Christmas Projects

29 of the best Christmas quilt patterns

Get ready to put the jingle bells into your sewing space with this merry round-up of Gathered.how’s favourite festive quilt patterns to make Christmas patchwork that will be treasured in the family for years to come. Snuggle up under your new favourite family’s Christmas quilt, try our free Christmas appliqué templates, make clever fabric-folded stocking fillers or piece full sized Christmas quilt patterns with this collection of merry and bright designs. We’ve included everything from modern Scandi- Christmas trees to traditional motifs, poinsettias to Christmas jumper-inspired designs. Get ready to ho ho sew (sorry but we can’t resist a Christmas quilting pun).

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Free Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

Get ready to make your next family heirloom with this quilted Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern by Sally Stevens. We’ll show you how to make a tree skirt to treasure for years with this surprisingly easy to sew quilt pattern. Homemade tree skirts really are the ultimate DIY Christmas decoration. We’ll show you how to craft your own step-by-step from strips of fabric. Shop for festive fabrics or use scraps from old clothes and bedding to give this project a more sustainable twist.

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Longarm Quilting: Negative Space with Rulers

Negative Space is a hallmark of modern quilts, but it can be intimidating to quilt. Using Handi Quilter Longarm machines, Angela will show you how to turn that negative space into a positive with rulers.

Learn how to create motifs, how to divide up larger areas and more in this informative class. We will be using Handi Quilter 20” Amara Longarms with one person per machine.

Suitable for beginners to intermediate, those new to Longarm quilting or with some basic knowledge.

Longarm Workshop, Thursday, (1/2 day)

Dot to Dot: Long Arm Quilting

Quilting intricate designs can be as easy as connecting the dots! Learn how to use points on the quilt as a guide for quilting with minimal marking and lots of fun. You will learn how to recognize the dots on your quilt, different designs and how you can adapt them for your quilts. We will be using Handi Quilter 20” Amara Longarms with one person per machine. 

Suitable for beginners to  intermediate, those new to Longarm quilting or with some basic knowledge.

Longarm Workshop, Friday (1/2 day)

Lectures & Talks

Help! How Do I Quilt It!

Sometimes deciding what to quilt can be harder than actually quilting it! In this lecture, Angela Walters help you decide what machine quilting designs to use by having you ask the expert of your opinion, you! This lecture starts with a slideshow presentation full of quilted eye candy and practical tips for choosing designs. Angela is not able to be with us in person but has created this as a Virtual lecture which will be shown in the Theatre and include some answers to questions posed by attendees in advance.

Lectures & Talks, Saturday (1 hr)

Dot to Dot: Simple Shapes Make Complex Designs

Quilting intricate designs can be as easy as connecting the dots! Learn how to use points on the quilt as a guide for quilting with minimal marking and lots of fun. You will learn how to recognize the dots on your quilt, different designs and how you can adapt them for your quilts. Angela is not able to be with us in person but has created a Virtual lecture which will be shown in the Theatre and include some answers to questions posed by attendees in advance.

Lectures & Talks, Sunday (1 hr)