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    Christmas tree skirts

    I have had a request for a Christmas Tree Skirt for 2018, I would like to know your favorite patterns for these. I have vowed to myself to start my sewing projects now so I can do them at a relaxed pace.

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    ​The diamond Log Cabin makes a pretty one.

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    Go to youtube and there should be lots of patterns for them.
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    A favorite that is easily converted with holiday fabrics.

    http://www.patemeadows.com/Tree-Skir...11_ep_106.html

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    I have made 2 out of charm packs. Just using the uncut squares. They look good to me.
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    I love the spiral bargello ones using a 10 degree ruler--you cut at an angle on the stripe sets--directions on the back of the ruler and they are so nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingshorttimer View Post
    I love the spiral bargello ones using a 10 degree ruler--you cut at an angle on the stripe sets--directions on the back of the ruler and they are so nice.
    This is also my favorite. Here's one I made for my DD quite a few years ago with stockings I made from pieces that got cut off.
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    I put a large grommet in my Triangle Frenzy and use it as a tree skirt. I used the Creative Grids 12 1/2” 60 degree ruler for maximum size.

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...r-t249837.html


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    That's beautiful!! I have a tree skirt that I made a million years ago. It's just wedges, no quilting or anything. I want to make a new one but everyone loves that old relic!!

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    I'm following this thread. I was just thinking yesterday that I want to make a tree skirt for next year.

    I love that bargello tree skirt.

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    I have some metallic iridescent fabrics that you can't make a quilt with unless used
    for applique, which I am not going to do.
    So my plan is to use them in a tree skirt in wedge fashion, simply bc it gets covered
    up for a good part of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    That's beautiful!! I have a tree skirt that I made a million years ago. It's just wedges, no quilting or anything. I want to make a new one but everyone loves that old relic!!
    I know what you mean about family loving old relics. Your kids get so used to the
    feelings that go along with ornies and decorations, etc. and they don't want to change.
    I still use the things my kids made in school and homemade construction ppr things
    and things my grands made out of ppr and cotton balls. I too love the nostalgia
    in these things!
    I have a nice tree skirt that I bought at a thrift store. Looks like new, but the
    burgundy doesn't really match my other stuff.
    This thread has inspired me to use my metallics and stitch in wedges on top of it!
    How's that for easy-peasy?
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    I sold a couple dozen this december (banner year for skirts!) I use a basic 12 pieces per skirt (about a 36" wide skirt).I use either 2 or 3 fabrics. I like to use flannel instead of batting. This way I can get 1 1/8 yds of flannel (at $2 per yard) and the same of a solid cotton when on sale. I birth it and then topstitch with a decorative stitch and stitch along the seams (usually the same decorative stitch). I want them secure because they will be tugged on, pulled at and probably just thrown into a washer and dryer. This keeps my cost down to less than $9 per skirt. They sell for between $36 and $40 dollars. And, you don't have to use just Christmas fabrics. One of my biggest sellers is the Santa on a beach with decorated palm trees with a solid fabric and a tropical fabric. (I actually cut the solid into 2 smaller pieces so they separate the prints with thinner slices. If you are looking for color variations and ideas - go to Pinterest. I like this style, but, once you have played with it, it is very easy to alter they edges, add appliques, piece the 'slices, etc. They can be addictive (like making the fold n stitch wreaths) but I find them so much fun and a great quick break between quiltmaking.

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    Do you have a picture of one of them? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    A favorite that is easily converted with holiday fabrics.

    http://www.patemeadows.com/Tree-Skir...11_ep_106.html
    This looks so pretty - can't wait to try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKGranny View Post
    Do you have a picture of one of them? Thanks.
    I would love to see a photo of them also. They sound so nice!

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    2018 must be Christmas tree skirt year. I started eyeballing patterns for next Christmas a few weeks ago too. I've already decided to do at least a couple from https://obsessivequilter.weebly.com/...ree-skirt.html.
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    I have several patterns from McCalls and Simplicity that I use and just add my own touch to each. I once did a Saints tree skirt and just add home décor trim to it. Sorry I don't have a picture with me at this moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    This is also my favorite. Here's one I made for my DD quite a few years ago with stockings I made from pieces that got cut off.
    I made one this year for my son and his family out of bright traditional Christmas fabrics and I thought it was quite nice! Good luck!

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    I just finished Cindi Edgerton's" Trim the Tree" Pattern - Took me a while but I am super happy with the results.

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/paper-pieced-christmas-tree-skirt-t292733.html
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