40 Free Christmas Quilt Patterns ~ Get Your Holly-Jolly On!

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Updated: 12-6-22

Who doesn't love getting something for free? Quilters are no exception!

Lucky for us, there are plenty of great patterns out there that we can download right on the spot. No more waiting for the mailman or fighting our way through crowded quilt stores or waiting for Christmas designs to show up on the pattern wall if you are disciplined enough to start your holiday projects in July.

Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course - quilts! If you're looking for some new quilt patterns to add some extra Christmas cheer to your home, you've come to the right place.

There are plenty of different quilt patterns to choose from, so you're sure to find one that's perfect for your style. You can use quilt patterns to make everything from table runners and place mats to stockings to bed quilts and pillows.

Need even more inspiration?

At the end of this article, you'll find links to all the Christmas-goodness found here on the site.

Sew grab a cup of hot cocoa (with maybe a shot of Hazelnut syrup to jazz it up) and let's start planning all the quilts we'll make this season.


3 Wishes

Create It Stocking by 3 Wishes - FREE

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from 3 Wishes

Yule be sorry if you don't have a few extra stockings on hand for giving this season.

This classic stocking includes a full-size pattern to print at home.

Embellish it with your favorite Christmas motifs.


Andover Fabrics

Log Cabin Tree Skirt by Janet Houts for Andover Fabrics - FREE

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The holidays just wouldn't be complete without a family heirloom to hand down from generation.

This skirt has the perfect central star surrounded by easy-to-piece trees and framed with traditional Log Cabin blocks, which are all pieced together seamlessly.

Art Gallery

All is Bright by AGF Studio

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from Art Gallery

The modern color scheme of the Christmas in the City fabrics just make this tree sparkle.

The pattern does include the templates for the triangles in two sizes. Be sure to print at 100% or Actual Size or No Scaling depending on your printing program.

Does this design look familiar?

This pattern was released previously as 'Noel' in 2021.


Starry Night by AGF Studio

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from Art Gallery

This quilt uses the 8-at-a-time method of making half square triangles—you can check out a tutorial for that technique here.

The designer then goes on to use a sweet trick for making the larger HST units using a variation of the quick pieced method. Pretty smart!

Fabric line: Christmas in the City, released in 2022


Banyan Batiks, a Divison of 

Lustrous Wreaths by Banyon Batiks - FREE

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from Banyon Batiks

Originally designed for a Christmas batik line, this modern pattern will be just as cute in your favorite holiday collection.

Need some inspiration? Check out all the new Christmas fabrics here.


Benartex

Christmas Morning by Wendy Sheppard - FREE

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from Benartex

Is there anything better than waking up on Christmas morning and seeing a giant stack of presents under the tree?!

And now, with the Christmas Morning quilt pattern by Wendy Sheppard, you can re-create that feeling any time you want!

Just look at those presents, all stacked up and ready to be opened. It's enough to make even the Grinch's heart grow three sizes.


Cool Yule by Modern Quilt Studio - FREE

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from Benartex

Modern in the simplicity of the design, the abundant negative space, and the playful color scheme, this Christmas Tree quilt will be a conversation starter at your next holiday soiree.

Easy to make and a free pattern download to boot!



Blank Quilting

By Golly, Let's be Jolly! by Heidi Pridemore

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from Blank Quilting

The most basic of Christmas Stocking patterns, this design needs only two fabrics. Folding over the top reveals the lining fabric that creates the band.

Simple. Easy. Quick.

What's not to love?!!!



December Magic by Emma Leach for Blank Quilting - FREE

Skill Level: Intermediate

This pattern contains 68 'pairs' of Flying Geese stitched together.

Personally I find it muct easier to paper piece pairs of Flying Geese. If you do to, you'll find a free paper piecing pattern to download the ones you'll need here with the instructions and cutting chart to make them here.

