns range from simple and easy designs that are perfect for beginner quilters to more difficult tutorials that require you to have a basic understanding of quilting techniques and terminology.

One of the things I love about quilting is how easy it is to find information out there about how to quilt.

So even if you do fancy making one of the more challenging patterns, don't let it put you off. I have loads of YouTube tutorials that can walk you through the different steps if you hit a wall.

Which one of these Christmas projects do you fancy adding to your to-do list to get into the holiday spirit?

Use your fabric stash and holiday fabrics to make a homemade Christmas gift for a family member that they will treasure for years to come.

If your homemade Christmas gift list is already looking too long for this year, add it to your list for next year! Choosing one gift per month throughout the year is the perfect way to make sure you have enough time to finish everything you want to.

Top Tips for Choosing Free Christmas Quilt Patterns

  • If you’re a beginner or intermediate quilter, choose a simple pattern you know you’ll be able to complete. Quilts can take a long time to cut, piece, and sew together, and there’s no point in giving yourself a task you’ll never finish if you start out on something too difficult.
  • Use good quality quilting fabric with a tight weave. There is no point in putting hours of hard work into creating a beautiful design for it to fall apart after a few washes. You want your quilt to last lifetimes! Of course, if you follow the blog you know I also like to work with reclaimed fabrics but again I would always make sure they are good strong fabrics that will last – that is why denim in quilts is one of my favorites.
  • If this is your first quilt, keep it small and straightforward. Choose a design that doesn’t have a border and includes lots of straight edges.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make a Christmas star quilt?

Making a star in a quilt is a bit more challenging than most regular quilts due to all the different angles you need to cut and sew.

The simplest way is to use a template to cut out fabric stars and applique them onto your quilt, but most quilters would prefer to build their stars using scrap fabric and quilt blocks.

You can make a simple star using squares and right-angle triangles or half-square triangles.

I have a fun project that you can follow to make a scrappy star block. I think it would look amazing done in a Christmassy colorway!

What is the hardest part of making a quilt?

The hardest part about quilting can often be having the confidence to try something new.

Just remember that it is only fabric, and it’s only thread, and every time something doesn’t work as we planned, it is a learning experience.

The sooner you try something that initially scares you, the sooner you will see that you are capable of more than you thought.

What is the easiest Christmas quilt pattern?

The easiest quilt pattern is one that uses simple squares. The larger the squares, the easier and quicker your quilt will be to assemble.

Once you know how to sew squares together, you can make any size quilt you like without even needing to follow a pattern or tutorial.

What size should a Christmas quilt be?

There is no one size fits all for your Christmas quilt. Quilts come in all different sizes. The best advice I can give you is to consider the quilt’s purpose. Is it to throw over your couch, use as a wall hanging, or use as a bedspread?

If you’re making your quilt for a bed, you can use the following sizes as guidelines:
Crib – 40 x 50″
Single – 70 x 80″
Double – 88 x 100″
Queen – 100 x 108″
King – 108 x 108″

Other Projects you Might Like