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Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt

By: Ellen Maxwell for FreeSpirit

Make the Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt as a wall hanging to decorate the house for the holidays or as a throw quilt for snuggling on chilly winter nights. This project features festive Christmas quilt fabric and Christmas theme appliques. With simple piecing and a few appliques, this small Christmas quilt pattern comes together in just a couple days.

Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt
This image courtesy of freespiritfabric.com

Project Type: Make a Project

Quilt Size: 38 inches wide x 38 inches long

Time to complete: Weekend project

Primary Technique: Pieced & Appliqued

Difficulty Level: Easy


Note: This pattern uses fabrics from the Christmas Ornaments collection by Hallmark from FreeSpirit. Fabrics are coded in materials list.

  • 1 ¼ yd. HM71 in grey for outside borders
  • ¾ yd. HM72 in grey for center background 
  • 1/3 yd. S14 in sky for block background, ornament & dots 
  • 1/3 yd. S01 in pink for block background 
  • 1/3 yd. S03 in fuchsia for binding & ornament ribbon
  • 1/3 yd. S21 in olive for tree 
  • ¼ yd. S07 in yellow for star 
  • ¼ yd. HM72 in blue for ornament     
  • ¼ yd. HM72 in red for ornament 
  • 1 ¼ yd. HM73 in green for backing 
  • 45” x 45” batting 
  • 1 yd. Heat’N Bond Lite
  • Applique Patterns



  1. Cut a square 25 ½” x 25 ½” for the quilt center.
  2. Outside border fabrics are directional, so cut 2 strips 6 ½” x width of fabric and then trim to 6 ½”x 38”.  These will be the top and bottom borders.
  3. From the remainder of the fabric, cut 2 strips lengthwise – 6 ½”x 25 ½”.  These will be outside border sides. 
  4. Cut 4 strips 2 ½”x width of fabric for binding. 
  5. Cut 2 squares of solids for the block backgrounds – 10” x 20”. 
  6. Cut 1” strips of Heat’N Bond Lite and press on the outside edges of the wrong sides. 


  1. Sew side borders to the center square.  Then sew on top and bottom borders. 
  2. Trace all patterns for fusible appliqué onto the paper side of the Heat’N Bond Lite. Press Heat'N Bond to the wrong side of the desired fabrics and cut out. 
  3. Wavy cut the outside edges of the solid block background pieces, then remove paper before placement.  Peel paper from cut out designs and place on background blocks per quilt photos.
  4. Sandwich top, batting & backing and quilt as desired.  Bind & enjoy!!



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