White Christmas by Brigitte Heitland

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas… of holidays with décor and sewing projects that go beyond the traditional reds and greens? Of simple motifs, modern fabrics, and a minimalist elegance?

White Christmas by Brigitte Heitland/Zen Chic for Moda is the perfect collection for decorating your home during the winter holidays in a stylish modern way. It features 28 elegant holiday fabrics with crisp B&W themes and pops of gold and silver — absolutely perfect to capture Brigitte’s signature modern aesthetic.

Along with the repeating prints are three panels (white, black, and sand) which make for a quick and easy quilted advent calendar. In addition, Brigitte has created 4 brand new patterns to inspire us all, and is offering a fifth for free — see the bottom of this post for more info!

The coordinating thread box is full of fabulous neutrals partnered with a rich gold and a b&w variegated, making it not only the perfect companion for Brigitte’s fabrics, but also a terrific box to either round out your growing thread collection or get your stash started.

THREAD COLLECTION DETAILS
White Christmas
12 Large Spools, 50wt (1422yds/spool), 100% Aurifil Cotton
2021 – 2024 – 2312 – 2326 – 6010 – 2615
2606 – 2630 – 2692 – 5022 – 4652 – 4670

To view this info on our website, click here. For purchasing, please contact your local Aurifil Dealer.

THE INTERVIEW
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you first got started in the world of sewing and quilting?
Sewing was always a passion of mine, I learned it as a six year old child. But growing up in Germany, I didn’t learn about quilting before I got to be about 40 years old. By that time I stumbled upon a book of Kaffe Fassett and was fascinated. I had to give it a try and have been hooked ever since.

Mistletoe Quilt by Brigitte Heitland

What inspired you to create White Christmas?
In Winter 2017 I was invited by our European fabric distributor for a presentation. A lot of shop owner come on that open house days and it is always good to talk and listen to their needs. A couple of them came up with the request of a modern Christmas line beyond reds and greens. Haha, this was kind of preaching to the converted, since I love to celebrate Christmas in a way, that it fits the modern home and also the modern interior colors.

Beyond reds and greens – I can do that. But I wanted it still festive, with a more neutral palette. And since Luster (my collection of fall 2015) was so well received, I picked up this color scheme: it was an all neutral scheme of whites, tans, silver, graphite and charcoals combined with splashes of gold. This became the base of WHITE CHRISTMAS.

This Trees by Brigitte Heitland

What did you love most about putting the collection together?
The most fun part is to gather ideas which form a kind of pattern-family. With White Christmas it was a simplified graphic icon of a Christmas tree. I throw it onto a midscale non-directional print, formed a small-scale striped print and accented a letter-print with that icon. Besides a stylized branch of a mistletoe gave me the motif for a large-scale print which is not specifically seasonal. In fact, you could use it also for an elegant purse or a dress.

Star in a Star by Brigitte Heitland

Who or what has been your greatest creative inspiration?
Interior design – it’s my huge love and will always be. All kinds of things I can find in a beautifully styled room (especially the Scandinavian ones): the color schemes, patterns of carpets, tapestry, porcelain, vases, modern art – strolling through modern styled interior design magazines is my personal heaven.

What is your favorite thing to make?
Piecing. Piecing patches together, may it be for a bag or a quilt, is still my favorite part of the sewing process. Or a garment like a dress or a skirt.

Do you have a favorite project made with the fabric and threads?
My favorite project is the Mega Star Quilt. The 50 wt emerges perfectly into the seams of the pieced part. That makes it easy to get accurate and flat ironed seams. I used the same weight for the straight line quilting to enhance the modern look of the geometric quilt.

Mega Star Quilt by Brigitte Heitland

When did you first discover Aurifil threads and what do you love most about them?
It was pretty soon when I stepped into the industry, that Aurifil came to my attention. Actually it was even before I started my business that I read the raving comments on all kinds of blogs and get curious about that name I hadn’t heard of so far. People praised the beautiful colors and the fiber quality, said „this is my  favorite thread“. So quite from the beginning on I bought that brand at my distributor and I have to say – they didn’t disappoint. I use them for piecing as well as for my long arm quilting business and the quality is superb: There is a certain shimmer which shows on the sewing surface, I like that. And of course the beautiful large color range.

Do you have a favorite color/weight and why?
My favorite color is light grey 50WT – not because this is fancy. Just because I can’t live without that versatile hue which matches every project and has the perfect weight for piecing.

