Some years, you just don’t get around to making the Christmas decor you would like. You wish you had a creative, hand-sewn Christmas tree skirt as you pull out the tree at the start of the holidays, but once again you wrap the same tired piece of red fabric or that raggedy skirt you’ve used for ten years around the base. It’s time for something new!
Let’s really do it this year! It’s the perfect time to get started. If you haven’t done English paper piecing before, you’ve come to the right place. It’s easy! Learn basic English paper piecing from this blog (and instructions are repeated at the end of the tree skirt pattern .pdf). Each side of the hexie pieces measures 2″. The finished skirt according to the pattern measures 45″ across. With a little ingenuity and some extra fabric, you can make it as large as you like.
If you are already a fan of English paper piecing, you’ll see how this pattern can adapt to a wide variety of color patterns. See the three different designs on the pattern.
Pull out your stash of Christmas fabrics (or use this as an excuse to buy some HERE or make a jaunt to your local fabric shop) and get started today! You’ll be happy you started it now as you flip your calendar page to December.
You can piece them in the car while traveling, at the ball park between innings, and while waiting for dance and piano lessons to be over. When you’re finished, you’ll have a beautiful, hand-sewn tree skirt to use for years!