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Christmas Present Quilt Block Pattern

Learn how to make a super simple Christmas Gift Quilt Block. Project includes a simple tutorial with printable layout pdf. The block can be used in quilts, totes, pillows even wall hangings!

Christmas Gift Quilt Block Pattern

I’ve got a fun new holiday themed quilt block to share!

This fun Christmas gift quilt block is made with a combination of several 2.5 inch and 3 inch squares. Its a perfect way to use up all your holiday colored fabric scraps.

christmas gift quilt block

I shared a similar block a few weeks back. (My Christmas Tree quilt block) I have also sketched out a few more holiday themed blocks that I hope to share throughout the next year. (Poinsettia, Christmas sweater, Christmas star, and an ornament shape.)

Then I plan to put all the blocks in a holiday themed lap quilt!

The finished block is 11.5 inches and would make an adorable pillow or several together would be super cute in a quilt.

Free Christmas Gift Quilt Block

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A couple of helpful tips for the block:

Use starch on your half square triangles to help prevent waviness/movement.

If you use white scraps for the outer edge of the gift block, press the seams towards the colored fabric.

Download the Quilt Block Template 

Here

christmas gift quilt block template

Materials Needed to Make the Christmas Gift Block

  • Christmas Gift Block Template
  • Various Red Fabric scraps
  • Green fabric scraps
  • Light fabric scraps (I used about half a fat quarter of a white w/ gold flecks)
  • Basic quilting and sewing supplies: ruler, cutting mat, rotary cutter, quilting needle, 1/4 inch seam allowance presser foot

Skill Level: Beginner friendly

Time Needed: About an hour

Block Details: Unfinished, the block is 12 inches. Finished into a pillow, quilt, etc, the block will be 11.5 inches square.

Step 1: Cut your squares

For the Christmas Tree block, you need:

  • 6 green 2.5 inch squares
  • 23 light color 2.5 inch squares
  • 4 red 3 inch squares
  • 3 green 3 inch squares
  • 1 light 3 inch square

Make a Christmas Gift quilt block

Step 2: Make the half square triangles.

1. Line up one red and one light 3 inch square. Draw a line from corner. Sew a quarter inch seam allowance on each side of the line you drew.
2. Cut the triangles in half along the line.half square triangle shortcut method
3. Press the half square triangles, trim off the corners and square square them up with a ruler. (Should be 2.5 inches.)

half square triangle

Step 3. Make the Center Red Stripe:

Grab your 3 inch red and green pieces. Cut each square in half and line up each red piece with a green piece.

gift box quilt block

Sew each pair together with a .25 inch seam allowance. (Along the long side.)

chain stitching the christmas present quilt block

Press the blocks flat. Trim each block to 2.5 inch square.

square up the quilt block pieces

Step 4: Line up squares.

Line up and arrange your red, green and white squares according to the Christmas Gift Quilt Block pattern. Take this time to move around any of the squares for the best “flow.”

Christmas Gift Quilt Block in process

Step 5. Sew pieces together.

Start with the pieces from row 1. Sew the all together with a .25 inch seam allowance.

Repeat for all the rows.

Step 6: Sew rows together.

Sew the rows together, taking care to line up the squares as much as possible. I like to put a pin in the middle to start, then adjust as needed to get the farthest left and farthest right square to line up. Nesting the seams really helps line up squares that might be just a tiny bit off.

Finished Christmas Gift Quilt Block

That’s it! Unfinished, the block is 12 inches. Finished into a pillow, quilt, etc, the block will be 11.5 inches square.

Now, what will you make with your Christmas Gift Quilt Block?

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Christmas Present Quilt Block Pattern

christmas gift quilt block pattern

Learn how to make a super simple Christmas Gift Quilt Block. Project includes a simple tutorial with printable layout pdf. The block can be used in quilts, totes, pillows even wall hangings!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty easy/intermediate
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Christmas Gift Block Template
  • Various Red Fabric scraps
  • Green fabric scraps
  • Light colored fabric scraps (I used about half a fat quarter of a white w/ gold flecks)

Tools

  • Basic quilting and sewing supplies:
  • ruler, cutting mat, rotary cutter, quilting needle, 1/4 inch seam allowance presser foot

Instructions

Step 1: Cut your squares

For the Christmas Tree block, you need:

  1. 6 green 2.5 inch squares
  2. 23 light color 2.5 inch squares
  3. 4 red 3 inch squares
  4. 3 green 3 inch squares
  5. 1 light 3 inch square

Step 2: Make the half square triangles.

  1. Line up one red and one light 3 inch square. Draw a line from corner. Sew a quarter inch seam allowance on each side of the line you drew.
  2. Cut the triangles in half along the line.
  3. Press the half square triangles, trim off the corners and square square them up with a ruler. (Should be 2.5 inches.)

Step 3. Make the Center Red Stripe:

  1. Grab your 3 inch red and green pieces. Cut each square in half and line up each red piece with a green piece.
  2. Sew each pair together with a .25 inch seam allowance. (Along the long side.)
  3. Press the blocks flat. Trim each block to 2.5 inch square.

Step 4: Line up squares.

  1. Line up and arrange your red, green and white squares according to the Christmas Gift Quilt Block pattern. Take this time to move around any of the squares for the best “flow.”

Step 5. Sew pieces together.

  1. Start with the pieces from row 1. Sew the all together with a .25 inch seam allowance.
  2. Repeat for all the rows.

Step 6: Sew rows together.

  1. Sew the rows together, taking care to line up the squares as much as possible. I like to put a pin in the middle to start, then adjust as needed to get the farthest left and farthest right square to line up. Nesting the seams really helps line up squares that might be just a tiny bit off.

You are done!

  1. Finished block should be 12 inches.