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Contributors Natalia Bonner (Argyle Christmas) Amanda Carestio (12 Gifts of Christmas) Jennifer Davis (12 Gifts of Christmas)

Erin Singleton (12 Gifts of Christmas) Monica Solorio-Snow (12 Gifts of Christmas) Nicole Vos van Avezathe (Yule Yeti Pattern)

SAMPLE Scott Hansen (12 Gifts of Christmas)

Terri Harlan (12 Gifts of Christmas) Georgia McDonald (Merrylegs The Doll Embroidery) Kaye Prince (Winter in the Woods)

Amanda Sasikirana (12 Gifts of Christmas)

Ryan Walsh (12 Gifts of Christmas) Kajsa Wikman (Designer Challenge)

Amanda Woodward-Jennings (12 Gifts of Christmas) Darci Yaden (12 Gifts of Christmas)

A big thank you from the Fat Quarterly Team to all our contributors to the Christmas Special Issue. We also would like to thank Moda and Kate Spain for the 12 Days of Christmas fabric, used in this issue.

Interested in contributing to a future issue of Fat Quarterly? We are always on the look out for projects to be featured. Email us at for more information.



Merrylegs The Doll Pattern by Katy Jones


Looking for a gift for the little ones in your life? Look no further. This cute doll is perfect for friends and family.

SAMPLE A Chat with Kate Spain by Tacha Bruecher


Find out more about Kate Spain, her new line 12 Days of Christmas and what she likes about the holiday season.

Christmas Star Mug Rugs by Tacha Bruecher


Christmas is all about eating lots of yummy treats and having the odd glass of mulled wine or special teas and coffees. Make your treats extra Christmassy by using these mug rugs.

The 12 Gifts of Christmas by John Adams


We asked 12 crafters to make a gift using a piece of Christmas fabric. See what they came up with and get some great ideas for a handmade Christmas.


Ice Skating Cowl by Amanda Woodward-Jennings p29 Keep yourself stylishly warm this Winter with this great pattern exclusively for Fat Quarterly readers.

“The Hood“ Tree Skirt by Brioni Greenberg


Brighten up your Christmas tree with this fabulous tree skirt!

No Sew Christmas Decorations by Kate Dixon p36

SAMPLE Quick easy Christmas decorations. These are perfect for gifts and crafting with children.

Fa La La La Felt by Katy Jones


A peek inside this new book from Lark is packed with projects for the holiday season.

Argyle Christmas by Natalia Bonner A bright modern quilt pattern to give your house some festive cheer this holiday season.



Designer Challenge - Christmas Fabric


Check out the array of fun blocks using Kate Spain’s 12 Days of Christmas fabric. What would you make?

Yule Yeti Embroidery Pattern by Nicole Vos van p46 Avezathe Add this fun Yeti to all your Christmas gifts to add a special personalised touch that friends and family will love.

SAMPLE Reader Contribution: Winter in the Woods by Kaye Prince


A cute doll quilt makes a great gift or decoration for your home this Christmas time.

A Chat with Amy Suther by Tacha Bruecher


Find out more about the designer behind Sparkle All the Way, a Christmas fabric line from Robert Kaufman.


Merrylegs The Doll By Katy Jones

What you will need · Cotton fabric for head 14”x7” · Cotton fabric for body 14”x4” · Cotton fabric for legs 18”x6” · Wool felt in skin colour 5”x6” · Wool felt in hair colour 5”x6” · Polyfill / Toy Stuffing · Black embroidery floss or 2 tiny buttons for eyes · Pink embroidery floss for mouth · Chopstick/blunt pencil/knitting needle


Things to remember · Read pattern in full before starting · Familiarise yourself fully with each pattern piece before cutting any fabric

There's nothing better than seeing a little one dragging around a well loved doll you made yourself. This leggy lady will take no time at all to make. You may find she becomes your go-to pattern for birthday gifts! Finished Size: 15"

Christmas Star Mug Rugs By Tacha Bruecher

What you will need · 2 fat quarters with motifs for fussy cutting · 4 fat quarters for backing · 4 fat quarters for triangles · 4 pieces of batting This is enough to make 4 mug rugs. It gives you variation of prints and you will have lots of fabric left over. Things to remember · Read pattern in full before starting · Familiarise yourself fully with each pattern piece before cutting any fabric

SAMPLE Finished Size: about 15" The Christmas season is all about yummy cakes and cookies. At least it is in our house! Each year we bake all the traditional Christmas recipes and celebrate each Sunday in advent with a glass of steaming Glühwein (spiced wine) and a plate of Christmas cookies. This year we will do it in style with these Christmas Star Mug Rugs. Enlarge the templates to make big enough stars to serve as placemats, or make the template smaller for an oversized coaster.

