Big Star Christmas Tree Skirt tutorial

It’s not too late to whip up a tree skirt if your tree feels naked on the bottom!

I made this up yesterday, and since I left out the whole binding -shminding part it won’t take up too much time.

First lets make the big star!

Fabric A:  Cut a 13 3/4   inch square

Fabric B: Cut 4-  7 1/2  inch squares

Fabric C: Cut one  14.5  inch square and cut on the diagonal twice so that you get 4 triangles

Fabric D:  Cut 4-  7 3/4  inch square and cut on the diagonal once so that you get 8 triangles.

Sew the Big Star block together like so:

Now lets add borders!! Yeah!!

Cut 4 strips 6 inches x the width of your fabric.

Measure the sides of your star and cut 2 border strips that size and sew on to the sides.

Now measure the top and bottom of your tree skirt, cut the last 2 strips that size and sew on to the top and bottom.

Looking Good!!!

Okay ready to finish?

Layer batting on the bottom.  Your backing fabric on top of the batting right side UP. Finger press your quilt top in half both ways so you have a clear idea of where the middle is.  Now place your tree skirt on the top right side DOWN.

Find a soup can or something round and trace it with a fabric marker right in the middle of your tree skirt using the finger pressed lines to guide you.

Now take your ruler and mark a line from the edge right to the circle. Use scissors to cut through all the layers on all your marked lines.

Now it’s time to sew this bad boy up! The blue lines indicate where you should sew using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave opening near the circle for turning.

We’re almost there!

Clip your corners so that you get a crisp edge when you turn it right side out.

Turn it right side out and press.

Hand stitch the places you left open for turning.

You may wish to top stitch around the outside using a 1/4 seam allowance.

Now quilt her up using your favorite free motion design.

Cut a bias binding strip about 20 inch long (or use prepackaged bias binding) and sew to the raw edges on the circle leaving enough tail on both sides to tie into a bow!

Enjoy! =)

Later Gators! Melissa


3 comments on “Big Star Christmas Tree Skirt tutorial

  1. Jane says:

    Oh thank you!! It looks great!

  2. Mary says:

    Oh…it looks so cute. I’ll bet the girls love it. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Diane Cannon says:

    Hi Melissa–I received my siggy blocks in the mail yesterday and have some fun playing with them — on my post yesterday I even listed how many and from what states they came from—-THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS FOR US ALL and may you and yours have a great fun love filled Holiday–
    Hugs. DI

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