Who’s in for some Christmas sewing? Learn to sew a lovely quilted Christmas tree skirt. I reviewed a Craftsy course taught by a years-long sewing blogger at Sew Can She and a great instructor, Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield. Loved the quilted christmas tree skirt pattern, and got myself a brand new, DIY quilted tree skirt. Looks complicated, but is not. Looks like tons of work, but it’s a fairly easy, two-day quilting project a quilting beginner can do too. Are you in? See how it went! (And scroll down to see the single thing where I failed.)
If you want more Christmas sewing projects, check out these ideas:
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Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern
I took a sewing class. Yes. I hardly ever find the time to follow another person’s sewing how-to, but this time, I was offered to try out a new Craftsy course by one of my favorite sewing bloggers. It’s the Quilted Tree Skirt Class taught by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield. Off course I had to try it out right away!
I feel my quilted tree skirt has turned out really cute, and I’m sooo ready to brag to my friends and family, showing off the quilted tree skirt all season long! It looks like a darn tough project, with all those intricate looking corners. And unless those friends of mine are reading this blog, they will NEVER find out it was in fact an EASY two-day project for beginner quilters 😉
Easy To Follow. Tips included.
The class is marked as intermediate. I had my reservations there, as Caroline has years (decades!) of quilting experience. I found it hard to believe I could follow her pace and the professional way she does quilting. My mistake! She shows every little thing to make the project easy and quick. I could hardly believe how easy Caroline makes it to follow. Beginner sewing tips included!
Basically Caroline takes you by the hand and accompanies you through every single little thing you need to do to make the quilt. She shows how to avoid any shifting of the layers, even what to do if you cut too far when trimming the seam allowance. Even totally simple things like how to shut the opening closed, how to make neat tassels…You name it.
If you use easy strip piecing with 2 1/2 inch (6.3 cm) wide stripes, you’ll have your own tree skirt completed really quickly. The easiest way? Get a jelly-roll pack (Craftsy has an amazing selection, like these FreeSpirit Kaffe Fasset precuts)
I had no jelly roll on hand – actually, I was waiting for one to arrive but unfortunately it ended up somewhere else and in the end, I just used what I had on hand. Not bad for a stash-busting mix-and-match project, right?
The One Thing I Failed In?
See the gap between the first and the last blade? Yep, just there. Anyway, I was lucky! It’s just what I needed, as our Christmas tree base has a little bit of an elevation, and it’s just perfect for that. Lucky me, right? But if YOU totally need a full circle, pay attention to the seam allowance, will you? Be better than me 😉