Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

Over the last few days I whipped up this Christmas tree skirt. I decided I needed a new one when I looked back on Christmas photos over the past few years. When I see the same tree skirt, I started to wonder which year the photos were from. A new tree skirt would solve that concern for this year.

Free-Motion Quilting
I purchased some holiday fabric right before Christmas last year at 75% off. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it when I bought it but I sure was glad I had it when I got the bug to make this.

I googled tree skirt tutorials and found free instructions here. They were easy to use instructions although I changed a few things; I free-motion quilted the entire thing instead of stitch-in-the-ditch, I used leftover fabric on the back instead of muslin and I made bias binding from cotton fabric instead of using ribbon.

A funny thing happened while making this. I went to Home Goods to purchase a new tablecloth for my dining room table and the one I chose was wrapped in a piece of nice twill. I carefully untied the tablecloth package and cut the twill into ties for the tree skirt. The color of the twill was absolutely perfect. And I really liked how wide the twill is.

This project didn't take long to complete and I am happy that I didn't have to invest much to get it completed.
Christmas Tree Skirt
Christmas Tree Skirt Backing

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