Secrets of Christmas Charm Square Décor
How to Quilt a Festive Christmas Décor
Are you ready to add a splash of color to your Christmas décor? Fun and colorful, charm squares are a great way to add your own personal style to your holiday decorations. Learn these charm square secrets so you can get the best results for your holiday quilting projects!
Yes, you can transform your holiday décor with charm squares—it’s easier than you think. Combining colors of charm squares is a great way to add personality to your Christmas décor. From traditional wreaths on the door, to festive wall hangings welcoming guests, to a beautiful table runner, charm squares can be used in a variety of ways to add a delightful touch of holiday cheer to your home.
The border of this Log Cabin Christmas Tree wall hanging is a simple block construction. This tutorial shows how to make this border with strip sets using leftover fabrics. It can also be made just as easily using charm squares sewn into 4-patch blocks. Download this Free Charm Square Tutorial and see just how easy these blocks are to make.
Learn the tips and techniques to help you piece together the perfect charm square quilts and accessories for your Christmas projects – either small or large. With the skills you learn here, you’ll be able to add a unique and personal touch to your holiday decorations. So, let’s get started and find out the charm squares secrets behind these colorful Christmas quilts!
Set the Stage
Traditional is Always a Favorite Choice
First, we need to set the stage with a stunning quilt filled with your favorite holiday colors. My Meandering Paths Quilt is my 2023 color scheme. It’s bold and very red to liven up any area in your home. Plus, those saturated evergreen squares are a perfect contrast to keep all those red and burgundy charms grounded. So, remember to add that background color to hold everything else together. Plus, that same color is also the perfect choice for accent pieces mixed throughout your décor…maybe some candles might work for you.
The beauty of quilting with charm squares is that you can add little pops of unexpected colors for lots of interest. This red quilt has some adorable little navy-blue squares filled with lots of different Christmas motifs. These aren’t visible from a distance, but you can’t help to look closely at all the familiar holiday designs. Also think about using applique or embroidery accents to bring out a favorite theme or color.
Looking for a different color scheme?
Perhaps you prefer a simpler, rosy color palette instead of the bright blast of reds. Just choose companion colors that appeal to you for the blend you like best. Be sure to add some lighter and darker shades into the mix. Without those contrasts, your quilt will lack the luster needed to brighten up a room!
For example, the subtle colors in this quilt are quite calming and relaxing. Read more about this Confetti Quilt. The rose fabrics vary in shades adding dimension to the overall quilt design. Diversifying the prints within your fabric choices brings in a lot of visual interest. Using a lighter group of green charm squares keeps with the quiet tone of this quilt. This charm square fabric collection combines batiks with traditional cotton prints which work great when the different fabrics are balanced throughout the quilt. Simply changing a few fabric choices adds another level of interest to your overall layout.
Does a Scrappy Style Quilt Suit You Better?
Here’s a perfect 4-patch charm square quilt that’s a breeze to make. Whether you use all your scraps or a specific color way, the magic is in the lattice. Using a single color around each charm square brings order and balance to what could otherwise be a chaos of color. Instead, the lattice becomes the primary quilt color and sets the tone for the design. This is perfect if you have a specific color in mind for your holiday décor.
Maybe A Monochromatic Color Scheme Is Your Choice
Regardless of which color you choose, bring in the holiday theme with the prints and designs on your charm squares. Try adding some sparkle to your quilt with some metallic fabrics. Blue is a wonderful Christmas color evoking the theme of snowy days and icy nights. What better way to keep warm than with a beautiful quilt? Your choices are limitless, so get started with some favorite charm squares and get your jolly holiday décor started!
What better accent to a beautiful quilt than a stocking to hang by the fire! You’ll love this easy tutorial.
Add a Splash of Cheer to Your Home with Charm Squares!
What Comes Next?
Utilizing charm squares in multiple ways is a great technique to bring a touch of personality and holiday cheer to your home this Christmas season. As quilters, what better way to deck the halls than by combining color and fabrics to create beautiful quilts, both large and small.
Christmas Charm Square Quilt-a-long
So watch for new tutorials on my YouTube channel for more Colorful Christmas Charm Square Ideas! There’s still plenty of time to get some quilting done before the holiday rush!