This Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt has been imagined, designed and handcrafted by sewing expert and competition winner, Charlotte Newland. Here’s her step-by-step project!
You Will Need:
- Christmas-themed fabric; I used two packs of Winter Wonderland Fat Quarters
- Crib-sized quilt wadding
- 5 yards of bias binding
- Backing fabric the same size as the wadding
- Sewing machine
First, cut 84 5” squares from your fabric. Arrange the squares in rows according to the layout below. Make sure to vary the direction of any directional prints so that your tree skirt looks nice from every angle. Sew the squares together in rows, and then sew the rows together. Note how some of the rows are offset from each other by half a square.
Using a pencil and a piece of string as a compass, draw a semicircle with a 21” radius on a large piece of paper. Draw another semicircle with a 3” radius inside it, then cut this section away. This is the template for your tree skirt.
Place the paper template on top of your quilted piece, and draw around the outside curved edge carefully with a pen or chalk. When you have drawn one semicircle, flip the template around and use it to complete the circle shape.
Draw around the inside semicircle in the same way, and then draw along one straight edge from the centre of the template to the outside of the tree skirt.
Unfold the bias binding and line it up with the edge of the tree skirt, then sew along the crease.
I wish I had a Christmas tree right now so I could show you how lovely the tree skirt will look, but we’ll just have to make do with a picture of it on the grass instead!