20 FREE Christmas Quilt Patterns for the Holidays

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Deck the halls with boughs of holly… and cozy Christmas quilts! The holidays are a perfect time to snuggle up under a beautiful handmade quilt, and one of the better ways to recreate that festive feeling is by stitching one yourself.

The good news is, you don’t need to be a quilting pro or break the bank to bring that holiday cheer to your living space.

We’ll show you 20 fantastic free Christmas quilt patterns that are quick, simple, and beginner-friendly, perfect for snuggly throws, table toppers, and beautiful wall hangings.

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Want to have your home feeling all merry and bright before the guests arrive? We’ve gathered a delightful mix of Christmas quilt patterns to get your holiday spirit soaring, with options for all skill levels – beginners and seasoned quilters alike!

1. Candy Cane Stripes

Credits: American Patchwork & Quilting

If you’re new to quilting, this is the perfect holiday project to work on! The classic red and white colour combo comes together in a cheerful quilt perfect for a candy-themed throw or an eye-catching table runner.

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2. Simple Christmas Star

Credits: Cluck Cluck Sew

This beginner-friendly pattern features large, simple no-point stars that make a stunning impact.

Perfect for a holiday wall hanging, the bold, busy design and festive red and green colours will brighten up any room. You can also make it into a throw in up to five sizes!

3. Snowflake Sparkle

Credits; Michael Miller Fabrics

Bring on the winter wonderland vibes with a snowflake quilt. The snowflake blocks can be customised in size and difficulty, making it a good choice for quilters of varying skills.

If you’re looking for a snowflake wall hanging in particular to brighten your entryway, this free pattern from American Patchwork & Quilting has got you covered! 

4. Patchwork Stockings

Credits: Sherri | A Quilting Life

Who needs Santa to stuff these stockings? This pattern uses festive-themed quilted fabric scraps to create a charming patchwork Christmas stocking ideal for a child’s room or a cosy accent piece.

5. Christmas Tree Forest

Credits: Amy Smart | Diary of a Quilter

Create a forest of charming Christmas trees with this easy quilt pattern.

Ideal for beginners, this design uses basic shapes and simple piecing to create a serene holiday scene.

It’s also a great project for busting through your leftover fabric stash and allows you to personalise your quilt with various colours and textures.

6. Holly Jolly Sampler

Credits: Gigi’s Thimble

Combine different traditional quilt blocks into one festive sampler. Each block is simple to make, and the variety keeps the project interesting and enjoyable.

7. Christmas Tree Skirt 

Credits: Sally Stevens | Gathered

Spruce up your holiday décor with this dazzling Christmas tree skirt pattern! It comprises festive star shapes and perfectly frames all those beautifully wrapped presents underneath.

Plus, you can adjust the size to perfectly fit your tree or the available floor space, making it a versatile project for any home!

Also Read: 20 Traditional Quilt Patterns to Inspire Your Next Project

8. Mini Gingerbread House

Credits: Gracey Larson | Gathered

Who can resist a gingerbread house? This adorable pattern captures the seasonal magic with a sweet, whimsical design.

It’s a more complex pattern, but the payoff is a truly unique Christmas decoration.

9. Reindeer

Credits: Laura | Slice of Pi Quilts

Featuring a silhouette of a reindeer against a contrasting light backdrop, this awesome quilt pattern is a surefire hit with kids and adults alike.

The easy-to-follow instructions make it a fun project for newbies, and give the reverse appliqué quilting technique a shot.

10. Jingle Bell Rock

Credits: avermilya | Moda Fabrics

Jingle all the way to a festive finish with this Moda Fabrics quilt pattern!

It features a playful arrangement of squares and rectangles in various colours, creating a vibrant, dynamic design suitable for the holiday season.

Moda Fabrics includes instructions for cutting the jelly rolls and assembling the blocks, guiding you towards a beautiful Christmas heirloom measuring 60 inches square.

11. Peppermint Candy

Credits: Krista Moser | The Quilted Life

Sweet and swirly, this free pattern combined classic buffalo check and peppermint pinwheel designs to create a dreamy lap quilt straight out of the peppermint paradise.

It’s easy enough for beginners and comes together quickly, making it a perfect project for those last-minute holiday touches.

Check Out: 25 Star Quilt Patterns to Light Up Your Space

12. Santa Claus

Credits: Ingrid Alteneder | Joe, June, and Mae

Ho ho ho! Spread Christmas cheer right down to dreamland with a jolly Santa Claus pillowcase.