‘The Hood’ Tree Skirt By Brioni Greenberg What you will need

● 1 1/4 yards fabric 42” wide ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

for background A pile of scraps of various sizes for houses and trees 1 1/4 yards fabric 44” (or more) wide for backing 1 piece of wadding around 44” square 5 yards of 3/4” bias binding Approx 1 yard of fusible web ¼ yard of narrow elastic to match the background 3 buttons to match the background Water erasable pen


Things to Remember

● Read the pattern in full

before starting ● Seam allowances are ¼” unless stated otherwise ● Always press your fabrics before starting ● Press all seams as you go along

Finished Size: 54” circle

Jazz up your Christmas tree with “The Hood“ tree skirt covered in cute little raw edge appliqué houses and trees!

No-Sew Christmas Decorations By Kate Dixon

What you will need Ÿ 3 glass Christmas baubles, ensure the top can be removed and re-fastened Ÿ Variety of red buttons, beads and sequins Ÿ Variety or red ribbons, ric-rac and wool Ÿ Christmas fabrics - scraps Ÿ Invisible thread Ÿ 5” square of fusible webbing like Visoflix Ÿ Scissors


Things to remember

Ÿ Read the pattern in full before starting Ÿ Have fun!

These baubles are a quick and easy way to jazz up the Christmas tree but they need not be just for the tree. They look beautiful adorning present boxes and make even better gifts. Last year, I gave my daughter’s teacher one and it was a big hit….of course, I didn’t mention that it only took me ten minutes to whip up.

Argyle Christmas By Natalia Bonner Piece N Quilt

What you will need Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

2 ¼ yards red fabric 2 ¾ yards green fabric 4 yards white fabric 5 yards backing fabric 1/8 yard brown fabric


Things to remember

Ÿ Read pattern in full before starting Ÿ Familiarise yourself fully with each pattern piece before cutting any fabric Ÿ All seam allowances are 1/4” unless stated otherwise

Finished Size: 65“ x 53“

This quilt is a simple modern Christmas quilt. The entire quilt is made from one simple block and some simple applique. I love to create quilts that are bright and happy and I think that this one really shows that.

Yule Yeti What you will need

By Nicole Vos van Avezathe

Ÿ Printed pattern Ÿ Water soluble pen (available in craft/fabric stores) Ÿ Fabric (for example quilters cotton or linen) Ÿ Embroidery Needle (personally I like John James’ Embroidery Pebble, it holds a nice selection of embroidery needles) Ÿ Embroidery Hoop (a simple wooden 6 inch hoop is fine for this project) Ÿ Embroidery Floss (6 stranded).


I have used DMC floss for this project. Embroidery floss conversion charts can be found on the internet to ‘translate’ my DMC floss numbers to other, major brands of floss. In addition I used: Ÿ Heat ‘n Bond, a fusible webbing, to make an appliqué Ÿ a store-bought kid’s t-shirt Ÿ Old sheets, scraps of fabric and ribbon to sew my own

Finished Size: about 5"

This Yule Yeti is not abominable at all. He is a friendly snow creature, holding his own mistletoe (or holly if you like). This easy embroidery pattern is perfect to try your hand at embroidery (if you haven’t done any before) and a fun project for older kids as well. More experienced stitchers can complete their Yeti in no-time. It can be used on various Christmas or winter themed projects such as quilt blocks or a quilt label. Yeti will even feel at home in your Christmas tree. I appliquéd Yeti onto a kid’s tee (a so called Yule Ye-Tee) and made a simple but festive Yeti pillowcase using scraps of fabric and a ribbon.

Reader Contribution: Winter in the Woods By Kaye Prince What you will need Ÿ 1 yard solid for centre panel (I used Kona Ash) Ÿ 18 squares 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” in various green prints for trees Ÿ 3 squares 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” in brown for tree trunks Ÿ 46 squares 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” in various prints for borders Ÿ 3/4 yard for backing Ÿ 1/4 yard for binding Ÿ Hand sewing needle Ÿ Embroidery floss Ÿ Hand embroidery needle


Things to remember ● ● ● ●

Read the pattern in full before starting Seam allowances are ¼” unless stated otherwise Always press your fabrics before starting Press all seams as you go along

Finished Size: 22 1/2“ x 28 1/2“

This mini quilt is perfect for adding a seasonal touch to your decor without being too "Christmas-y" - ideal for keeping on display all season long! This pattern is also a great way to both work on and show off various different techniques, including paper piecing, hand sewing, quilting, and embroidery.

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