Christmas String Quilt

SewGalCal is hosting a Christmas Quilt Show and I am entering my Christmas String Quilt that I completed around Easter time this year. Since I finished it up in the spring, this will be the first year that we get to pull it out and enjoy it! I am looking forward to that.
I used a variety of scraps of Christmas materials that I had accumulated over the years to make the strings. I cut them in strips measuring 1”, 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, 1 ¾”, 2”, 2 ¼” and 2 ½” wide. I challenged myself while sewing to use the smallest piece possible for each string to keep myself interested! I pretty much depleted my collection of Christmas material. I also used scraps of about 5 different ivory materials including a fine wale corduroy for the center star shapes.

The backing and binding I bought when the material was on sale just after Christmas this past year. The backing is by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics and the binding is Grandma’s Gingerbread by Dianna Marcum. I really love the traditional look of these materials. I wasn’t going for trendy or modern with this quilt but just traditional Christmas; something I would like for years and want to drag out each Christmas.

My finished quilt measures 43 1/2″ square prior to washing. I started quilting 1/4” from the seam and then every ½”.
Click on my link above to visit the other quilts in the show!


  1. I really love this quilt. You did such a great job with it. Thanks for sharing it again. Hugs Ariane

  2. I always love a good string quilt. One of these days I’ll be patient enough to make one of my own. How fun that you finally get to use your Christmas quilt after all this waiting!

  3. A brilliant quilt, thanks for showing it.

  4. That is one of my favorite patterns. They are easy and fun to make and they look beautiful when finished.

  5. Amy it’s a thing of beauty!!! I especially love the quilt in a tree photo. i’m fond of seeing crafts in nature scenes and yours is stunning in that tree!

  6. Apple Avenue Quilts says:

    Really beautiful!

  7. Oh how beautiful…….a true inspiration……Very Merry!

    Happy Sewing

  8. Very pretty, Amy…I love spiderwebs, and this looks great.

  9. Hi Amy.
    Your quilt is stunning. I love the idea that it is made using scrap fabric. It will look wonderful for Christmas!!

  10. Your quilting on this quilt is beautiful! I love all the colors, great job!


  11. A Christmas Spiderweb quilt. Love it!

  12. Nina-Marie says:

    I love love love this quilt – its cool that you used even the smallest scrap and the quilting adds such texture!! Beautiful!

  13. Very pretty.

  14. Stormy Days says:

    I love string quilts and yours is wonderful, thanks for sharing.

  15. Amy….your Christmas string quilt is fabulous! I love the spiderweb design, and now I think I’ll have to try one in my xmas fabrics! Thanks for the inspiration!

    regan :o)

  16. That is so beautiful!! and the quilting is just right!

  17. Stunning!

  18. That is a gorgeous quilt….I love the whimsy of the backing too!

  19. Briarside Lane says:

    I really like this and the design achieved! Great job!


  20. I love string quilts! Your colors are lovely 🙂

  21. Love the texture of this quilt. Very pretty.

  22. What a wonderful Christmas Quilt! Has that scrappy look that is so warm and welcoming!!
    Lovely just lovely!

  23. moosestashquilting says:

    That’s stunning!

  24. That is so cool. Very pretty and the quilting is wonderful. I know you will love using it this season. Great choice on the backing.

  25. I love quilts that say welcome. This is a pretty Christmas quilt. I like all the colors and design. Love Lois

  26. You quilt is amazing, thanks for the ideas… and for sharing

  27. Hi Amy,

    That string quilt is STUNNING!!!! I love it.

    Thanks for visiting and me leaving the kind comment.

  28. Quiltbenaco says:

    E’ un gran bel lavoro!
    Ciao Domenica

  29. Your string quilt is just lovely I would love to try one

  30. very nice,I have always wanted to make a spiderweb,,now I may have to.Thanks for sharing,Amy

  31. You done GREAT…….

  32. I love this quilt!!

  33. What a very fun quilt.

  34. Beautiful string quilt and quilting!

  35. Beautiful! The quilting is fabulous too. Lovely quilt! I want one.

  36. I love the backing fabric on this quilt. The top is super super fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing!

  37. Wow – fabulous work!

  38. What a great way to use scraps. Love it!

  39. Spectacular Christmas quilt, exceptional string quilt. I love, love, love it. Inspirational. Did I say I love it? Yes, I so want to make one for me as I love yours!

    Thanks for sharing in the Christmas Quilt Show.


  40. That is a great quilt! Love the scrappy look, yet bind together by one theme…Well done!

  41. Your string quilt is beautiful!

  42. I’ll feature your Christmas string quilt from 2010 on my blog tomorrow:
    There will be a link to your blog, of course. What a great quilt, it will inspire many quilters.
    Merry Christmas!

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