Because she is so amazing, Brigitte has designed a free pattern, available to all! Simply click on the image below to sign up for Brigitte’s mailing list and get instant delivery of her Christmas Quilt pattern.

Happy Stitching!

BRIGITTE’S PATTERNS
To purchase any of Brigitte’s patterns, please click here.

THE GIVEAWAY 

To enter-to-win 1 Large White Christmas Thread Collection and 1 Fat Quarter bundle of White Christmas by Zen Chic for Moda, click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry page. You do not have to complete all the options to be entered but the more options you choose, the more entries you have!  Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 24! Winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Wednesday, July 25. Good luck!

ABOUT BRIGITTE
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Brigitte Heitland was born in Germany and grew up with her three siblings. They were a funny “gang” and her grandma sewed a lot of clothes for the children. Brigitte often sat down next to her old PFAFF and felt so comfortable. Her grandma once told her: When you are tall enough to get your feet down to the pedal, I’ll teach you sewing too. It was, perhaps, one of the best things that anyone could have given her.

Brigitte started sewing at the age of six, mostly clothes, and loved to have unique things to wear. When it was time to choose a profession, she knew it would be something creative.  She decided upon Interior Design but was drawn to all of the students in the room next to her working with needles and thread and so she ended up as a student of Textile Design.

In her mid age, it happened that she stumbled upon a wonderful pictured quilting book and was hooked at once. She had to try it herself and became hopelessly addicted to patchwork. Of course, she needed fabrics, lots and lots of different fabrics to dive in. She started her own little online shop with quilting fabrics and eventually worked to create her own collection. It led to her roots in Interior Design: when developing a fabric or even a design for a quilt the entire impression of a room was considered. She sees the light, the furniture, the color concept, the style and her quilts become a natural element of this scene, fitting in harmoniously. Brigitte loves having clarity in a room, an environment of simplicity where you are surrounded by only the things you really need and love, where you can relax, find your inner peace and balance. Her quilts are take on this concept, reduced, pure, and clear.

**All images by Brigitte Heitland. Please visit her Instagram for more visual inspiration!

199 comments

  1. Love Love Love these fabrics!! I really don’t have a favorite to make for Christmas – I usually try to think of something different every year. Thanks so much for the chance to win. 🙂

  2. Love the fabrics and the thread. Did my self different christmasquilts and decoration in white,silver,grey in last years…love the modern elegance. Thank you for the chance to win.

  3. I really love making table runners and mug rugs. They are so easy and versatile and provide a pop of color to a room and can be changed out quickly! I absolutely love this new line White Christmas and Aurifil thread to go along with it! How fun it would be to win this great collection:-)

  4. I love your style Brigitte. This Christmas collection will blend perfectly with traditional Christmas colours. Projects made with this can be used all winter long. Gorgeous collection!

  5. I really enjoy making table toppers for Christmas. These fabrics and threads could make some lovely gifts.

  6. I tend to make table runners, for myself and for gifts, at holiday time. They are quick and easy to make, and a fun way to “decorate” for the season. I seldom use red and green at Christmas; I prefer neutrals, silver, and gold, so this collection is PERFECT!

  7. I am a big fan of all of the Zen Chic collections but White Christmas is at the top of my list right now. I can see this collection mixed with a bit of gold flecked cork in a beautiful bag pattern. Aurifil 50wt is my favorite thread for piecing. I’ve tried other threads but always come back to Aurifil as my piecing is much more accurate and lies so much flatter. This is an awesome give away. Thank you for the opportunity.

  8. What a lovely collection. Thank you for the chance to win. I don’t tend to sew for the holidays. I bake instead. 🙂

  9. I absolutely love the designs by Brigitte! Every collection is so different. Love the selection of thread, too! For Christmas I’m planning to make a quilt, I also use table runners a lot.

  10. Ich mag diese Stoffserie sehr und würde mich über den Gewinn freuen. Ein neuer Tablerunner würde mir gut gefallen. Mit Aurifil habe ich selbst bisher noch keine Erfahrung … das würde ich aber gerne nachholen.

  11. Love the understated elegance of this line. Holiday pieces made from this would work with any decor, so I think it’s a must have to keep on hand for last-minute gifts. That’s my rationale and I’m stickin’ to it 😏. Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. This collection is so perfect for me with the lovely colors! I love to make small gifts for the holidays like zippered pouches, table runners, cozies and mug rugs!