Use this easy quilt pattern as a base and add fun details like applique or embroidery to create a cute Santa face on the front.

It’s a quick, pleasant project perfect for a personalised handmade gift for someone special, guaranteed to bring smiles at bedtime throughout the holiday season!

13. Santa’s Trip Around the World

Credits: QuiltingDAILY

Capture the magic of Santa’s global gift-giving adventure with this free pattern.

This quick Christmas-themed project features a charming appliquéd sledge and reindeer, ready to deliver holiday glee.

Feeling extra creative? Use satin stitching to transform one reindeer into the iconic Rudolph!

This finished quilt makes a bonny wall hanging, spreading the Christmas spirit throughout your home. Plus, it’s a wonderful handmade gift idea that friends and family will treasure for years to come.

Bonus: The downloadable eBook from QuiltingDAILY includes two other free patterns for a red-and-white peppermint churn dash quilt and an adorable “Mr. Snowman” for a cheerful wall hanging!

14. Sweet Christmas Gift Tags

Credits: Zoe Williams | Gathered

These aren’t exactly quilts per se, but they’re too good to not showcase here.

Using the technique of foundation paper piecing, you can sew up some adorable little Christmas gift tags to add a personal handmade touch to your holiday presents.

Gathered has provided five Christmas-themed templates and comprehensive instructions for making these fabric gift tags, along with a guide to foundational paper piecing for beginners.

15. Charming Christmas

Credits: The Jolly Jabber | Fat Quarter Shop

Light up your holidays with the shortcut quilt pattern! Perfect for beginners, this free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop utilises pre-cut charm packs to create a pretty Christmas tree quilt in two sizes.

With its simple piecing techniques and quick assembly, you can whip up a festive wall hanging or a heartwarming throw in no time.

The blog post linked in the credits even has a step-by-step video tutorial to follow along!

See: 20 Flying Geese Quilt Patterns

16. Scrappy Triangle Christmas

Credits: Emily | Quilty Love

Dig into your fabric stash and whip up a festive quilt with this scrappy triangle pattern!

The pattern uses triangles in traditional red-and-green Christmas colours, offering a fun twist on the classy patchwork appearance.

Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or a curious beginner, there has never been a better excuse for using up leftover fabrics and turning them into a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind cosy Christmas throw or wall hanging!

17. Christmas Geese

Credits: American Patchwork & Quilting

Honk honk your way to a holiday finish with this charming quilt design, featuring flying geese blocks in classic red and cream colours.

The geometric simplicity of the flying geese blocks makes this project one of the easiest ones on this list, while the traditional colour scheme adds a warm, Christmas feel to your home décor.

18. Gift Giving

Credits: American Patchwork & Quilting

This vibrant wall hanging features a cheerful mix of brightly coloured prints, polka dots, and batiks.

Whether you display it on your wall or drape it over a table, the playful pattern will surely evoke the excitement of exchanging gifts, perfectly capturing that warm holiday spirit.

19. Gnome Sweet Gnome 

Credits: American Patchwork & Quilting

Deck the halls with gnomes! This free pattern lets you quilt a marvellous holiday wall hanging, using fat quarter fabrics for easy piecing, and featuring festive appliquéd gnome blocks for a touch of whimsy.

Surrounded by a charming pieced border, this quilt is sure to bring a smile to your face (and maybe even a mischievous gnome or two!).

20. Christmas Baubles

Credits: Jen Daly | Moda Fabrics

Imagine a miniature Christmas tree adorned with colourful fabric baubles – that’s the magic this quilt brings to life!

This quick and easy design uses mini charm packs or fabric scraps to create a charming set of ornament blocks.

The blocks are then stitched in a tree formation, with a pieced border for the finishing touch.

The pattern allows for showing off your favourite holiday-themed fabrics and creating a delightful wall hanging or table runner.

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Well, there you have it—20 free and fabulous Christmas quilt patterns to get you into the holiday spirit, one stitch at a time.

We’ve got everything from classic candy canes to whimsical gnomes, so there’s something for everyone. Even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer could whip up a few of these in a jiffy!

So, which ones caught your eye? Maybe you’re a sucker for the adorable gingerbread house, or perhaps the scrappy Christmas tree speaks to your love of using up leftover fabric. We’d love to hear which ones you’re planning to stitch up first!

By the way, if you’re looking for more quilting inspiration, free patterns, or tips on how to tackle these projects, be sure to check out our other posts.

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