Friday, December 12, 2014

A Christmas Tree Skirt

As we were putting up our Christmas decorations Thanksgiving weekend, we couldn't find our tree skirt. I remembered that it got washed and rolled up before being put away. I must have put it in a really safe place because we looked everywhere and still couldn't find it. I ended up making a new tree skirt for our tree. I drafted up the pattern and got to work. I pieced the backing using Kate Spain's In From the Cold fabric collection.


I managed to get this tree skirt done in two days, squeezing in whatever free time I had in between errands and other obligations. I haven't done bias binding in a long time so it took some getting used to again, but I have to say that it turned out great.


Since I was on a time crunch, I ended up stitching the binding on by machine. It really speed things up quite a bit. 


This is what the pieced backing looked like after it was quilted and trimmed. I did not throw away the center cutout. I will have to share that later on since I didn't take a picture of it with this batch of photos. It's going to turn into a special something for Santa this year.



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14 comments:

Terry said...

Your new tree skirt is beautiful! I think I need to make a new one for next year. Thanks for the inspiration! :0)

Judith said...

Did you use strips and a Dresden plate ruler? Beautiful!

Anthea said...

Hi Kim - great job, it will look fab under your tree - I ran out of time to make us a new one for this year, ours is looking a bit dated...

Thearica said...

I love your tree skirt. It has been a long time since I put up a large tree that needed a skirt. We live so far from my children and grandkids that I don't bother with one. We have a tabletop metal tree that we put pig ornaments on each year.

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

Very pretty. Makes me wish I had bout that Christmas fabric collection over the one I recently purchased.

Laney said...

This is a really pretty tree skirt. I have never done a bias binding but yours looks great. Sewing binding by machine does speed things up. And sometimes that is just what we need! :)

Missy Shay said...

Your skirt turned out great!

Vicki in MN said...

Wonderful tree skirt, modern and Christmas all in one!

Lara B. said...

LOL - I think we all have things lost in "safe" places. Kim, your new tree skirt is very pretty - love those fabrics! Especially the cups of hot cocoa!

Lorna McMahon said...

What a gorgeous tree skirt! Love the colours and the pieced backing. Will look fabulous under your tree!

Georgi said...

LOVE the new tree skirt! That fabric collection is perfect for it and I love the design ~ congrats on getting it done so quickly!

Sharon said...

That is nice! Merry Christmas!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your new tree skirt is beautiful. I love the fabrics you used. The white around the outside really adds a lovely unifying touch to the whole tree skirt.

Carie said...

It's a beautiful tree skirt - I bet it looks stunning under your tree and I'm wildly impressed with your speed and rustling up a new one!