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A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along!

Grab your hot cocoa, your Christmas cookies, and most importantly, your Vintage Christmas Book because the A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along starts next week! We are sew excited to launch this sew along for Lori Holt of a Bee in my Bonnet’s newest book, Vintage Christmas! Step into Lori’s scrappy happy vintage world this Christmas season with all-new quilt blocks and over ten quilty projects.

To help you make the quilt, we have a Vintage Christmas Quilt Kit and Backing Set that uses Lori Holt’s Cozy Christmas collection for Riley Blake Fabrics. Lori also has a Bee Basics AuriFloss Thread Box and Cute Little Buttons Bag to add the finishing touches to your completed Vintage Christmas quilt! (*You will need to order the book separately from the Quilt Kit to complete the quilt.)

Fabric Requirements

Get a head start on getting prepared for our Vintage Christmas Sew Along with the Vintage Christmas Sampler Quilt Fabric Requirements! Whether you decide to make the quilt with the Cozy Christmas collection or one of your own choosing, here’s what you’ll need:

A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along Schedule

In this Sew Along, we will make all 42 blocks in Lori’s Vintage Christmas Book! We will feature 5 blocks each week on Instagram and Facebook (@fatquartershop on Instagram, Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook) for this 9 weeks. On our blogs, we will also do 3 periodic summary posts during the sew along of all the blocks! The summary posts for this sew along will cover the first week on Friday, October 26, weeks 2-4 on Friday, November 16, and weeks 5-9 on Friday, December 21.

Here is the complete schedule for the A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along for Instagram and Facebook (@fatquartershop on Instagram, Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook)!

Week 1 – Friday, October 26

Away in a Manger Block – Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff

Candy Canes Block – Christopher of The Tattooed Quilter

Candy Swirl Block – Heidi of Butterflies & Buttons

Christmas Candles Block – Sherri of A Quilting Life

Christmas Star Block – Debbie of Happy Little Cottage

Week 2 – Friday, November 2

City Sidewalk Block – Connie of Freemotion by the River

Cozy Star Block – Jina of Jina Barney Designz

Dolly Block – Cynthia of Dream, Quilt, Create

Fresh Cut Tree Block – Debbie of Happy Little Cottage

Gingerbread House Block – Kerry of Very Kerry Berry

Week 3 – Friday, November 9

Glimmer Block – Connie of Freemotion by the River

Glisten Block – Sherri of A Quilting Life

Holly & Ivy Block – Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts

Ice Skate Block – Kristie of @crosshatchquilts on Instagram

Jingle Bell Block – Anorina of Samelia’s Mum

Week 4 – Friday, November 16

Little Deer Block – Jina of Jina Barney Designz

Little White Chapel Block

Merry Mug Block – Anorina of Samelia’s Mum

Mistletoe Block – Joanna of @cottonjo on Instagram

Mitten Block – Sinta of Pink Pincushion

Week 5 – Friday November 23

Mr. Cookie Block – Cynthia of Dream, Quilt, Create

Mr. Snowman Block – Christopher of The Tattooed Quilter

New Puppy Block – Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff

Old St. Nick Block – Kristie of @crosshatchquilts on Instagram

Poinsetta Block – Andy of A Bright Corner

Week 6 – Friday, November 30

Reindeer Hooves Block

Shine Block – Amy of Diary of a Quilter

Snowflake Block – Amy of Diary of a Quilter

Sparkle Block – Greg of Dogwood Grey Studio

Stained Glass Block – Greg of Dogwood Grey Studio

Week 7 – Friday, December 7

Stocking Block – Sinta of Pink Pincushion

Taffy Block


Toy Drum Block – Heidi of Butterflies & Buttons

Toy Soldiers – Joanna of @cottonjo on Instagram

Toy Train Block – Elizabeth of In the Boon Docks

Week 8 – Friday, December 14

Twinkle Block – Elizabeth of In the Boon Docks

Under the Tree Block – Andy of A Bright Corner

Vintage Ornament Block

Vintage Pinwheel Block – Kerry of Very Kerry Berry

Warm Hat Block – Snoodles of Lily Pad Quilting

Week 9 – Friday, December 21

Wool Star Block – Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts

Wreath Block – Snoodles of Lily Pad Quilting

See ya on Friday, October 26  on the Jolly Jabber for our post of the first week of the blocks! Keep up every Friday on our social media and with the sew along hastag #aVeryVintageChristmas.

Happy Vintage Christmas Sewing!


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  1. Lori Holt had made my life complete! I just received my Vintage Christmas book and it’s perfect in every way! Thanks to FQS and Lori Holt!

  2. I am new to a sew along. So yo-yos Friday what happens next? Is there a video to watch before we start?

    1. Hi Cheri, we are sewing right along in order of the blocks in the Vintage Christmas book. There is no video, just sewing the blocks with the posted schedule!

  3. Hi, I just received my Vintage Christmas book and have all my fabric so I can get started. My question is…are there any reference sheets as to which colors to use for each block, like Bee Happy quilts and others had? I found them to be very helpful in cutting our my fabric.

  4. Hi
    I just made my first 6″ block and am now reconsidering if I want to do the 12″ instead. Could you give me a suggestion on a good configuration for a queen size quilt using 12″ blocks?

  5. I’m playing catch up and like to visit/read the blog post of each designer. I can’t find the blogs for the Candy Cane and Holly and Ivy block when I follow your link or search your page. Are these designer’s not posting them to their blogs? Thanks.

  6. The away in a manger block makes no sense. Are there corrections for that block? I can’t get past the star it’s so completely not at all the way the directions say. Where can I get the corrections?