Free and Festive Christmas Quilt Patterns


Get ready to fill your home with the spirit of Christmas in quilts! Here are my favorite Christmas quilt patterns to brighten your season and your sewing space, and all of them are free. Quilts make the most wonderful gifts because everyone can use just one more quilt to snuggle up with. They also make beautiful wall hangings for any time of the year.

Whether you are a quilter short on time so you need a quick mini quilt sewn from scraps, or you want to sew a large quilt filled with festive Christmas fabrics, you will find one to love in this collection of free Christmas quilt patterns.

Click the links below for the full tutorials and printable patterns.

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I’m starting with my Little Trees Quilt. It’s an easy patchwork shortcut quilt because the tree tops are half square triangles. If you begin the holiday season by putting up a Christmas Tree, take it one step further this year by sharing a Christmas Tree quilt at the same time.

Zig-Zag Quilt

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The No Bake Jolly Bar Quilt is a free tutorial from our friends at The Fat Quarter Shop. I love the fabric precuts (called Jolly Bars) they have for this holiday. You can also cut up 5” x 10” strips from your fabric stash. There are lots of chevron quilt variations, but you don’t want to miss this one. It’s perfect for beginners and so cute!



How charming is this jolly quilt pattern? Everyone loves the Gnome Forest Mini Quilt because it is so fast and beginner-friendly. Gnomes are all the rage this time of year and it’s said they bring happiness and good luck. You can combine easy Gnome Quilt Blocks together with Pine Tree Blocks to make quilts of different sizes, or mix and match these blocks in another quilt pattern.

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Poinsettias grow well here in Florida and I love seeing them during the holidays. They are as beautiful adorning walls or beds in my Christmas Irish Chain Quilt as they are adorning porches and flower beds. Don’t worry, those aren’t Y-seams you see in this quilt. They are little snowball corners. Come see how easy this quilt actually is.

Sew a beautiful wall hanging to show your love of the season! My Oh Holy Night Quilt Pattern is perfect for hanging on the wall or gifting to a December baby. It’s actually very fast and easy because there is just one star block to sew. The ‘Oh holy night’ appliqué letters can be optional. Free templates are included for the star block and appliqué letters.



Red white and green decorations always remind us of Christmas, but the Peppermint Mini Quilt would be beautiful in so many color palettes. It would also make darling placemats. This free mini quilt pattern that uses solid fabrics was part of my mini quilt blog series. You don’t have to use solids, though. What colors and prints will you choose?

Free Christmas Applique Pattern



The Holly And Berries Free Applique Pattern was a sweet compliment to the corners of the quilt below. It would make an adorable pillow, placemat, or addition to so many other projects, I had to mention it.



I hope we can all “sleep in heavenly peace” this holiday. Maybe under the Merry Stars Quilt Top? At least, I hope sewing up one of my patterns can help you enjoy your Christmas and Holiday Season.

If you are looking for a holiday table runner, don’t miss my collection of free table runner patterns – there is one for every season of the year!

Please tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe with pictures of your finished quilt and other holiday projects. I always love to see what my readers are working on.

Happy Quilting!


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