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Thread: Anyone have a simple way to make a tree skirt?

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    I did a similar thing that others have done. I bought quilted and non quilted fabric. I cut my circle, then cut strips from the non quilted. I gathered the strips and made a ruffle for the edge of the skirt, then bound the edges with the remaining strips. I top stitched the seam where the ruffle and skirt meet to keep it from turning over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    I want to make a tree skirt this year but I want it to be super simple. Hubby is sick of all of my quilts so I want to just cut this gorgeous fabric I have into a circle or sort of and quilt it...any suggestions on how to get a shape?
    Luckily I have a nice round table to use as a pattern

    Take a pencil and a string the lenght of the radius you want. Pin the string to the middle of the fabric you have and stretch the string and pencil out to mark a circle.

    Find a simple design and piece it into a square before marking and cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    Thanks, I am going to try that but on a much larger scale. I thing I am going to make a 36" diameter one....or is that too big????
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    here is a tute from the board : http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-73195-1.htm
    36 inches isn't a bit big. I'd try for around 4 feet if it were me. (assuming your tree is around 6 feet tall.)

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    I have a slim tree....so what size do I need. It is 36 " diameter tree???
    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    Thanks, I am going to try that but on a much larger scale. I thing I am going to make a 36" diameter one....or is that too big????
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    here is a tute from the board : http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-73195-1.htm
    36 inches isn't a bit big. I'd try for around 4 feet if it were me. (assuming your tree is around 6 feet tall.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    I am thinking about using something someone on here showed me. An octagon.Simple yet elegant. And then I don't have to cut up my favorite fabric. win win.
    i was going to try using a round table cloth and cutting it up the middle and using a plate to cut the center out.

    by the way, i love the trees in your avitar!

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