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Thread: Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

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    Super Member Rosyhf's Avatar
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    I have company from England. My nephew, his wife and son. They came for two weeks and spent Thanksgiving with us.

    Right after Thanksgiving, I decided to put the tree up early. As I put my tree shirt down, I heard a gasp. Heather, (nephew's wife), was saying how beautiful it was etc, etc etc....don't you know, you just have to give it to her, she was so in love with it lol.

    I have another skirt in works from 3 or so years ago, different but nice all the same but I have to sew the piping down. It's a stained glass effect and so much sewing down lol...but I will have to finish it now right?

    I made this skirt out of one of my books. The hearts are crazy patched and the star in the middle. Everything was quilted on my Janome using gold embroidery thread and the embroidery stitches.
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    Beautiful tree skirt.

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    This is lovely. And, how nice of you to share your beautiful work with your NIL. Of course, this does give you the opportunity to make more ;)

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    Gorgeous!

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    WOW - This is gorgeous and no, there was just NO way you could refrain from giving it to Heather! I, too, have been caught in that particular quandary!
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    That is so thoughtful of you!! I bet she was shocked when you offered it to her! That makes for such a special gift! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckogirl
    That is so thoughtful of you!! I bet she was shocked when you offered it to her! That makes for such a special gift! :)

    Yes she was, she was speechless for a few seconds...but that brings great joy to me to know that my work is appreciated.

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    Beautiful

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    Very pretty.

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    Unique design, love it.

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    just beautiful.

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    Very beautiful.

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    Beautiful!

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    SEW very beautiful.
    How sweet of you to offer a future family Christmas tradition of placing it under their Christmas tree.

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    Ok, I had to go finish another skirt that I had stored for 10 years lol. This is when the stain glass effect came in and I saw this lovely design in a book. I think everything was fused onto some sort of interfacing because when I took it out it was all together and I don't remember how it was done lol..it has the stiff interfacing, the batting and backing.

    I remember ironing all the bias with the glue on to all the parts and then I realized that I had to sew all those black bias down both side and that's when I put it in the pin for later.


    Well better late than never. All things happen for a reason. If I didn't give my NIL that other skirt, I wouldn't have pulled this one out and had I remembered how beautiful it was, maybe I would have finished it sooner.

    I sewed for hours last night on the black bias and then went to bed. This morning I made the bias binding for the hole and the around the skirt bottom and put those on and I am soooo happy....
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    that stained glass skirt is beautiful. thank you for sharing

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    Both of them are absolutely beautiful!
    I love seeing your projects.

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    Rose your work is beautiful, the stained glass window is stunning..

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    Beautiful.
    I wish I was that creative.

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    Your tree skirts are amazing! Excellent job on both of them!

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    Both tree skrits are absolutly beautiful, so nice to be able to share with your NIL.

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    Both of the tree skirts are gorgeous and it was so nice of you to give Heather the first skirt. Isn't it a wonderful feeling to give something you've made to someone you know really appreciates it and will cherish it? Sort of like giving yourself a Christmas present by giving something away.

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    The stained glass one is outstanding, but all your work is. Sure glad you got it out and finished it. Thanks so much for sharing. Puts me in a holiday mood!

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    Just lovely!!!!!!

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    that is beautiful. very interesting and different.
    i lost a framed "individual" hexagon quilt to my SIL that way!

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