Fat Quarter Shop

Half Yard Wreath Wall Hanging

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from Fat Quarter Shop

There's no time like the present to get a head start on your holiday decorating with this easy and festive Half Yard Wreath Wall Hanging. Using pre-cuts makes this quilt a breeze to put together, and chain piecing ensures quick and accurate sewing. Long strips are perfectly aligned using pins, and a bow tops off the wreath for a beautiful finishing touch.



Charming Christmas

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from Fat Quarter Shop
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It's a quick piecing experience with only a handful of HSTs to make. Precuts make it even more speedy, or cut your own 5" squares from your favorite fabrics.

There's also a 26½"" square version of this design that uses Mini-Charm packs. Click HERE to download that version.


Free Spirit Fabrics

Hanging Out with the Homies by Stacey Day for FreeSpirit for Holiday Homies Flannel - FREE

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from Free Spirit

Twinkling from their perch on the tree, these ornaments bring the holidays alive.

This pattern uses fussy cutting and templates to create unique patches, which are then sewn together to create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Whether you’re making it for yourself or as a gift, this quilt is sure to spread holiday cheer.


Whispering Pines by Penn2Paper - FREE

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from Free Spirit

With the crisp crunch of snow beneath your feet and the silence of the deep woods surrounding you, this beautifully pieced quilt pattern by Penn2Paper will transport you to a winter wonderland. The Whispering Pines quilt features snow-covered pine trees set against a backdrop of crisp white fabric, evoking the serene beauty of a winter landscape.

The sample is made snuggle worthy with fabrics from the Snowy Weather flannel collection.


Makower UK

Christmas 2022 Tree Skirts by Lynne Goldsworthy for Makower UK

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from Makower UK
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An absolute tour de force of piecing for under your Christmas Tree. 

Remember to print your circle templates at 100% or 'Actual Size' or with 'NO Scaling'.

What a spectacular addition to your holiday decor! And you made it yourself. :D



Michael Miller

Christmas Sweater by Wendy Sheppard

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from Michael Miller

Capture the warmth and whimsy of a homemade sweater with this festive quilt pattern. 

This design which takes its inspiration from Fair Isle knitting uses a wide stripe to advantage and reduces the amount of piecing you need to do. 

The pine trees are quick and accurate to piece using the provided paper piecing patterns.


Happy Holly-Days Runner by Wendy Sheppard - FREE

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from Michael Miller

Wish your dinner guests a 'Joyous Noel' with this simple table runner design from Wendy Sheppard.

There's nothing as welcome as simple piecing during the busy holiday rush, and Wendy Sheppard delivers, yet again!


Holiday Forest by Wendy Sheppard

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from Michael MIller

Designed for the Confident Beginner, this pine-filled quilt pattern is just the place to use up some of those leftover scraps from Christmas quilts past. 

The trees use the folded or connector corners technique—all the other patches are squares and rectangles.

With piecing simple enough to pair with watching your favorite Xmas movie...and still have time to quilt it.


Naughty or Nice by Marsha Evans Moore - FREE

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from Michael MIller

Is your friend or family member naughty or nice? Let them know with this 48" square quilt pattern by Marsha Evans Moore.

The bows and star points are made with the straightforward connector or folded corners technique.

All the other patches are squares and rectangles, making it easy to whip up in no time. Plus, it's sized perfectly for a hostess gift. So whether you're trying to be nice or give someone a little chuckle, this quilt pattern is sure to please.


Moda

Hot Cocoa

Complimentary Download for Hot Cocoa by Moda
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from Moda
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It's the little touches that really make a quilt, and this one delivers.

Take a look at the steam rising from each cup. Two different machine quilting motifs, and two different strips of half square triangles. 

Brilliant!


Tree Farm Quilt by Gina Martin

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from Moda
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Deck out your Christmas Trees with jelly rolls from your favorite collections.

If you're starting your holiday sewing early, it's a terrific scrap-buster, too!


Riley Blake Designs

Christmas in the Woods by Riley Blake Designs and Liberty Fabrics - FREE

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from Riley Blake
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Let the serenity and beauty of the holiday season settle in your home this year with a cozy quilt featuring charming cabins, lush pine trees, and a true sense of yuletide joy.

