If you put up a Christmas tree at your home, the tree skirt probably is part of the fun. Because of that, I thought I’d feature a couple of tree skirts I’ve made in the past few years. The patterns were fun and the only potentially difficult part of the construction was the need for bias binding on the scalloped edges.
I love the tree skirt with Christmas trees!. Family members loved it, too, so I had to make more than one 😀 It was also a good way to use some of the Christmas fabrics I’ve been unable to resist! I used fusible applique, so it was pretty quick and easy.
A year of so later I found this additional tree skirt pattern by the same designer. I love it too, so of course I had to make it.
Which reminds me of this pattern, by Joni Pike, which I reduced to half size so our daughter could use it as a wall hanging rather than a lap quilt. The pattern is called “Frosty Flakes” #806, but I have been unable to find the publisher on the internet recently.
I loved this one, too. I guess, when it comes to winter holidays, I’m trapped in what my friend Elizabeth calls the “dungeon of cute”. So I’ll quit for now!
What cute stuff have you made for Christmas or other holidays?
I love the Frosty Flakes and the snowman tree skirt! I only made Halloween quilts this year. I need to start on Christmas for next year.
Never too soon to start on Christmas for next year 😁
Because of you, my to-do list keeps getting longer!:) Thanks! I found the Frosty Flakes pattern on Etsy.
Those tree skirts are pretty cute! What a genius way to use a scalloped edge. Since Christmas has been just the two of us for the past 12 years, we don’t put up a tree. And “Frosty Flakes”! Wow. That’s a blast from the past. I met Joni Pike at Quilt Market, years ago, in Kansas City. We had dinner together. I wonder what she’s up to now.
Good to see you up to quilty deeds, Mary.
These patterns are a good way to learn scalloped edges without any pressure to be perfect!
They were big scallops, too, so easier than the smaller ones on most quilts.
Frosty Flakes is adorable (as is the name of the piece)! I like those tree skirts – for years I wanted to make a nice tree skirt and its something I never got around too!
There are a lot of tree skirt patterns out there. I learned many years ago that tree skirt fabric should be prewashed. Some water from the tree spilled on a red tree skirt and it bled on the carpet. Yikes!
Yikes! Okay I will never use red in a tree skirt – ha!
Your and your family must have the best dressed Christmas trees in the world! Love the quilt too. Keep quilting!
Thanks, Mariss 🙂