Free Christmas Quilt Tutorial
November 16, 2016
I've been wanting to make a Christmas quilt for awhile and last week, I decided that it was about time. In a matter of a couple of days, I had cut all the pieces for this Super-Sized Ohio Star quilt and pieced the entire top! Then, I decided to make a second one. It truly is fast and easy! And to prove it, I wrote up a tutorial for the block to share with you all.
Get the FREE tutorial for this Super Sized Ohio Star Christmas Quilt right here.
A couple of notes:
- The tutorial is entirely hand written and hand illustrated so, needless to say, the drawings aren't to scale. I am pretty sure that I spelled everything correctly, but I just went for it using a black sharpie so please excuse any grammar/spelling mistakes.
- This super-sized block finishes at 18". I used 16 of them for a 72" x 72" square quilt. You could definitely go smaller. In fact, I love making nine 21" finished blocks for a 63" x 63" quilt and I give you the cutting instructions for those as well.
- In the tutorial, I say that you need 16 fat quarters or 16 quarter yards of the prints. You can get away with fat eighths if you have those, but an 1/8 of a yard will not cut it.
- I didn't specify a seam allowance so use your standard 1/4" for quilts.
- If you decide to print out the PDF, you may want to reduce it to 95% or the like. I used the entire sheet of paper because I was writing and drawing. If you print it at 100%, some information might get cut off.
- Let me know if you make one! You can tag me on instagram ( @houseonhillroad ) or use the hashtag #houseonhillroad.
- Questions? Ask them in the comment section of this post and I will do my best to answer them here so others can benefit from the information.
Now go sew. Seriously. Go. Sew.
Love this, thanks for sharing!
Posted by: lisa echsner | November 16, 2016 at 11:48 AM
Posted by: Teri | November 16, 2016 at 12:01 PM
I am so making one of these!
Posted by: Grace | November 16, 2016 at 01:08 PM
I love the scrappy look
Posted by: nadine donovan | November 17, 2016 at 08:38 AM
I love your choice of cheerful, bright color scheme! Thanks for the excellent tutorial, especially the measurements for even larger blocks. I will make some in a 4 x 4 layout with borders for children's nap blankets for the leukemia ward.
Posted by: RebeccaPullen | November 17, 2016 at 10:04 AM
Thank you for the tutorial Erin, I downloaded it and look forward to making it.
Posted by: Barbara | November 18, 2016 at 04:20 PM
Thanks for this tute. And I love the handmade quality of the PDF -- more of these please.
Posted by: Neame | November 18, 2016 at 07:29 PM
There is something extra special about your tutorials and lists in your own handwriting. I still refer to your packing list you shared on your blog long ago.
Posted by: Suzanne | November 21, 2016 at 08:40 AM
Funny you should mention the packing list...I was thinking about that as I wrote this tutorial. 😍
Posted by: Erin | house on hill road | November 21, 2016 at 11:01 AM
I want to say thank you for the tutorial on putting a zip in cushion covers. This was something that I had endless problems with, but I have made lots of covers since reading and following your lovely instructions, so just wanted to let you know how successful your tut was for me.
I do enjoy reading your blog.
Posted by: Marie Eaton Smith | November 24, 2016 at 12:56 PM
Fantastic-thank you for taking time to create this!
Posted by: Sarah | November 28, 2016 at 07:03 PM