Here are 3 free patterns and tutorials for Christmas in July crafts for quilters. These projects result in personalized seasonal gifts and beautiful decorations. Not only will they keep your hands occupied with fun small projects. They will lighten your load this coming Christmas of things to make and prepare. Some of these projects you can bring to the beach, others you can do in the garden or on the porch. But for all, you’ll need a sewing machine handy… unless you want to do things the traditional way: by hand!
Christmas in July Crafts
1. Free Quilting pattern for a super-easy, but oh-so-cute quilted Christmas tree.
This pattern by the Patchsmith comes with a full-size template, color diagrams, and easy-to-follow instructions. The finished size is about 5″ x 8″. Of course, you can scale the pattern and make different sized Christmas trees to make a mini forest also. As you only need one 12″ square for each tree, this is an ideal project to use up quilt test squares created when trying out a new quilt pattern. Or, simply use up three 6″ x 10″ quilted (leftover) rectangles for a scrappy tree. As you know, I’m all about using Alternative Christmas Trees instead of living ones, this project is meant to be featured here at the FineCraftGuild.
2. Free Quilted Christmas Stocking Pattern
You’ll only need a 1/4 yard of scrappy fabric for this Scrappy Christmas Stocking Quilting Pattern. Stockings such as these are a great way to change your color scheme for Christmas without making it too invasive (so that you have to get an entirely new set of Christmas decorations). The quilting gives a luxurious look to an otherwise classic Christmas item. A fun project to make. Great opportunity to try out a few new stitch patterns, if you are so inclined… Or, kiss, and sew them straight up.
3. Star Christmas Quilt Block Pattern
The colors are just gorgeous in this Lone Starburst Quilt Block Pattern by Six White Horses. I can see a different version of it in pastels and blues, making this into a stunner for Christmas. Decorate the hallway with a frames star block, or use it as the front of a pillow. Check our own online quilting course for beginners for alternative free star quilt block patterns and how-to instructions. At the time of this writing, this is a free project.
Call for Holiday Crafts:
Submit Your Best Project Plans
WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO THIS YEAR FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
I love to hear about YOUR BEST craft projects, and so I am doing a round-up of what craft projects you are/will be doing during the holidays this year. Showcase your art and craft. I’m sure many readers would love to see your work also. So, what is that favorite craft project that you’ve done/are doing this year?
Best Holiday Crafts
Your Best Holiday Crafts – How to Submit
Submit your links below in the linky party. All qualifying posts must include at least one picture and instructions/explanations showcasing your work of art. Perhaps you like to include a free tutorial or a range of ideas for the people who will visit your site. You can submit up to ten holiday craft projects, and the linky will stay open from now till the Christmas – New Year period.
Grab Your Batch & Stand on Your Soapbox
On your blog, please feature your submission in your blog post, show your ‘Holiday Crafts’-badge and link back to this post, so your readers can join in as well!
Not into XMAS just yet, but made something beautiful and wrote a tutorial for it?
The first, second and third prize winners all get to choose your own, personalized ‘Valentine’ cards. I will design them just for you, in your favorite colors.
You will be able to download for free and print them on your own color printer, over and over again (as long as it’s for personal use).
These will be exclusive designs and not be made available to others! How do you like that!?
The official deadline is December 20th, however, I’m planning to showcase some interim favorite submissions, … for inspiration.
Good Luck and I look forward to hearing from you and seeing all those great projects. I can’t wait!
Christmas In July
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