I was delighted to receive 20 x 8″ squares of this beautiful Christmas fabric to make whatever I liked with and to give a review of it. Santa Express is a bright, colourful Christmas fabric range by Makower Uk.  I am already a fan of Makower, so was really looking forward to it.  I was not disappointed!

I thought about doing a Christmas stocking, but really wanted to showcase each of the fabrics in the range so decided on a baby quilt/play mat.  I thought it would make an ideal present for a new arrival before Christmas.  It could also be used as a wall hanging or on a sofa to bring the Christmas spirit to your home.

The fabric was so good to work with, excellent quality and it didn’t fray at all.  I love the bright fabrics – perfect for children’s projects!  I used some red Makower Uk Spraytime for the sashing and a solid white for the border.  The quilt top came together really quickly, in just an afternoon.  The quilting and binding I did in the  evening.  I used all of the 20 squares, the finished size 33″ x 40″.

I’d certainly recommend ‘Santa Express’, I’ll definitely buy it when it hits the shops.  I’m picturing all sorts of projects with it, like gift bags, and Christmas stockings and perhaps a larger quilt for an older child.

Also included in the range are some really nice fabric panels, a large stocking panel and an advent calendar, which I’m sure my grandchildren will love.