How to Make a Quilted Christmas Pillow

How to make a Quilted Christmas Pillow

I had a bunch of Christmas fabric left over from the Christmas light quilt I made so I thought I would make a quilted Christmas pillow using that same fabric. It is a super simple quilting project as these things go for a beginner quilter like me. It is just squares and a rectangle and some trim. I was excited t make this project so that I could use up what I had but in the end I still had fabric left over.

I used a variety of Christmas fabrics that I got from JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores and the Fat Quarter Shop but you could head to Amazon Fabric Store or to to get exactly what you need for your Christmas pillow. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

What you will Need: How to make a Quilted Christmas Pillow

  • Five different fabrics for your squares
  • One matching fabric for your rectangle
  • 1/4 yd backing fabric for the top
  • 1/4 yd fabric for binding
  • 23″ x 12″ piece of fabric for the back of the pillow
  • 23″ x 12″ piece of quilt batting
  • Scrap of Trim
  • Polyester fiberfill

Step 1: Cut your Fabrics

  • From Fabric 1 – 5 Cut two 2 1/2″ x 21″ strips
  • Cut a 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ square for the side of the pillow
  • Cut a 23″ x 12″ piece of backing and batting for the top
  • From the fabric for the back cut a 20 1/2″ 10 1/2″ piece of fabric
  • From the binding fabric cut a 2 1/2″ x WOF Strip
  • Cut a piece of trim that measures 11″

Step 2: Stitch the strips

Place the first set of strips right sides together and stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Change the order of the fabrics and stitch the next three strips together in the same way.

Stitch the strips
Stitched Strips

Step 3: Cut the Strips

Measure across the strips 2 1/2″ and cut down.

Cut the strips

Step 4: Stitch the New Strips

Stitch the new strips together varying the patterns until you have five squares across and five squares down.

Stitch the new strips

Step 5: Add the Square

With right sides together, stitch the square to the left side of the squares using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Cut the square
Place he square right sides together with the pieced squares
Finished front

Step 6: Quilt the Squares

Add the batting and backing fabric and quilt the squares any way you like. I simply stitched a line on either side of the seams. I quilted the rectangle using a meandering quilting ruler you can get here.

Layer the top and quilt

Step 7: Add the Trim

I chose some ric rac trim and stitched it along the seam between the squares and the rectangle. I did this to match the quilt that I made.

Step 8: Add the Back of the Pillow

With wrong sides together add the back of the pillow and pin it to the front of he pillow.

Add the back

Step 9: Add the Binding

Using the 2 1/2″ strips, Add the binding to the pillow leaving an opening for stuffing. I use the following video to help me with binding my pillow.

Add the binding
The Ultimate Quilt Binding Tutorial with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star (Instructional Video)

Step 10: Stuff the Pillow

Stuff the pillow as much as you like.

Stuff the pillow

Step 11: Finish the Binding

Finish stitching the binding the pillow. Fold the biding over and hand stitch to finish. You have now finished your quilted Christmas pillow.

Finish the binding
How to make a Quilted Christmas Pillow

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