Monday, December 9, 2013

Quilted Christmas Tree Skirts

This past week I had some custom order tree skirts to finish up so I was a bit MIA on the blog and Instagram.  The skirts went out in the mail this morning though so this afternoon I’m taking time to catch up on blog reading and replying to emails.  Sometimes it’s just SO nice to sit around (with a cup of cocoa of course) and read.

I did manage to take photos of the tree skirts before I mailed them off.  I love the traditional red and green.  I made two skirts from these fabrics:

Christmas tree skirt

I quilted all of the tree skirts in a medium density meandering pattern.  I have to say that when I make one for myself (more on that later) I think I’ll do some straight line quilting.  It would take longer, but I think it would really be stunning. 

quilted Christmas tree skirt

I also made a skirt from all of my favorite green Christmas prints.  Green has always been one of my favorite colors, but usually I lean more toward the bright citrusy greens.  This combination of prints was so calming and oh-so-very Christmassy.  I love it!

lovely Christmas tree skirt (+pattern!)

I decided to make this skirt reversible by using this fantastic plaid fabric on the back.  It just reminds me so much of some of the Christmas skirts my mom would make for me when I was little.  Plaid and Christmas just go together, don’t they?

reversible tree skirt

The plaid fabric is “plaid green” from the “My True Love Gave To Me” fabric line.  It’s designed by Erin McAllister for Benartex.  You can find some here, or try your local quilt shop.

reversible Christmas tree skirt

This reversible tree skirt is available in my etsy shop.  The pattern for these tree skirts is also available – here, here, or here

reversible Christmas tree skirt

I was looking at what’s left of the Christmas fabrics at my local shop and I’ve decided that I want a silver and red skirt for my own tree.  Right now I have a store bought (*gasp!*) tree skirt.  Oh it’s not that bad, but when I took photos of these skirts I realized how much better a handmade quilted tree skirt looks.  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely tree skirts. Really like them all.

  2. I can't get over how much I adore!! your tree skirts. You've chosen just the fabrics I love. I must get some of the green plaid! Off to shop!!

  3. I love them, they're gorgeous. The colours are so Christmassy and the plaid is just beautiful.

  4. I love that all green tree skirt. It looks amazing, and the plaid is really fun. They all look great.

  5. Yes you definitely need to make one for yourself!

  6. Your picture on the side is so cute! and the skirts are lovely!

  7. Your tree skirts are so pretty! I especially love the red and green one@

  8. They are all so beautiful! Now that I've seen it in several different versions, I'm convinced that this is the most versatile pattern I've come across for a tree skirt. I had so much fun making mine as a gift that I'm super excited to make another one for myself asap. Now, if only I could choose my own color scheme. I really love that reversible plaid one!

  9. These are fabulous; I adore that plaid backing!

  10. These are so gorgeous! I just bought this pattern but I don't think I can get one done before Christmas lol

  11. The tree skirts are beautiful. I particularly love the one that combines red and green. Red is my favourite colour. I have a store bought tree skirt too, gasp! Ah, it's okay. We don't have time to make everything and there's a lot of years of Christmas and sewing to come.

  12. Replies
    1. 1/3 yard each of 6 different fabrics, 2-1/6 yard backing fabric and 1/2 yard binding

  13. Hi Andi. I am working on the Holly Jolly Tree Skirt. The step I`m on is the backing.
    What did you do to make sure the back and front were the same size, specifically the opening edges? It seems the neck area would overlap.
    What did you?

    1. Hi Valerie

      The backing is made to be larger than the front so that it can be basted and quilted like you would with a regular quilt. You then trim it along all of the edges - including in the neck area where the tree trunk goes. Does that help? Please feel free to email me if you need further clarification!

  14. Hi Valerie,

    I just purchased this pattern but cannot find the final measurements. Do you happen to know the diameter of the skirt?

    Thank you ~ Sue


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