25 Free Christmas Quilt Patterns

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The holidays are not that far off! If you are looking for one or two new projects for the holidays – check out the following 25 FREE Christmas Quilt patterns that I have found.

25 Free Christmas quilt patterns

I updated this post in January 2023 as I found several tutorials were no longer available. I hope you enjoy these tutorials!

25 Free Christmas Quilt Patterns

1. Pinwheel Star Placemats – The Crafty Quilter – Something that I enjoy making for myself and also as a gift is placemats. The Crafty Quilter shares a great tutorial on making holiday placemats using one simple quilt block. You could also make the placemats out of fabrics that coordinate with your kitchen so you can use them all year long.

Placemats from the Quilty Crafter
Placemats from the Quilty Crafter

2. Nutcracker Ornament Table Runner – Samelia’s Mum – This is a cute little table runner called Nutcracker Ornament that features little appliqued ornaments along both ends and some fast and easy blocks make up the center part. This could easily be made longer or shorter.

Tablerunner from Samelas Mom
Tablerunner from Samela’s Mom

3. Scrappy Christmas Mug Rug – Many times I like to make little mug rugs from the leftover scraps from a different project. This little mug rug tutorial is a great way to use up small pieces of fabric.

Scrappy Christmas Mug Rug
Scrappy Christmas Mug Rug

4. Holiday Applique Coasters – Coasters are another of my favorite things to make for myself or as a gift. These are the cutest little applique coasters with 4 different designs and a free download for full-size patterns. This is a great way to use up scraps!

Cute little Holiday coasters
Cute little holiday coasters from We All Sew

5. Pinwheel Stars Tablerunner The Crafty Quilter – Remember the placemats that were shown in the 1st free Christmas tutorial? Well, how about making a beautiful pinwheel star table runner to match! You’ll have it done in no time at all.

The Crafty Quilter Tablerunner
The Crafty Quilter Tablerunner

6. Snowman Hotpad Crafty Staci – The cute little December Snowman would be fun to use during the holidays. There is a downloadable full-size pattern as well as directions on the website. You can also find tutorials for different hot pads for each month, you should see the little pumpkin!

Crafty Staci Hot Pad
Crafty Staci Hot Pad

7. Peace Wall Hanging – Be sure and take a look at this tutorial! Those cute little Christmas trees are much easier to make than you would think. There are plenty of photos to walk you through the steps to make this beautiful wall hanging.

Beautiful tree wall hanging
Beautiful tree wall hanging

8. Little Christmas Trees – This would make a wonderful quilt to display at the holidays!

Little Trees Christmas Quilt
Little Trees Christmas Quilt from Sew Can She

9. String of Stars Table Runner – make a beautiful string pieced star table runner

String of Stars Table Runner
String of Stars Table Runner from The Sewing Chick

10. Farmhouse Christmas Table Runner – This is a beautiful table runner in a farmhouse style

Farmhouse Christmas Table Runner
Farmhouse Christmas Table Runner from Jedi Craft Girl

11. Holiday Pillow – This pillow can be made in no time at all with raw-edge applique ornaments!

ornament pillow
Ornament pillow from Quilt Story

12. Charming Christmas Quilt – You will find two different sizes of this beautiful quilt.

Charming Christmas Quilt
Charming Christmas Quilt from The Fat Quarter Shop

13. Mini Christmas Quilt – Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men. Embroidered bible quote and sweet appliqued birds, holly, and a present on a branch.

Embroidered applique saying
Embroidered applique saying from Quilt Story

14. Christmas Tree Pillow – Modern paper pieced envelope-style pillow.

Christmas Tree Pillow
Christmas Tree Pillow from Quilt Story

15. Very Merry Wall Quilt – Made from one quilt block and some appliqued trees.

Very Merry Christmas Wall Hanging
Very Merry Christmas Wall Hanging from Jedi Craft Girl

16. Treelicious Christmas Pillow – A colorful pillow with 3 different appliqued Christmas trees

Treelicious Christmas Tree Pillow
Treelicious Christmas Tree Pillow

17. Winter Snowflake – Fast and easy table topper made with half-square triangle blocks and some added applique.

Winter Snowflake
Winter Snowflake Table Topper

18. Star Break Quilt – this is beautiful in Christmas fabrics and you can also make it in other colors for a completely different look.