  13. Really like this collection, who is not dreaming about White Christmas? Even in Summer 😉 ?
    And than it is not red/green! Looks like my Christmas Tree

  14. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I can’t pick. Favorite thing to see or make for the holidays… I love it all- stockings, tree skirts, ornaments, pillows, quilts, kitchen items- I make it all. If I were lucky enough to win this collection, I would add to it and use it to make the Trees Quilt that Brigitte designed for a friend who decorated with pine trees for the entire winter season. It could be enjoyed longer that way!

  15. My favorite thing to make for the holidays is a new table runner! This non-traditional Christmas fabric is awesome!

  16. My favorite thing to make for the holidays are new quilts to cuddle with and watch the snow fly.

  17. I love Zen Chic fabrics and designs. I have used several of her collections, I’m actually making a quilt right now from her last collection.

  18. Table runners, small wall hangings or mug rugs for Christmas presents. I have yet to make Christmas stockings but have crocheted some many moons ago.

  19. I like to make table toppers as gifts for the holidays. Zen Chic’s fabrics and designs are beautiful.

  20. small gifts, whether zip pouches, table toppers, anything new (to me) are favorite holiday projects. I even made easy needle cases that were well received.

  21. I like to have mug rugs, potholders and small table toppers handy to give as gifts during the holidays. I love Christmas so anything with a holiday look is on my sewing list!! I love this new line .. beautiful. Zen Chic’s line is on my favorites list.

  22. Small, quick gifts that can be used throughout the year ie pillowcases, totes,
    zippered cases. Love your new collection for the holidays. Did break away some last year with a contemporary print in a wall hanging.

  23. I love making quilts for the holidays but end up making small projects at the last minute because I don’t finish!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  24. White Christmas ornamental stars will surely help to cool tropical summer Christmas in Australia! Looking forward to enjoying both. 😊

  25. I love to make gifts for family and friends. Quilts, pillows, potholders, etc. White Christmas is a beautiful line!

  26. I love the elegance of these fabrics and I love the trees quilt. My favorite things to make for the holidays are pillowcases and zip bags.

  27. My favourite thing to sew for the holidays is everything! Table runners, placemats, mugrugs, tree skirts, wallhangings, advent calendars, stockings, pillows, quilts, potholders, aprons, really anything I can gift to my family and friends.

  28. I love the esthetic of Zen Chic fabric lines! My favorite item to make for holidays are Christmas stockings and cushions. These fabrics and threads lend themselves well to these projects.

  29. I like to make gifts for friends and family. Last year I made lap quilts for my parents and in laws and best friend. The year before I made a full size bed quilt for our daughter. Still need to make one for our son.

  30. It’s been so lovely to follow bridget‘s career. I remember when her first fabric line came out and I did some sample Sewing for her

  31. Another beautiful Zen Chic fabric collection and gorgeous patterns!!! Love the matching thread set for the fabric!! Aurifil is my go to thread!!!

  32. I love sewing throw quilts for presents for the holiday. They are usually quick and fun to do.

  33. First–this is my favorite Zen Chic collection ever–gorgeous! I like sewing little things like table runners or pouches for gifts–never have the time to make that Christmas quilt I’ve always hoped to make. And now I have a new favorite that goes to the top of the list–Brigitte’s new Trees quilt 🙂

  34. This collection is so elegant… I was able to pick up a partial fat quarter bundle, and am looking forward to creating with it!

  35. As I have never sewn anything for the holidays, I guess I have no thing I sew. Thanks for the chance on the giveaway. dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net

  36. I sew a number of different items — microwave bowl holders, table runners, ornaments. Love the White Christmas fabrics and threads.

  37. I like to make Christmas themed lap quilts and tablerunners.
    The White Christmas fabric is just gorgeous!

  38. my favorite thing to make for Christmas…I make about 50 ornaments every year, most of them with a snowman theme. I also make most of the gifts I give – I believe in handmade Christmas gifts.

  39. I love the gray fabrics for Christmas, oh so different!! Of course I love Aurifil thread, there is no other for me!!!

  40. Ich liebe die Stoffe und natürlich auch das Garn. Besonderes auf der Longarm Maschine. 😍😍😍

  41. I love to sew quilts for the holidays but when I run out of time, I often settle for ornaments, lol!

  42. I love this fabric collection. I would not normally go for black/white/grey for Christmas, but this looks so elegant! And I love Brigitte’s quilts! and what I like to sew for the holidays are placemats and runners, stockings and this year maybe a Christmas quilt for my daughter who just moved into her new home. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful Aurifil thread box and the gorgeous fabric.

