I never used to understand the point of a Christmas Tree Skirt. That was until I had toddlers. Toddlers who love to break my beautiful glass ornaments. Now I think tree skirts are one of those things that should be included in the pack you get at the hospital. So after having a few ornaments broken, I decided to make a Christmas Tree Skirt. This one is big! I wanted it to be wider than the bottom of the tree, so if any ornaments do fall off, they land on the lovely padded skirt. I couldn’t decide between these two fabrics, so I used both. The pattern makes an 8 paneled tree skirt. I used just over 1m of each of the top fabrics and a 1.5m square for the backing. I think I used about 7.5m of binding for the edge.
Making this skirt was the first time I’ve done any free motion quilting. I used my vintage Singer for it and it did a wonderful job. My stitch length is pretty uneven, but it was good practice and I was definitely better at it by the last panel. I used a very thick poly batting I had in my stash and I’m sure that didn’t help because I struggled to move it around sometimes.
Want to make an 8 panel Christmas Tree Skirt of your own? I made up a simple printable pattern piece which you can use too.
This skirt is 1.4m wide, but you can easily shorten it by trimming the pattern piece from the bottom. The pattern has no seam allowances, so you can add the seam allowance you prefer to use as you’re cutting it out. Just trim the pattern, leaving your seam allowance all the way around the outside. The picture below shows how the print out pieces stick together. As I said, it’s very basic, but it does the job.