Apparently Finishes Come on Fridays.

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Ahh, and finally a finish I can share!

Christmas tree skirt tutorial at

I started this Christmas tree skirt, for my DIL, way back over the summer. Then it disappeared. I searched high and low for it, could not find it anyway, finally moved on to other projects. Thankfully, it turned up again, just a few weeks ago, all neatly folded, in with a stack of green fabrics. Apparently I had a spell of organization. Go figure.

I cut 8 – 45° triangles, 12″ wide at the base and roughly 15″ tall from fat quarters, scraps, just a variety of fabrics. I then slashed them randomly 3 or 4 times and inserted a 1″ piece of contrasting fabric. With 1/4 inch seam allowances, they ended up being 1/2″ wide, leaving the overall measurements, the same as when I started. I love this metallic fabric with dots! I can’t remember who made it, but I thought it looked a bit like Christmas tree balls! And I thought this was a worthy project to use a bit of this stash on.

Christmas tree skirt

I then trimmed them up again, making sure to keep the angles at 45°. I added borders, on all three sides, cut from 2 1/2″ stripes of a creamy, gold metallic Christmas fabric. For the base, I added a tree stump, pieced into the strip, from a bark looking fabric. I then batted and backed it, then free motion quilted it, to the best of my ability. I cut a slit and then a 6″ circle out of the center, tracing around a CD, added ties and bias bound it in a striped binding.

Now that it’s finished, shipped and received, how will I ever keep my bronze girl warm???

Christmas Tree Skirt tutorial at

She gets SO cold this time of year!

Linking up with Amandajean over at crazymomquilts.

Also linking up with:

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23 Responses to Apparently Finishes Come on Fridays.

  1. Oh, I absolutely LOVE it!!! 🙂


  2. Teje says:

    It’s very beautiful Christmas tree skirt but I love it as a cape! Just fantastic! x Teje


  3. mtetar says:

    Wow! It is beautiful.That is a great idea to use the Tree Skirt as a cape. They’re both some of my line of craft work/ sewing. Thank you for sharing. Best, Mtetar


  4. tubakk says:

    Yes, this will live in my mind until I’ve made one for myself.


  5. Janice says:

    I LOVE it! And yes, that metallic fabric is perfect! I love it on your statue. I put mine on as a skirt and my son yelled at me.


  6. Foster says:

    I like this tree skirt; it’s cheery and fresh!


  7. Jenniffier says:

    Fantastic! It is so fun and bright.


  8. I love your tree skirt. Lucky DIL! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!


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  10. Lily says:

    Really pretty! LOVE it on the mannequin!!


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