Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

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Christmas Tree skirt @Freemotion by the River

I finished a new tree skirt out of a Christmas fabric strip set I had. I had to wait for Builder Bob to get our little skinny tree out of the storage building and when I brought it in the house…..the cats went crazy!

Cats checking out the Christmas tree



Cats checking out the Christmas tree

I forgot all about the fact that the cats love to climb up on the tree so we usually put 2 bricks on the base to hold it, we just used a couple oak logs for now and you can see the tree skirt should have been a little bigger. Normally it would fix perfectly and this will probably go to my daughter’s house.

The kitties are finally over their fascination with the tree….I took the pictures Monday planning to get a post up but there have been too many things going on while we got ready for my dad’s surgery.

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He will be having his surgery today, the 29th of November…..double bypass and a heart valve replacement. If everything goes well he will be in the hospital 6 to 10 days so I’ll be spending a lot of time there.

Originally I planned to make a Christmas quilt and had this on my design wall for the last couple of weeks.

Christmas quilt top

I showed it to my daughter at Thanksgiving but she didn’t sound interested in a small Christmas quilt so……I cut it into a circle and made a tree skirt. There wasn’t much waste.

Christmas Tree skirt cutting circle

After I cut it into a circle……kind of a rough circle…..I quilted it. Then I trimmed it to make a better circle and cut a slit and a circle out as shown below. Then I used bias binding.

Christmas Tree skirt cutting

You can find out more about the quilt pattern I used for this tree skirt by checking out my Intertwined by the River quilt post.

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  1. Marla's Crafts says:

    Nice job. It's very pretty.

  2. Podunk Pretties says:

    Love your tree skirt! Good luck in the roundup give away!

  3. WOW! This is really beautiful. Unfortunately I am only seeing it now but know that had I seen it earlier it would have had my vote. So nice.

  4. Goldogmom says:

    Connie, I hope your Father is doing well and on the mend.

    I have some holiday fabric that would be perfect for this. Did you use a pattern? If not, can you share the lengths you used? I see the pattern design, but as a relatively new quilter, I would appreciate knowing the size you cut the pinwheel pieces and strips.

    Happy Holidays!

  5. Love the red with pinwheels! It reminds me that I have a stack of tree skirts that need quilting… don't think it will happen this year.

  6. gorgeous Connie,well done.xx

  7. Very pretty Christmas tree skirt!Thank you for sharing. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

  8. I love this tree skirt! It is perfect! Thank for sharing!!

  9. Amys Crafty Shenanigans says:

    Loving this tree skirt – I love pinwheels 🙂

  10. Kathleen at Rose Prairie says:

    Love how you when about turning i into a tree skirt

  11. Karen - Quilts...etc. says:

    what a pretty skirt – love the colors

  12. Christine M says:

    Lovely Christmas tree skirt. I love the fabrics you have used.

  13. Nina Marie says:

    ohhh great idea!! I need to get a skirt done and yours looks great – maybe I'll look at my stash and see if I can repurpose one too!

  14. whistlebet57 says:

    Great Job. It looks great under your tree. Elizabeth

  15. Good Idea to re purpose the Small Quilt into a Christmas Tree skirt! It will be fun to use and remember.

  16. love that little tree skirt. so glad to hear you dad is doing well.

  17. I love the tree skirt Connie! I bet that it was easier to make it from a quilt than it is to make it a circle to begin with. Hope you dad does well with his surgery.

  18. prairieharmony says:

    You did a very nice job on your tree skirt! I like the idea of using a small quilt and making it into a tree skirt instead of worrying about making pieces to fit a circle pattern. I will keep your dad in my thoughts and prayers. I went through heart surgery with my dad as well and know how you are feeling. I did a lot of cross stitch while waiting in the hospital pre,during, and post op and the entire stay. Busy hands helped sooth my mind a little. Hugs Amy 🙂

  19. Three things:
    Love the kitty eating the branches!
    Love the tree skirt design – great way to use some stash fabrics
    Prayers and thoughts going your way today for your dad's surgery and his speedy recovery!!!

  20. Nancy in IN says:

    Since my DDL wants a new Christmas skirt, this is where my mind is, so you read my mind. I love. She wants gold lamae' and burgundy, so I have to go shopping.
    Thanks for sharing.

  21. The Quiltwhinny says:

    Striking contrast! Blessings to your dad. It will be good to have something to stitch while you are praying and waiting.
    Across the river in Elizabeth, IL

  22. Darling tree skirt. Love it. The kitties… what a hoot!
    Prayers for your Dad and the family that all goes well.

  23. Sofia/MªRosalia/Raúl says:

    Good morning…
    I could see the snow on it…..
    Maria Rosalia

  24. Apple Avenue Quilts says:

    So pretty! Wonderful work.

  25. This is a great way to use the quilt. The skirt looks lovely.

  26. Beautiful tree skirt. Love fabrics and layout. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

  27. LethargicLass says:

    I adore it! The pinwheels in it are great 🙂 I hope your dad's surgery went well.

  28. It's bright,and beautiful!!! I love it!

  29. lovely tree skirt…
    hope all goes well with the surgery, take along a project to work on because he will do a lot of sleeping. I took my cross stitching when my husband had his bypass..

  30. And I really hope your father's surgery went well today.

  31. Connie, this is the cutest tree skirt ever. I love the pattern and the colors. I'm going to save the photo to look at because I think I just have to make me one too. 😀

  32. What a lovely joyful quilt. With December around the corner it has really put me in the Christmas spirit.

  33. That is a gorgeous Chrisstmas tree skirt-might have to head to the sewing rooom myself.
    Hope you dads surgery goes well and he has an uneventful recovery.

  34. LOVE your tree skirt! It is so gorgeous!

    All the very best wishes and prayers for your Dad's surgery to go well.

  35. Madame Samm says:

    ohhh i just love this…you made it look so easy

  36. What a pretty tree skirt! I love the pinwheels dancing across those blocks. I made a similar one with diamonds for a baby quilt. Must make one with pinwheels now. 🙂
    Sending prayers for your Dad today.

  37. Missy Shay says:

    I love the tree skirt and your cats are going to love it when you put the ornaments on the tree!

  38. Deb@asimplelifequilts says:

    Beautiful tree skirt! Love all of the red fabrics and the pattern too. And your kitty cats.

  39. Denise Russell says:

    Connie, what a great idea! Looks beautiful… Good luck with the Christmas show, and I pray your father's surgery will be successful!

  40. sew.darn.quilt says:

    It will be a shame to cover this beauty with presents! Love it 🙂

  41. Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures says:

    Lovin the red and white tree skirt! Very festive!

  42. Chatty Kathy says:

    That is really nice, Connie. The white really pops against those deep reds. May I ask where you got the pattern? Or can you tell me how long the strips are; I can probably figure the rest out. Thanks, Kathy

  43. Mommarock says:

    My favorite colors, and the quilting on this is stellar!!

  44. It's so pretty, Connie! My cat likes christmas tree too!
    Have a wonderful day!

  45. It looks so pretty, Connie. I love the fabrics with the white pinwheeels. Very striking!

  46. That is so cute!

    Love the photo with your cat. That could be a Christmas card. 🙂

  47. This is very pretty Connie. I'm not sure I could cut a quilt, but it turned out great!

  48. Connie, your tree skirt is wonderful! Love the color, pattern, and fabrics! Way to be creative! Perfect for the show!

  49. Did they cats love tasting the tree? The skirt came out great. I hope that your Dad does well and will heal quickly.