The countdown to Christmas has begun, and with extra excitement as we look to finding joy in what has been a challenging year for everyone. Now’s the perfect time to cozy up with gorgeous Christmas fabrics and stitch some festive makes for your family and friends. We’ve put together a round up of our top favourite Christmas makes that you can stitch throughout December to add that hand made touch to your festive celebrations.
Homely Joys – Christmas Version by Nicola Dodd of Cake Stand Quilts
If time is on your side, then why not make this gorgeous Christmas version of Nicola Dodd’s Homely Joys quilt; it really is a beauty and would be the centre of attention in any home.
If you don’t have time to make the full quilt, you could just use the tree pattern and incorporate it into a beautiful stocking or two, to adorn the mantle piece on Christmas Eve. Visit Nicola’s website for the pattern and free tutorial for making the stocking. You can find Nicola on Instagram @cakestandquilts.
Constant Flux Christmas by Kitty Wilkin of Night Quilter
If you’re looking for a smaller make, then why not perfect your foundation paper piecing skills with Kitty Wilkin’s stunning Constant Flux Christmas Wreath block. It would work fabulously as a large pillow, mini quilt or table centre piece for the best dressed table in town! Visit Kitty’s shop for the pattern, and follow her on Instagram @nightquilter.
Modern Christmas Tree Quilt by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter
No Christmas is complete without a tree, and we love this gorgeous Modern Christmas Tree Quilt by Amy Smart. Use either modern or traditional prints, and have fun stitching up a whole forest of Christmas trees. If you don’t have time to make the whole quilt before the 25th, then why not make a few accent pillows or a cute table runner for the Christmas dinner table. Visit Amy’s website for the pattern and follow her on Instagram @diaryofaquilter.
Wee Braw Bag and Glitta Pouch bundle by Laura Cunningham of Sweet Cinnamon Roses
We all need a bit of extra glitter and sparkle this year – look no further than these adorable patterns by Laura Cunningham! The Wee Braw Bag is the perfect gift in itself, or why not fill it with Christmas treats. The Glitta pouch is the most stylish, sparkly way to store your pencils or sewing notions! Laura has bundled these two patterns together and you can purchase them in her Etsy shop. Follow Laura on Instagram @sweetcinnamonroses.
Robin Appliqué by Jo Avery of Jo Avery Stitch
If you’re looking for a quick way to add Christmas accents to your projects, why not add this adorable robin appliqué, designed by Jo Avery. Nothing creates a wintery festive feel more than a robin, isn’t he gorgeous! Visit Jo’s website for the pattern and follow her on Instagram at @joaverystitch.
One hour Gift Bag by Sarah Ashford of Sarah Ashford Studio
Finally, why not do away with the wrapping paper this year in a bid to be more eco friendly. Sarah Ashford’s One Hour Gift bag pattern is a quick make and the perfect and pretty alternative to gift wrap. The best thing is, they can be re-used every year, so no need to wrap presents next year either! Visit Sarah’s Etsy shop for the pattern and follow Sarah on Instagram @sarahashfordstudio.
We hope that’s inspired you to get stitching and creative this December!
Finally, don’t forget to get organized for 2021. If you’ve not purchased your 2021 Quilter’s Planner yet, you can do so here. Or why not treat the quilter in your life this Christmas; it’s the perfect gift!