On the 13th day of Christmas, we thought it would be fun to gift you a free quilt tutorial! We are so happy with how this fun Christmas quilt turned out. We used Tula Pink’s holiday line, Holiday Homies, and threw it into a snowball pattern. This is the perfect way to let those large-scale festive prints shine.
For this quilt, you’ll need:
- 14 fat quarters (18″ x 22″)
- 1.5 yards white fabric (for corners)
- 1/2 yard binding fabric
- 4 yards backing fabric
- Batting to fit
From each of the fat quarters, cut four 9″ squares, for a total of 56. From the white fabric, cut (224) 3″ squares. Using the 3″ squares, draw a diagonal line on the back side of each square (shown below). Place right sides together on each corner of the larger squares.
Or, if you have a laser guide (or washi tape guide like us), skip drawing all the lines and just align it as you sew. You will sew a 3″ square to each corner of all of the 9″ squares, right along the center line.
Trim each corner 1/4″ away from the seam.
If you don’t want to throw those corners away, sew them together again on the diagonal side, and you have cute little half-square triangles ready for a bonus project!
Press each corner carefully, making sure not to stretch the block along the diagonal lines.
Repeat with all squares, for a total of 56 blocks (and 224 bonus half-square triangles).
Arrange the blocks in whatever design you’d like. We did an offset diamond pattern with lots of symmetry.
We love having a design wall ready to test out different configurations. This one is just batting stapled to the wall.
Assemble the quilt top by sewing the blocks into rows, then sewing the rows together.
Once the quilt top is complete, layer the top, batting, and backing and quilt together.
Bind, and enjoy snuggling up by the Christmas tree! We used our quick machine binding method to get this done fast.
This wood grain quilting design was the perfect match for this quilt. We used dark grey thread to blend with most of the colors.
We found the perfect red buffalo plaid for the backing at our local quilt shop. We believe it’s Mammoth Plaid flannel by Robert Kaufman, but we bought the rest of the bolt, so we can’t remember.
This quilt finishes to 60″ x 69″, and it’s the perfect addition to our holiday decor. We hope you enjoy your next snowball fight as much as we’re enjoying this one. Be sure to tag us @theclothparcel, #theclothparcel, and #snowballfightquilt on Instagram, so we can see what you’re making!