Tree Skirt

I recently realized that I only posted a picture of the tree skirt I made a couple of Christmases ago on my facebook, so I thought I would quickly put a picture of it here, especially since I am changing everything this Christmas, so I had better get SOME mileage out of it while I can! I made this skirt in one day, and it is made from a vintage double wedding ring template that a friend gave me ages ago. I made it with the 9 panels as though I was just making a quilt, machine quilted the layers together, and only at the binding stage did I cut the slit and circle for fitting around the tree. The binding on this skirt is a silk fabric, and the backing is a medium weight corduroy which  helps hold the tree skirt in place through friction with the floor.

There’s a tiny bit of sparkle in the fabrics, and I especially love the fussy cutting so the birds are centered in the design, it’s those little details that make sewing fun for me, thinking through each detail so things become the best version (of whatever) they can be.

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