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Making a Handmade Christmas

It’s never too early (or late) to start sewing and quilting for Christmas!  As makers, we are always thinking of ways to share our Handmade gifts with those we love.  Making a Handmade Christmas is the perfect way to show someone you care!  You can make a small, cherished mug rug, or even an entire quilt!  The choice is yours!  And talk about choices!  There are so many!  I recently went on an online scavenger hunt for some tried and true Handmade Christmas ideas and patterns.  I am super excited to share this collection of gems with you!  This collection of patterns is super amazing and sure to get you into the Holiday Spirit!

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Handmade Christmas – Foundation Paper Piecing

These patterns are fun and simple.  If you’ve ever tried foundation paper piecing, you will know how great these projects can be!  Not only do they turn out PERFECT, but they can also be added to other blocks to make a larger project!  I just loved these different patterns:

Oh, Christmas Tree Coaster

PineTree Forest Quilt Block

PineTree Forest Quilt Block finishes at 9″ x 9″ and is perfect for the Winter Holidays!

Christmas Tree Quilt Block Pattern

Christmas Tree Quilt Block Pattern by Joe June and Mae. Check out all their patterns! They are so cute!

Handmade Christmas – Gifts for Everyone!

If you are like me, you have a list of loved ones that you would like to make gifts for Christmas!  It’s so hard to pick and choose who gets handmade, so maybe we should try some smaller projects?  Mug Rugs, Table Runners, Hot Pads and Child’s Aprons are PERFECT quick projects!  Give these to your friends, neighbors, teachers, stylist (the list goes on and on)…  Here are a few ideas that should get your creative juices flowing!

Deer w/ Antlers Mug Rug

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Who needs a Christmas tree when there are such wonderful antlers to be had? Imagine a whole herd of reindeer dressed in their best stockings and baubles. But don’t just imagine it -create this wonderful scene with this quick and easy Christmas mug rug pattern from the Patchsmith.

Star Crossed Christmas Table Topper

Start Crossed Christmas Table Topper is the perfect pattern to dress up your Holiday table!
This digital download pattern, by Primrose Cottages, is the perfect project to dress up your Holiday Table. This piece finishes at 30″ x 30″.

Snowman Table Runner PDF Pattern

Digital Snowman Table Runner Pattern by Patterns by Vicki.

Digital Crochet Ornament Pattern

Make these lovely Crochet Ornaments, with the help of Greta Tulner's digital pattern. These would be super cute on your own home and also make an excellent gift!

Make these lovely Crochet Ornaments, with the help of Greta Tulner’s digital pattern. These would be super cute on your own home and also make an excellent gift!

Handmade Christmas – Who gets a quilt this year?

Let’s face it – gifting a quilt is special!  We all know how much work goes into making a quilt!  Quilts take lots and lots of time and a whole lot of supplies!  I mean, the fabric isn’t cheap!!  So, if you have a loved one that you want to make a Christmas quilt for, I have some fun recommendations for you!  Some are smaller Mini Quilts (which make a really pretty table or wall decor) and some are full-blown Quilts!  Let me show you my favorites!

Geese in the Forest Quilt Pattern

Pattern by Twiddle Tails. This quilt consists of 6 different foundation pieced blocks.
The pattern includes the numbered foundation piecing diagrams for all blocks in the quilt, as well as a layout diagram.

Twinkle Twinkle Tannenbaum Quilt Pattern

Twinkle Twinkle Tannenbaum Quilt Pattern is a great pattern for beginning Foundation Paper Piecers! The Throw sized quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly and is a quick and fun sew!

Modern Christmas Tree Quilt

Modern Christmas Tree Quilt
Check out my finished Modern Christmas Tree Quilt. I grabbed some coordinating fabric prints and also traded with fellow quilters. Isn’t it fun? Super easy too!

Well, I’m pretty excited about this year’s Handmade Christmas possibilities!  I already have my fabric purchased for my Swell Christmas Quilt.  I even bought extra coordinating solids and now sell this in my online fabric shop!

What better way to get into the Holiday Spirit than to buy some Holiday Fabric? Check out this fantastic bundle of fabric, which comes in Fat Quarters, Half Yard or Full Yard Cuts! SHOP HERE!

I hope you find this collection of ideas inspiring as well!  Now, let’s get to sewing and start making a fabulous handmade Christmas!

Happy Stitches!

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  1. I think I love that little christmas tree block! Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. I have lots of plans for Christmas sewing. I have a couple Quilts I need to finish and some teacher gifts I need to make. I love the mug rug idea!

  3. I just love that bell block! I would have never thought of this! I think if I made several in a row that it would make a nice table runner! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I am making lots of zipper bags for my co-workers. Nothing too big – something for change or something. I love the mug rug idea. That one is cute!

  5. WhitneyBryce says:

    I’m making Jelly Roll Race throws for my step children (& families). This is the first time I’ve tried quilting myself and I think it’s going well. I have 5 of 8 finished!! Now I’m trying to decide if I have room for a Juki Miabi! I’m waiting for your review. ?

    1. Nicole Moore says:

      I love to make Jelly Roll Race Quilts! They are really fun and quick to make! As for the Juki Miyabi review….I am still in the “get to know you” phase and will be sure to post a full review when I am confident that I am ready. So far, I love it! My Mom and a really good quilty friend have good reviews on it too! Stay tuned!

  6. I love the Gnome! Great festive projects! I will be a busy Elf this year with fun makes!

  7. Jerri Thacker says:

    I have plans to make some embroidered ornaments for presents.

