The festive season is fast approaching, and stitching up festive makes is such a fun part of the holiday preparations. We thought we’d save you some time by bringing you a Happy Holidays round-up of some great projects to get stitched up just in time for the celebrations. From cute pillows, placemats, wall hangings and quilts, there’s a project for everyone, no matter how little time you have! To make it easy, we’ve included links to the patterns, which are all PDF downloads, so they will go straight to your inbox.
Snowman and Reindeer FPP Pillow Patterns by Victoria Peat @victoriapeat
If you’re looking to add some festive fun to your chairs or couch, look no further than these gorgeous pillows by Victoria Peat. The Jolly Snowman and Reliable Reindeer are the latest in Victoria’s Christmas series and they are totally adorable! These FPP pillows include full-sized pattern pieces for the central block, plus step-by-step instructions for turning the blocks into pillows. These cute characters will make themselves at home in no time. Head to Victoria’s website to download the pattern.
Fancy Firs Quilt Pattern by Heather Briggs @mysewquiltylife
There’s nothing we love more than a Christmas Quilt, especially when it’s traditionally pieced, with no tricky appliqué or paper piecing methods! You don’t even need a special ruler for these angled trees. We just love these dainty firs with their pretty bows, and the gum drop border accents them perfectly. If you don’t have time to make the full quilt, the pattern also includes options for a table runner, a crib-sized quilt and a throw-sized quilt. With time running out, it’s great to have options! Download the pattern from Heather’s website, and get stitching right in time for the festive season.
Holly Berry Quilt and Wall hanging Patterns by Jess Entwhistle @jessjellybgood
This chic and stylish Holly Berry Quilt is the perfect accompaniment to a contemporary home. Made up from simple squares and Drunkard’s Path units, this pattern is a great introduction to curved piecing. The templates include seam and trimming allowances, so there’s no need to worry about wonky blocks! This pattern includes two options, a larger and a mini quilt PLUS colouring diagrams, so you can get your colour placement right before committing to fabric! Head to Jess’s website to download the pattern.
Hanukkah Quilt Pattern by Tara Reed @artisttarareed
If you’re looking for a beautiful Hanukkah pattern, look no further than Tara’s gorgeous Festival of Lights Quilt Pattern. With 17 pages of detailed instructions and paper piecing templates to create the rays of light behind the menorah candles, the candle flames and the dreidel sections, everything is included. Head to Tara’s Etsy shop to purchase the PDF pattern.
Christmas Placemats Pattern by Alexandra of @quiltsandnicestuff
Candy canes, presents and Christmas trees are just some of the motifs on these adorable placemats with a charming, childlike feel. We love the ceremony of setting the festive table to share food and drink, and to create happy memories with friends and family. So why not add an extra-special, home-made touch with these placemats? Head to Alexandra’s website to purchase the PDF pattern and make your festive table the best in town. You can also find Alexandra’s exclusive FREE Vehicle Quilt Christmas Edition blocks as colouring pages for the kids here – that will keep them busy for a while!
One Hour Gift Bag Pattern by Sarah Ashford of @sarahashfordstudio
In a bid to use less wrapping paper this festive season, Sarah has designed this simple gift bag which, if you concentrate, can be made in less than an hour! It’s a great way to showcase your favourite wintry and festive fabrics, and if you’re short on time, you can skip the patchwork altogether and make it even more quickly. Head to Sarah’s website to purchase the PDF pattern.
And finally…don’t forget! If you’ve not gotten your 2022 Quilter’s Planner yet, you can order your copy here! As well as keeping track of all your day-to-day activities, it’s set up to help you manage all your quilting projects, and design, plan and record new ones! We have many different covers to choose from, so that you can pick one that best suits your style.
If you’re just looking for a space to design your projects, we have our fabulous Design Book. It includes all the same great project-planning content as the Quilter’s Planner, but without the diary pages or patterns, making it a smaller, lighter option to toss in your project bag!
We hope this post has inspired to you get stitching some festive makes! Whatever your plans for the festive season and for 2022, we’ve got you covered!