  43. LOVE this Collection! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way!! 😀 I like sewing Christmas gifts..and fave ones are decorate dishtowels w& Potholders to match..& add crocheted dish rags in matching colors. 🙂 This year I’m adding a few tablerunners, and several mugrugs to the mix of gifts. )00h yes..and a Throw size quilt & a few Pillows! (shhhh…. giggle)

  44. Beautiful fabrics and great thread choices! I love making small gifts – this year it is fabric boes done in a variety of materials (everyone NEEDS a box for their stuff!!! LOL)

  45. My favorite thing to sew for the holidays are small items. Potholders, giftbags, coin and larger zipper bags, coasters, etc, are always fun to make and give to just about anyone.

  46. Piecing projects like bags, runners, stockings. Brigette you use my favorite alt Grey, It goes with everything as you say.
    Thank you!

  47. I like to make quilts as Christmas gifts, but if I’m short on time – placemats work well! Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. I love to sew small things at holiday time, such as mug rugs, fabric bowls, or pillow cases. Love love love the fabric line and patterns!! ❤️ 💕 💗

  49. I love the advent calendar panel from this collection! I can’t wait to sew one for myself (and maybe one or two as gifts).

  50. What a lovely collection! My favorite thing to sew for the holidays is anything I can give as a gift. Such as, runners, toppers & potholders.

  51. I love to sew gifts for friends and family for Christmas. I love to make advent calendars for young families that will become a special family heirloom.

  52. I love making gifts for family and friends. Trying to figure what they will really like. I love your new collection. There is nothing better for a good Christmas that a “White Christmas”

  53. Love the modern look you give to the traditional patterns! That Lone Star, just gorgeousness!

  54. I like to make small things such as mug rugs. I also make fabric bags for gifts which get recycled every year. So its fun to keep adding to them

  55. I love to make everything Christmas! I love your fabric! So beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

  56. My favorite thing to make and give for Christmas (aside from plum cake) is a throw-sized quilt. We live where it gets cold at Christmas and to have a festive throw to snuggle under on Christmas morning created a sweet tradition.

  57. My favorite thing to make for Christmas is warm quilts, stitched with love in each stitch! Hugs from me to loved ones.

  58. I don’t have a particular thing that I like to make for the holidays. I just make gifts for the family…sometimes quilts, tree skirts, table runners….whatever I’m inspired to do at the time. 🙂

  59. What do I like to sew at Christmas?
    For presents, I like to sew candlemats and give them with a candle.

    For me, a new dress for the day. Not Christmas themed or coloured, just a new frock for the winter.

  60. I just LOVE thee fabrics – can’t wait to get my hands on them.
    My favorite thing to make for Christmas is table toppers, you can change the whole setting by changing the table topper.

  61. I love this palette of colors, those grays and that mustard yellow! And Aurifil threads to match!!!💗💗💗💗

  62. I adore that mistletoe quilt, I would love to attempt a white wallhanging quilt for Christmas, so far I have only made quilts for other people as gifts and still haven’t made one for myself. Someday….

  63. I love everything Christmas and especially homemade gifts. I decorate my tree in red, white, antique gold and brown and it is a beautiful combination. My favorite quilting colors are black, red, gray and white. Your Christmas collection is beautiful and I am anxious to use mine (already purchased) for a special project.

  64. I like making gifts for my family, and table decor, plus stockings and a tree skirt. I need to make some Advent calendars for my great-nieces and nephews. Great collection!

  65. I’m dreaming of a white Christmas now! I make different projects each Christmas, so no favorites here;)

  66. Love this collection and the modern Design of zenchic fabrics. Always a pleasure to work with zenchic fabrics and Aurifil thread – perfect Duo!

  67. I would love to win the thread collection as it will perfectly fit into my Aurifil thread stuck. And the fabric would be wonderful as I don’t really like green and red for Christmas.
    Greetings from Germany
    Rike

  68. Beautiful fabric collection! My favorite Christmas quilt was made with free formed pieced trees, both straight and wonky, on various neutral backgrounds. I’m totally drawn to Brigitte’s Those Trees patterns with her fabrics!

  69. With every new collection you release, I am more and more in love with Zen Chic. I love the subtle celebration of the White Christmas group.

  70. Aurifil makes the best thread! I have at least 8 designer thread boxes plus her first box with the greys, creams, and blacks. Her fabrics are beautiful!! Thank you for the block.

  71. I like to come up with a small gift idea to make for each member of my family. Finding one item that will work for everyone is getting harder! Past gifts have been eyeglass cases and pillow cases.

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