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Thread: My First (and last probably) Tree Skirt

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    My First (and last probably) Tree Skirt

    I finally finished! I made it with this free pattern:
    http://www.sulky.com/project/treeskirt/

    I didn't quilt it with metallic thread though. I just "tied" the yellow squares with a ribbon shaped stitch from my sewing machine. The timing is off on that so my four-sided ribbons ended up three sided, or just a tangle of thread.

    Merry Christmas!

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    :-)
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    It will look beautiful under your tree!
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    Very pretty....this is prefect for your tree....good job!

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    LOL the bargello idea

    nice....

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    It's lovely ... though too pretty to cover with presents!
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    you did a great job. i made one with this pattern but did not use fabrics that had enough distinction between them. came out kind of muddled. i lost the swirling bargello. oh, well. still looks nice. once it was made decided it was too small for a 10' tree so appliqued a cover over the hole and made it a table topper. works well.
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    Boy that is interesting, good for you for following thru on this round I don't think I am brave enough to try this one...
    It is beautiful and what a lot of work for you thanks for sharing.

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    Nice. lots of work.
    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    I finally finished! I made it with this free pattern:
    http://www.sulky.com/project/treeskirt/

    I didn't quilt it with metallic thread though. I just "tied" the yellow squares with a ribbon shaped stitch from my sewing machine. The timing is off on that so my four-sided ribbons ended up three sided, or just a tangle of thread.

    Merry Christmas!

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    It is gorgeous
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    It is amazing.

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    it looks really nice
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    That is a beautiful pattern. Sorry you had thread trouble. I certainly doesn't show. I think it is wonderful.
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    Sew beautiful, great job!!!!!

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    It is beautiful, good job.I have been planning to make this one. Too chicken to start. DGD is getting married in May and our gift to grandkids on their marriage is a Christmas Tree Skirt. I think I will take the plunge after the first of the year.
    Happy Quilting Grandma of 15, 3 Greats

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    Love the bargello.

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    Finished in time for your tree!! Very nice! Bet it looks wonderful with your tree all decorated.

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    Gosh, that is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
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    I think is beautiful and you should be PROUD! Merry Christmas!...
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    Absolutely beautiful.
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    Thank you! It is not as hard as it looks. The most important thing is keeping the color sets in the right order. I didn't! Well, I did, but I cut with my template (homemade btw, drafted by me, and cut out of plexi-glass) facing the wrong way. BUT, I realized it on the first set and managed to save the day --and the fabric, I had no extra! -- by changing the order of the striped sets before I cut the rest. I ended up with the two darks (green and red) together but I think there still turned out to be enough contrast.

    I looked up bargello and learned something new, thanks! I found this interesting link: http://quiltville.com/scrapbargello.shtml

    I still don't have the tree -- we went hunting to cut our own last weekend with a permit from the BLM in Oregon, but we didn't go to high enough altitude to find a pretty fir or something. I'm still recovering from Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and was amazed how sore I got on the half day outing, plus we ran out of daylight.
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