Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: 16 fabric circles equals 1 Christmas tree

  1. #1
    Super Member busy fingers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    2,792

    16 fabric circles equals 1 Christmas tree

    Thank you all for your comments and requests to put up a tutorial on my little Christmas tree. For one tree you will need the following - a variety Christmas fabric scraps, paper spike, embellishments of your choice (not overly large as they will look out of proportion with the tree), general purpose glue (one that can be used for metal), squeeze bottle of glitter, knitting needle.
    Name:  SANY0002 - Copy.JPG
Views: 3905
Size:  1.06 MB

    I used the following sizes and traced around them. Each size needs 4 of each hence the 16 circles.
    Name:  SANY0002 - Copy - Copy.JPG
Views: 3887
Size:  797.7 KB

    When all cut out just turn under 1/4" hem and do a running stitch (this can be done either by hand or machine)
    Name:  SANY0007 - Copy.JPG
Views: 3883
Size:  289.9 KB

    Now pull in the running stitch and adjust gathers evenly. When happy just tie off the thread ends and clip close to the edge.
    Name:  SANY0009 - Copy - Copy - Copy.JPG
Views: 3875
Size:  712.9 KB

    Now this is where the knitting needle is used. Use the flat end to gently push out the circle to get it nice and round.
    Name:  SANY0011 - Copy - Copy.JPG
Views: 3874
Size:  793.2 KB
    To place the circles on the spike turn them so that the gathers face you like in the photo below
    Name:  SANY0012 - Copy.JPG
Views: 3855
Size:  945.0 KB
    When they are placed on the spike, adjust them, glue on your top star or whatever you choose, then use the squeeze bottle around the edges to represent tinsel and if you wish you could glue on some small beads etc as decorations.
    Name:  SANY0014 - Copy.JPG
Views: 3847
Size:  849.5 KB

    If you have any question please do not hesitate to pm me.

  2. #2
    Super Member Vanuatu Jill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ramona, California
    Posts
    3,057
    Blog Entries
    1
    That is so cute! I am making one tomorrow! Thanks for the tutorial! Very clear!

  3. #3
    Super Member lizzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    1,102
    Where did you get the spike on the base?
    Lizzy in La.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Keene, New Hampshire
    Posts
    4,271
    How delightful - thanks so much for the tute

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    71
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thank you so very much! I just think this is the cutest!!! Will definitely making this.

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    2,308
    Very nice! I've seen smaller versions that are Christmas ornaments. They had a tiny decorative spool at the bottom to look like the trunk of the tree. The yoyos were held together with thread and I think there was a little bell on top.

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,209
    That's really cute!

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ocean Springs, MS
    Posts
    8,924
    That is sew cute. I am making one of these. Thanks for sharing.

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    3,207
    Blog Entries
    163
    That is just to darn cute, and thank for such a great tute, this will make cute table decorations, oooohhh these would be cute in fall colors as well.
    Mary

  10. #10
    Super Member wendiq's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    No. California
    Posts
    1,186
    I, too, have made smaller ones using an empty spool for the base (trunk). I'm most curious also, as to what you used for the base and center? Please share....

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.