Includes templates and paper piecing. Learn more about printing them correctly here.


Oh, Colorful Trees! - FREE PATTERN

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from Riley Blake

Foundation pieced trees (pattern included) surround a traditionally pieced center. 

Remember to set 'Scaling' to 'None' or print at '100%' or 'Actual Size' to print the pattern at the correct size.


Joyful Snow by Penny Rose Fabrics for Riley Blake Designs - FREE

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from Riley Blake
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If you're looking for a winter quilt pattern that is as joyous as snowfall itself, look no further than the Joyful Snow quilt pattern.

Featuring appliqued snowflakes and chained blocks in sweet prints, this quilt is perfect for snuggling up under on a cold winter night.


Patchwork Tree Pillow FREE PATTERN

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from Riley Blake
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Click the picture to download this complimentary pattern, Patchwork Tree Pillow, from the Riley Blake Designs' website.

The pattern features an envelop back—no zipper to mess with!


Patchwork Present Pillow

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from Riley Blake
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Small enough, easy enough, and quick enough to make for a last minute hostess gift.

Make as a pillow with a no-zipper back, or as a table topper.

Just in time for your next get-together.


Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Celebration Runner by Ariga Wilson for Robert Kaufman - FREE

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from Robert Kaufman

This free pattern use a fabric panel for the blocks. You can easily replace it with 9" finished/9-1/2" unfinished blocks. (Check our Free Quilt Block Patterns Library if you need ideas for them.)

The samples shown here use fabrics from Kaufman's Holiday Flourish line.

PS If you need a shorter, easier-to-finish runner, have a look at the Merry Runner free pattern that's 4 blocks long.


Merry Runner by Ariga Wilson for RK for Holiday Flourish - FREE

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from Robert Kaufman

While the free pattern uses a block panel, you could easily swap in 9-1/2" unfinished/9" finished blocks for Fabric A.

A simple pattern to complete just in time for the Holidays.

The samples shown here use fabrics from Kaufman's Holiday Flourish line.

PS If you need a runner just a bit longer, check out Celebration Runner that's 5 blocks long.


Holly Jolly Christmas by Ariga Wilson for Robert Kaufman - FREE

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from Robert Kaufman

Five different Christmas present patterns, so the piecing won't get boring.

How will you choose which to open first?

The quilt shown here uses fabrics from Kaufman's Holiday Flourish line.


The Sleigh Bells Stockings by Shea Henderson for Empty Bobbin Sewing for Robert Kaufman - FREE

FREE DOWNLOAD
from Robert Kaufman

An adorable stocking pattern. Not too bit. Not too small.

Embellish it or make patchwork fabric.

Need more than 1? On page 5 of the pattern, you'll find a chart with yardage requirements from 2-5 stockings. Good thinking, Empty Bobbin. That's handy!

The samples shown here use fabrics from Kaufman's Holiday Flourish line.


Sparkle Tree Skirt by Elise Lea for RK Studios

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from Robert Kaufman

Remember to add other affiliates and precut friendly buttons

The sample uses fabrics from the Winter Sparkle Holiday line. The pattern also includes instructions using the Blue version of this collection.


Tree Skirt by Robert Kaufman Fabrics - FREE

Experienced Intermediate

Sample uses fabrics from the Holiday Flourish collection.

Twinkle LIghts by Ariga Wilson for RK Studio - FREE

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from Robert Kaufman

Say watt? You need a quick quilt before Christmas?

Light the way to a twinkling holiday season with this quilt design made up of Christmas lights.

This light-hearted pattern will add a bit of sparkle to your home decor. With its easy-to-follow instructions and a simple connector or folded corners technique, it's a quick project that you'll finish in no time.

Grab your fabric and get ready to celebrate with this quilt that's sure to shine brightly.

Fabrics in the sample are from Tinsel Town by Robert Kaufman.


Studio E

Joyeux Noel by Megan Downer

No specialty rulers needed for this one. Templates are provided right in the pattern.

