Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Tree Skirt

My work in progress that I shared yesterday turned into this:


I convinced my husband that instead of a big real tree this year, we have a smaller fake one.  Our condo living room is quite small and the big tree takes up a ton of space (and blocks part of the TV).  I also didn't feel like cleaning the pine needles out of my convertible that we use to bring it home in. :)  This year I bought a super cute small pre-lit 4' tree and needed a new skirt.

I sewed together strips of fabric, alternated cutting them into 45 degree triangles, added tree trunks (they are a dark brown Kona), sashed each tree and sewed them into a circle.  It finishes at 30" wide which is perfect for our 4' tree.


My absolute favorite part of this skirt is the binding. I love how the stripes look.


It was complete luck that the tree above has a snowflake positioned as if its a star on top. :)





I ripped off all of the clear pre-lit lights and added multi-colored twinkle lights.  I could stare at it for hours.  We both love it!


Happy Sewing!

9 comments:

  1. That turned out very cute! I cannot find my tree skirt (and it was kind of tired, anyway!) so we are currently using a white sheet. You are inspiring me to make one!

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  2. It looks wonderful under your tree! Nice job...when can we expect a pattern?

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  3. Very cool tree skirt. So modern. I'm with Zany on the pattern please. Zany Quilter has inspired me to make my sisters into a pattern. Have you seen our Island Melody pattern anywhere?

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  4. What a great tree skirt, and very clever to come up with the design. Awesome!

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  5. I would love a pattern for this too! I love it! :)

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  6. Fabulous tree skirt! Love trees! Merry Christmas!

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  7. It's great. I would also like to get the pattern. I need to make one for a gift. Thanks.

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  8. Love the look of this skirt, I would so appreciate the pattern to make one for my son and his wife. Thanks and again your work is superb !!!!

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  9. wow I love it! The stripey binding is perfection :)

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