  8. Christine M says:

    I need that Gnome pattern! That would be perfect for our home as we have other gnomes scattered around the house!

    1. Jeni Nelson says:

      I will be sewing a few teachers gifts. Coasters, table runner and maybe some ornaments!

  9. Lovely items. Have entered the contest.

  10. So many cute ideas. I need more time!!

  11. So many fun ideas! Can’t wait to try one.

  12. I love your modern Christmas Tree quilt. It’s on my list.

  13. Elaine (@elainedatrain) says:

    I have had it on my list to make Christmas ornaments, but I’m struggling with getting started. I’d be super excited if it was something I could give away for gifts or sell at craft fairs!

  14. Sandra Roberts says:

    These are all adorable. Soon as I have time, I’m going to get going on the gnome project. Lots of fun

  15. Phyllis Carlyle says:

    Great ideas and impressive website.

  16. Lydia Lee says:

    My new love is paper piecing and I’m making some pillows for gifts and small wall hangings our minis for my craft room. Thanks for all the inspiration and giveaways!

  17. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    i love the little trees quilt and the fabric giveaway is awesome.

  18. Patricia Harrison says:

    I love the Christmas gnome pattern ❤️ I’m trying to make a wefty weave quilt with my left over material and my fat quarters but think it’s going to take longer than I thought as never have a lot of time with working. Wish I could retire. ?

  19. I plan to make a Christmas tree skirt. I do love the Christmas tree paper piecing.

  20. Charlotte says:

    I found some pieced Christmas wall hanging tops that I made long ago for gifts but I didn’t finish one or two. I’m going to finish them and give to my grown sons for their new apartments.

  21. I am still piecing 2 quilts. I need binding on a 3rd quilt. If I have time I either want to attempt making your shave bags (I’ve never sewn a zipper though ?) or I want to see if I can squeeze in another quilt that requires FPP. That’s all fairly ambitious at my sewing pace but I’m crossing my fingers that I can get it done.

  22. Tammy snead says:

    I love the holiday mug rugs to give for gifts ❤️

  23. Genevieve C says:

    I am making plaid & flannel blankets for the needy children in our town. Our church has a Big O’ Christmas party and lets all the kids & parents pick their own presents for each other. So much fun and I get to do a ton of sewing, which is a win, win in my book!!!! 🙂

  24. I just bought the pattern for the snowmen table runner. This is something I can leave on my table all winter!! Winning!!! I have a craft show on the 23rd that I have plenty done for, only adding more bowl cozies. Then I can start! YAY

  25. Cathy calloway says:

    Thanks for the holiday ideas. I’m still in denial, but I guess it’s tile to get with the program! Calund47 on IG

  26. I need to make some ornaments but right now I am finishing a quilt. Need new ornament ideas.

  27. We enjoy handmade Christmas in our family.many years now. Fleece blankets, pillowcases, knitted scrafs and hats, quilts. One year some family members made popsicle lamps and jewelry boxes, shower wraps. Si many things to make.

    I believe everyone is quilt worthy and I’m working my way through making my closest family members and friends all quilts. My thoughts are they will have a tangible piece of me after I’m gone.

  28. Sharon Aurora says:

    I made Stockings for my children. Right now I am working on Christmas gifts, a quilt for my daughter, several Pincushions and needlebooks, a couple of backpacks, and a shawl.

  29. Sandy Allen says:

    Thanks for all the inspiration. Love the snowflake quilt and the mug rugs.

  30. Diane Beavers says:

    Nicole, Thank you, this is so generous! I’m going to have fun stitching up a lot of essential oils bags, purse size zipper pouches and a few of those paper pieced trees ..

  31. Rhona LeDuc says:

    That Christmas tree block is sew cute! I am gifting 5 quilts this year, there almost all ready for quilting, I am one of those people who would prefer handmade over store bought

  32. I love all these items but the Christmas tree is my favorite I think!?

  33. Just love your blog!!! So many projects Is love to try. Putting them all on my wishlist.???

  34. Lori Morton says:

    I’m sewing flannel Jamma’s for the Kiddo’s..is a Tradition here 🙂 Also finishing a few Christmas gifts too. Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way ! 😀

  35. Hoping to get my sewing area organized so I can get moving on handmade Christmas gifts!

  36. Love the Christmas tree quilts – ?? hope to play with that but may not finish in time for this Christmas

  37. Elizabeth G says:

    Love all these projects, especially the trees! Thanks.

  38. Hand made is my favorite to receive so I was hoping to give hand made thanks for all these great ideas!!!

  39. Leah Hunkins says:

    Love all the ideas!! Love giving handmade gifts all year long!

  40. I love your ideas! I have never done paper piecing, but should really learn. I have a kit for a Christmas quilt that I would like to start this season.

  41. What an awesome post full of inspiration to sew up holiday gifts! The gnome pillow is just adorable!
    This year, I’m making a table runner for each of my grown children. They each moved into new homes this fall and I want them to have a lovely runner from their Mom to have on their table!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  42. Jessie McCloskey says:

    Plenty of great ideas. My favorite is the children’s Christmas apron, soooo cute!

  43. Making Mug Rugs for everyone this Christmas

  44. Vicki in MN says:

    Just happened upon your site via Pinterest, that is my snowman table runner pattern!! Thanks for highlighting it.

    1. Nicole Moore says:

      Hi Vicki! I’m happy to share your pattern with my readers! Super Cute!

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