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Thread: Ugly tree skirt

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    Ugly tree skirt

    It's not the prettiest tree skirt, but I did it with the fabrics that I had on hand. The next time I will definitely put some solid fabrics in it & not so many prints. Not a big fan of the ruffle either...makes me think of a square dancing skirt I do have a question. The backing called for 1 5/8 of fabric. I cut that size, but I can't figure out how to make the backing fit the skirt. The skirt is too big when I just lay it on my backing fabric & if I would make the backing like I do when I make a quilt it doesn't seem to fit either. Can someone help me & tell me how to make the backing for it?
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    I like the skirt. If it were red and white it would look like a giant peppermint.
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    I think it is very pretty!

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    What is the measurement of your tree skirt across the width?

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    I like it, and the ruffle is one of the most perfect looking ones I've ever seen!
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    I am trying to think on how to make the back fit. Could you fold the skirt in half (or in fourths), use that as a pattern, cut two (or four pieces) and then sew those together? Allowing for seam allowances, of course. Just trying to do it in my head without the measurements of the skirt may not be a good idea.

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    I really think the tree skirt is adorable. If you really don't like it, I would be more than happy to give it a home.
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    I think it is very pretty.

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    I do not see anything wrong with it looks nice good job

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    Well I don't think it's ugly at all and it looks like it was a lot of work.
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    I think you did a good job and it looks great.
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    I LOVE IT wish I could make something like that

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    Well, I have to say, I agree about the ruffle. I'd take it off, myself. But I like the rest of it and don't think the prints are overkill.

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    Very pretty, love the design and the ruffle is perfect. Wonderful job.
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    I like the tree skirt a lot. You did a good job.

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    Like your tree skirt it is so pretty, you did a fine job with it!
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    very pretty !!!!
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    I think the fabric you used is great! It will really catch your eye under the tree. As far as the backing, it looks like you will need to piece it to fit. I have made many and just lay right sides together, sew and trim backing after. Hope it works out for you and Merry Christmas.
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    The tree skirt is adorable! It could definitely live under my tree.
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    There's nothing ugly about this! I really like it.
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    I really like it

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    It's adorable - and certainly not ugly

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    I like it. I was planning on making the same skirt. I bought Michael Miller Fairy Frost material, the 10 degree ruler, etc. Then my husband decided he liked another pattern better. Thanks for the heads up on the backing. Now I will be prepared for what to do when I make one. I think it turned out great even the ruffle. Most Christmas skirts have ruffles on them and I think it will look great under the tree.
    Carolyn

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    you did a great job, it is really cute, even the ruffle

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    Very pretty skirt, but I have no idea how to help you with the backing. Sorry

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