Star Break Christmas quilt
Star Break Christmas quilt from Forth Worth Fabric Studio

19. Tree Tops – A wall hanging different sizes of flying geese blocks make a cute little wall hanging.

Winter Trees
Winter Trees from American Patchwork and Quilting

20. Christmas Stocking Tutorial – Fast and easy pattern from Diary of a Quilter for strip pieced Christmas stockings.

Christmas Stockings
Christmas Stockings from Diary of a Quilter

21. GingerBread Ornament – A beautiful ornament perfect for any Christmas tree.

Cute Gingerbread felt ornament
Cute Gingerbread felt ornament from Down Grapevine Lane

22. Improv Christmas Trees – A wall hanging once again, this is a great quilt project to use up your scraps on.

Improv Christmas Trees
Improv Christmas Trees from Happy Quilting

23. Tis the Season Table Runner – A table runner that looks difficult but is really pretty simple.

Tis the Season Tablerunner
Tis the Season Tablerunner

24. Patchwork Christmas Pillows – Everyone can used more pillows for the holidays, this is a fast and easy quilt project.

Patchwork Christmas Pillows
Patchwork Christmas Pillows from Beverly McCullogh – Flaming Toes

25. Christmas Hexagonal Table Topper

Hexagon Table Topper for Christmas
Hexagon Table Topper From My Carolina Home

I hope you have enjoyed this roundup of 25 Free Christmas Quilt Patterns

If you liked these then check out this post for 15 more free Christmas quilt patterns.

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  1. Again super ideas. Just in time as I was looking for something fast and GORGEOUS for a dog rescue auction that starts next week. Who needs sleep anyway right? Thanks, Joan

  2. Connie you are so generous I just want to Thank You for all you do. In the 25 Christmas Quilt Patterns. I would love to make the String Stars Table
    Runner do you have that pattern? Thank You Barb 😊♥️

  3. 12/21/2020
    Connie, I made your sequin gingerbread house for my granddaughters first Christmas ornament. It’s so cute on a tree. Thanks, Bitz

  4. Katherine says:

    Thank you for the quilting tutorials! They are so nice 😊 Merry Christmas 🎄

  5. Patricia Carbery says:

    Thank you for the Great Patterns I love them .and may you and your have Happy Blessed Thankgiving Pat C

  6. It fun to catch up with you Christmas 2018!

  7. What a lovely and joyful assortment of Christmas projects…some that even I could manage, I think. Thank you for putting this post together.

  8. Thanks, Connie! What a great list of sites…I recognize a lot of the patterns and it is so nice to have them all in one place! Thank you for doing this! So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing, but how great that you had that last trip down the river with a lot of your family. All the best!

  9. Kathy in WV says:

    Thank you for these GREAT patterns….I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your father…and I’m glad you’re getting your “mojo” back. Believe me, I understand what you’re going through. Three years in, and I still wonder whether mine is back. Anyway…Happy Thanksgiving and a big quilty THANK YOU!

  10. Chris Smith says:

    Thank you Connie, I found 4 projects!

  11. Great gift ideas for anytime of the year with some fabric changes. Thank you very much Connie for doing the homework and sharing. Blessings Sweet Lady…xo

  12. Pat Evans says:

    I made your Tis the season table runner a couple of years ago. I just love it. Lots of good ideas here. Thanks for collecting them. I find Pinterest very frustrating.

  13. Thanks, Connie. There are so many fun ones there.

  14. Susan Ulrich says:

    Thanks Connie!! I’ve picked out 4 that I’m going to make! You rock!

  15. Thanks, Connie. Maybe if I start now I’ll have something done by next Christmas. 🙂