3 kinds of Christmas quilts: which is your fave?

Christmas countdown: 45 days! Who’s going to luck out this year and land on your handmade gift list? Now’s the perfect time to start stitching—and we’re here to help you begin. Just check out the three categories of quilts below to find a happy match for your gift recipient.

Handmade Holiday Gift List

Need help organizing your gift ideas? Print out our handy Handmade Holiday Gift List (right) to help with your planning.

Get a good night’s sleep on Christmas Eve; get inspired and prepared now for the holidays!
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KEEPSAKE QUILTS

Cherish their appearance each Christmas; pass them down to the next generation.

Deck the Halls:
Quilts to Celebrate Christmas
by Cheryl Almgren Taylor

Deck the Halls
Create this gorgeous poinsettia quilt with simple piecing and fast, fusible appliqué. Add an air of elegance by stitching gold beads to the center of each flower.

Deck the halls—plus mantels, tables, doors, and more >


Adoration Quilts:
Appliqué Nativity Projects
by Rachel W. N. Brown

Adoration Quilts
Appliqué “The First Gift of Christmas” tree skirt in eight sections featuring angels, a manger scene, and a pieced star that encircles the tree trunk.

Learn more about Nativity traditions around the world >


Make Room for Christmas Quilts:
Quilts and Decorating Ideas from Nancy J. Martin

Make Room for Christmas Quilts
Combine big and little pinwheel blocks in a “Peppermint Pinwheels” quilt that looks as though the pinwheels are actually spinning!

Get 16 patterns plus a dazzling tour of holiday homes >


CUDDLE QUILTS

Perfect for display…when you’re not under one for a snuggle by the fire.

Favorite Christmas Quilts:
from That Patchwork Place

Favorite Christmas Quilts from That Patchwork Place
This “Roses and Wreaths” design features the traditional Old Favorite block, but the quilt is assembled in rows. Fabric choices are a cinch—just three colors!

Capture the spirit of Christmas in 14 festive quilts >


Holiday Wrappings:
Quilts to Welcome the Season
by Loraine Manwaring and Susan Nelsen

Holiday Wrappings
Choose red and white, green and white, or a multicolored palette for this lively “Candy Sticks” quilt.

Learn how to turn a table topper into a tree skirt lickety-split >


Merry Christmas Quilts

Merry Christmas Quilts
Cuddle or keepsake? Maybe both! This scrappy beauty by designer Roxanne Carter spotlights the classic Sister’s Choice block.

Another favorite: a cardinal perched in the center of a Feathered Star >


QUICK QUILTS

Whip ’em up for gifts, decorating, or charity—there’s time to make more than one!

Christmas with Artful Offerings:

Delicious Cookie-Cutter Designs for Quilting, Sewing, and Punchneedle
by Karina Hittle

Christmas with Artful Offerings
Tuck favorite recipes, holiday greetings, or gift cards in the pockets on the back of these “Quilted Cookie Note Cards.”

Use classic Christmas-cookie shapes in ornaments, stockings, and more >


Christmas Cats and Dogs:
Quilts to Celebrate the Season
by Janet Kime

Christmas Cats and Dogs
Know a cat lover who could use some holiday humor? Appliqué these cute tuxedo cats! Frame your appliqué with a large-scale Christmas print in the border.

Dress up a dozen adorable cats and five jolly dogs for the holidays >


Paper Piece a Merry Christmas
by Jodie Davis

Paper Piece a Merry Christmas
Stitch an ode to Santa with five fun quilt blocks that capture his likeness. If you can sew a straight line, you can paper piece them all!

Includes how-to for turning more than 40 Christmas blocks into ornaments >


WANT MORE CHRISTMAS-QUILT IDEAS?

Yes, we’ve got more.

Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place Here Comes Winter Christmas is Coming
Simply Modern Christmas 'Tis the Season Sew Merry and Bright
Christmas Quilts from Hopscotch Welcome to the North Pole Holiday Cheer Quilts


Christmas gifts: already done, in the works, or not even close? Tell us in the comments!


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