Today I thought it would be a lot of fun to do a project round-up post of things you can still start and finish up in time for Christmas. So, I hope you’ll enjoy these 15 Things to Make for Christmas. Although these are things I’ve made before, I’m going to be re-making some of these for gifts in the next week or so!
15 Things to Make for Christmas
I’ve provided links to the tutorials and patterns for each of these projects…many of them are free, too! And…there are actually 18 ideas in this post now since I’ve added a few new ones.
Log Cabin Pot Holders
First up are these cute as a button Log Cabin potholders. Make them in Christmas fabrics or in every day fabrics! Find the free tutorial here!
Christmas Table Runner
Next is a Scrappy Nine Patch Table Runner which also has a free tutorial! Find it here.
Christmas Pillow Cases
Christmas pillowcases are another favorite gift. Make them in Christmas cottons or cozy Christmas flannel. My favorite tutorial is the roll-up method from American Patchwork & Quilting. Get the PDF from American Patchwork & Quilting here.
Christmas stockings are another favorite gift idea. As I mentioned in this post, I love the Cluck Cluck Sew Lined Stocking Tutorial, and I also love the Fig Tree mini stocking pattern.
Patchwork Gift Bag
Next up is a scrappy patchwork bag…in Christmas fabrics…what could be better? I have a PDF pattern for this in my shop along with a free tutorial here.
Two years ago I was gifted one of these beautiful Christmas ornaments by the pattern designer, and last year I couldn’t stop making them! Find the Christmas Candy Ornaments pattern by Bonnie of Cotton Way here.
Another fun ornament pattern is my Log Cabin Patchwork Ornament. This is a free tutorial you can find here!
Just this year I also released an ornament pattern with several different designs including a star, log cabin, house, and little tree. Get the pattern in paper and PDF here.
Barb & Mary of Me & My Sister created the cutest Makin’ it Cute templates which are perfect for ornament making. (Although I’m sharing two different ornament styles, hearts, and mittens…I’m counting this as one thing to make).
You can find my free tutorial to make the heart ornaments here. Find the Heart’s Delight templates here, and find the Smitten for Mittens templates here.
Next up is my Candy Box Table Topper pattern. You can find the PDF for this here.
How about a fast and fun fat quarter friendly quilt? Simple strip piecing helps this quilt go together quickly! Find the pattern for the Sugar Cookies quilt here (PDF) and here (paper). And find more of my favorite Christmas quilts here.
Patchwork Pot Holders
Next up…more simple Christmas pot holders. You can get my PDF pattern for these here.
Christmas Tree Pillow
My scrappy patchwork Christmas Tree pillow is a free tutorial on the blog…find the tutorial here.
A few years back I made quite a few of these darling Retro Mama house ornaments (I think I made about 9)! They were a lot of fun…and I keep thinking I’ll make them again one of these days! Find the free tutorial here!
How about a Dresden Christmas pillow? Use your favorite method, or use my Dresden pillow pattern in my first book, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home.
My Scrappy Trip Around the World Christmas quilt is one of my favorites. Find the free tutorial to make this quilt here.
Quick Table Runner
Make this super simple Christmas table runner from left over strips in your stash. Find my free tutorial here.
If you still have Christmas sewing to do, I hope you can use one or more of these ideas! You can also visit my Tutorials page for a few more free ideas (the charm pack place mats and Jelly Roll Placemats would be fun in Christmas fabrics–I only shared projects in this post that I had already made up in Christmas fabrics).
I hope you’ve enjoyed my 15 Things to Make for Christmas post. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love all the pretty things and there're a few really great ideas … now all I need is more time;-)
So sweet of you to take your time to post these tutorial links for us, Sherri.
Rosemary B❤️ says
Sherri, you are a doll
Thank you for the inspiration
I love all of the projects.
Thank you so much for sharing with us
So many of us want to make something special and we are just at a loss at making the perfect choice, thanks bunches
Thanks for the great ideas for Christmas gift giving! I especially love the Dresden pillow! Beautiful!!!
Great ideas! Thank you!
Helen L says
Great ideas: I've done the pillowcases for my SIL's family for a few years now: she says she likes them! 🙂 And I tried the gift bag but got stumped on the drawstring and how to get it through the fabric, but seeing yours I've got it answered now: Thanks!! Hugs, H
Great ideas and beautiful work. Thank you for sharing. Sally
I am finishing my projects from Honespun and Holly,
I HAD to add more sequence!
Thanks for the great ideas. I need a hand made gift in January so a table runner in blue and white for winter or red and white for Valentine’s Day will be perfect! Merry Christmas!
Miss Daisy says
Thank you for the patterns and Merry Christmas.
Carmen Montmarquet says
You always give us the best ideas from you and others in the quilting world and want to Thank You for that! It takes a lot of time to do this especially at this time of the year, and want to let you know it’s very much appreciated!! Thanks for all you!!