Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

Christmas is a magical time of year…don’t you agree? This year I thought I would make a new tree skirt? I decided to do a quilted one in traditional colors and love how it turned out.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Soft & Toasty Cotton Batting, 45" x 32" (3)
Fabric: 1 1/2 yard print, 4 1/2 yards solid
Supplies
Sewing Machine
Scissors
Thread
Pins
Iron
Ruler
Paper, 32" x 12"
Pencil

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Soft & Toasty™ Cotton Batting 45″ wide x 5 yard Roll

Quantity

Price: $31.99

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Instructions

Step One

Using your ruler and paper draw a pattern of the tree skirt section 30″ long on both sides, 3/4″ wide at the top, 11 1/2″ wide at the bottom as shown in the photo.  Cut the pattern out and set aside.

Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

 

Step Two

Tear fabric to find the straight of grain and then, tear 9 five inch strips of both the print and solid fabrics.  Iron the strips.

Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

Step Three

Starting on one 45″ top edge place a solid piece of fabric right side up with a print piece of fabric on top of it, right sides together, sew with a 1/2″ seam. Fold the print fabric onto the batting, iron in place. Continue until you have 3 print strips and 3 solids strips to each piece of Soft & Toasty Cotton Batting, alternating the print with the solid. You will have 3 of these when finished.

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Step Four

Using pattern as a guide, cut out 16 sections of the tree skirt, alternating as shown in the photo below.

Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

Step Five

Lay the sections out alternating the colors as shown in the photo.

Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

Step Six

Using the pattern as a guide, cut out 14 sections of the solid fabric, adding 1 ” along the 11″ bottom edge, this will be turned up to finish off the bottom edge once the tree skirt is sewn together.  Then, cut 2 sections (these will be called section A and B) with 1″ extra fabric along the bottom edge and 1″ extra along one side edge, these will be used for the first section and the last section of the tree skirt, as that extra 1″ along the side will finish off the edges.

Step Seven

Place section A and one other solid right sides together, with section A on top.  Pick up the first 2 quilted sections of and place them right sides together on top of section A, as shown in the photo.  Stitch 1/2″ seam along the left edge.  Open the top and bottom layers and iron.  Continue around until you have all 16 sections sewn together, ending with section B, so that sections A and B are next to each.

 

Step Eight

Fold over the 1″ edge of sections A and B twice to finish off the edge and sew in place.  Do the same along the bottom edge.  Cut a 2″ x 12″ piece of solid fabric and fold the long edges to the center and iron in place and then, fold in half and iron in place.  Use this to finish off the top edge.  Make and add ties if desired.

Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt