Today’s the first day of 12 Days of Christmas Sewing. Over the next twelve days, several guest bloggers and I will be sharing easy sewing projects that you can make for gifts or decor in time for Christmas.
An Easy Tree Skirt
Create a patchwork Christmas Tree Skirt with portions of one super-sized quilt block. Using the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection, create a 40″ Dresden Plate, minus two wedges. Add a felt backing, and binding ties and you’ll have a dramatic patchwork masterpiece for your holiday enjoyment!
Download a Free Project Sheet. All of the instructions are written and illustrated for your easy reference.
- 5/8 yd. green cotton quilting print
- 5/8 yd. red cotton quilting print
- 1 package double fold bias tape
- 1-1/2 yd. felt
- Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection
There are five basic steps to create this super-sized Dresden Tree Skirt: Trace—Cut—Stitch—Seam—Bind. You’ll see these steps below. I’ve already written all the details and they’re already available as a downloadable file, just click for the step-by-step instructions.
Note from Nancy: Use your favorite binding technique to finish the tree skirt. Or try Clover’s new Fuse ‘n Bind for quick and accurate bindings and ties.
All of the instructions are given in the free download, including finishing the back with felt. It’s an easy project, stitch it in two evenings or less!
Here’s another idea!
If you have more time, create a wall hanging using the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection. Watch how it’s done!
Bye for now,