Remember to print with 'Scaling' set to 'None' or '0' or print at 'Actual Size'.

Tilda Fabrics

Scrap Angels Oversized Stocking

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from Tilda Fabrics

Scrap Angels Oversized Stocking quilt pattern by Tilda Fabrics is the ideal way to make your little ones’ holiday dreams come true.T

This jumbo-sized stocking can easily be filled with all sorts of goodies, making it the ultimate Christmas present.

Measuring 19” x 32”, this large stocking is ideal for holding everything from clothes and toys to books and games.

Choose your favorite Christmas fabrics and make it a treasured keepsake for years to come. 


Scrap Angels Quilt

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from Tilda Fabrics

If you loved the preceding Scrap Angels Stockings pattern, here is a coordinating quilt with the same angelic theme to complete your decorations. 

This one has instructions in two colorways. 

These angels will be singing your praises on high!


Timeless Treasures

Tonga Merry - Tree Skirt by Stacey Day for Timeless Treasures - FREE

This pattern is made using templates (provided in the pattern).

Remember to set 'Scaling' to 'None' or 'Actual Size' so that they print out at the correct size. Use the 1" square on the download to double check that you've printed correctly.

Wendy Sheppard / Ivory Spring

Lucky us! All of Wendy's in-stock patterns are 30% off for the month of December, 2022 at Fat Quarter Shop. She is one of my favorite pieced quilting designers and writes some of the best instructions. 

Holiday Greetings by Wendy Sheppard - FREE 

FREE DOWNLOAD
from Hoffman Fabrics

Wendy's Jolly Noel quilt is a merry way to send your loved ones Christmas cheer!

Gather all of your loved ones' Christmas cards and use them for inspiration to make this beautiful quilt. The design is simple, but reminds you of just how special the holiday season is.

So get stitching and spread some Christmas joy!


Jolly Noel by Wendy Sheppard - FREE

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from Hoffman Fabrics

Wendy Sheppard's "Jolly Noel" quilt is sure to fill your home with the Christmas spirit!

Featuring festive designs of snowflakes, poinsettias, and Christmas trees, this quilt is what's needed to keep you warm on those cold winter nights. "Noel" is spelled out in beautiful ornaments and gifts, making it a festive holiday decoration for your home.

So snuggle up with this quilt and enjoy the holidays!

Jolly Noel, the batik fabric collection that is, suits this design, don't you think?


Windham

Chalkboard Cheer Stocking by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics

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from Windham Fabrics

A simple two-fabric stocking pattern—let the fabric and the pom-pom fringe do all the work.


Frosted Pines Tree Skirt by Stacey Day for Windham Fabrics

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from Windham Fabrics

Paper piecing patterns are included with the free download. 

Remember to print at '100%' or 'Actual Size' or set page scaling to 'None' for accurate patterns.

Then check the 1" square on the copies to confirm they're the correct size before proceeding.


Want more Christmas quilt-inspiration?

Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course - quilts! If you're looking for some new quilt patterns to add some extra Christmas cheer to your home, you've come to the right place.

There are plenty of different quilt patterns to choose from, so you're sure to find one that's perfect for your style. You can use quilt patterns to make everything from table runners and place mats to stockings to bed quilts and pillows.

Use the buttons below to take a look at the various Christmas quilt pattern and fabric categories—sliced and diced to make it quicker, easier to find just what you're dreaming of.

More free quilt patterns

Our favorite fabric brands do an outstanding job marketing their latest fabric collections to us, using free quilt patterns to help seal the deal.

Moreover, there's some superb quilt designers that work with these brands.

Slowly but surely this group of patterns will grow. Another good reason to bookmark this page. ;)

Remember...

IF there are templates or paper piecing patterns included in the free download, make sure to set your printer to print at 'Actual Size' or '100%' or 'No scaling'. There'll be a graphic of a box or a line to double-check the measurement of to make it printed at the correct size. 

Find more help for printing patterns and templates here.

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