Create a quilted Christmas tree skirt pattern with a jacquard pattern. Use the free template with half-square triangles to create your own.
For the first few years of our marriage, we rented small apartments and used a very small artificial tree. When we finally found a place big enough, we got our first real tree. I felt like our first real tree deserved a truly amazing Christmas tree skirt.
I've had the idea for a quilted Christmas tree skirt with a jacquard pattern for a few years and was slowly starting to figure out the details. Since we finally had a tree worthy of a stunning quilted tree skirt, it was time to make one. I'm sharing the free pattern with you today!
I love the Fair Isle pattern, which is so winter and holiday-y. I made a giant pattern for the entire Christmas tree skirt. I used two quilting cotton fabrics for the top, flannel for the back and bias binding. Here are a few tips for working with flannel fabric.
The ivory fabric with gold highlights was found in Joann's leftover fabric bin. I also bought the red with gold polka dots from Joann. I love the bold contrast and pop of shine. It's so fun to see under the tree, and it will soon be covered in gifts and treats for the holidays!
I'm not good at quilting, but I get inspired every now and then and give it a go. I always embark on a quilting or piecing project and then halfway through I wonder why I started in the first place.
There are definitely some imperfections and creases on the back of the tree skirt, but it looks great from the front and covers what it needs to. I hope it lasts a long time, and I can't wait to start the holiday season!
I actually made two of these quilted Christmas tree skirts because I was testing the pattern. I love the first one I made, but I love the subtlety of the second one. It appears almost pink instead of red. Now I have to decide which one to use on my Christmas tree!
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How to Make a Fair Isle Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern
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Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern
Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern Instructions
Make eight half-square triangular quilt blocks using red and white fabric squares.
Press them to open them then iron the seam allowance towards the red triangle.
Square the blocks.
Sew the small rectangle between two white half-triangles. Make four of these quilt blocks.
Press the seams open, then iron the seam allowance toward the red fabric.
Square the blocks.
Sew a corner of the tree skirt using the diagram below. Assemble one corner of the tree skirt. Press all seams open, then iron the seam allowance toward the red fabric if possible.
Do the same with the other three sides.
Sew the four blocks together with the large rectangle between the three corners. Leave one side separate and open and sew a large rectangle on each side.
Press the seams open then iron the seam allowances toward the red fabric. Cut a circular hole in the center of the tree skirt.
Layer the quilt top, batting and flannel backing.
Pin the quilt to keep the layers together.
Quilt the layers together following the Fair Isle pattern.
Trim the outside to get a nice, smooth curve that forms a large circle. Or cut the outside to get a nice hexagonal shape.
Finish all edges with bias binding. I found it was easiest to add bias to the outer circle and the outer circle. Then I went back and added bias binding to the straight edges of the opening.
Optional: Add angled ties to the opening to hold it closed. I found that the batting and quilting made the tree skirt stiff enough that it would stay in place on its own.
If you make a fairlead Christmas tree skirt pattern using this tutorial, I would love to see it! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and identify me!