Christmas Tree Skirt Setting Idea: use this free layout with your favorite 12″ blocks

CountdowntoXmas Christmas Tree Skirt Setting Idea: use this free layout with your favorite 12 blocks

Please join us here for holiday inspirations every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as we Countdown to Christmas.

I love decorating for Christmas–I don’t often do a lot because I travel to be with family–but when I do bring everything out and set up my tree, a tree skirt is one of the perfect finishing touches.

QMMS 100054 DUDLEY1 Christmas Tree Skirt Setting Idea: use this free layout with your favorite 12 blocks

Snowman Farm, pattern available in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 2

When I designed Snowman Farm, I did have a tree skirt in mind. I just haven’t made it yet! So here’s the layout plan and yardage for everything except the blocks and you can use any 12″ blocks you would like. Of course if you need inspiration for 12″ blocks, 100 Blocks Volume 2 and 100 Blocks Volume 1 Digital are filled with ideas!

Materials and Cutting for a 48″ Tree Skirt

Background fabric (shown in green): 7/8 yard

  • 1 square (A) at 24-1/2″ x 24-1/2″
  • 2 squares at 12-7/8″ x 12-7/8″, cut in half diagonally to make triangles (B)

Binding fabric: 5/8 yard

  • Cut bias strips at 2-1/4″ wide and sew together end to end to make a bias binding strip 245″ long

Backing fabric: 3-1/8 yard or piece scraps together to make a 52″ x 52″ backing.

Instructions

Step 1. Make 8 blocks that will finish at 12″ x 12″ (12.5″ x 12.5″ before sewing.)

Step 2. Sew the A and B patches and blocks together as shown below.

QMtreeskirt assembly Christmas Tree Skirt Setting Idea: use this free layout with your favorite 12 blocks

Step 3. Mark an 8″ circle in the center of the A patch. Mark a line through the center of a B patch to the circle. (Do not cut yet.)

QMtreeskirt hole Christmas Tree Skirt Setting Idea: use this free layout with your favorite 12 blocks

Step 4. Layer the top, batting and backing together. Quilt the tree skirt.

Step 5. Cut along the marked line through all three layers; cut out the marked circle. Trim the edges of the batting and backing even with the top.

Step 6. Use the bias binding strip to bind the quilt, gently stretching the binding at the corners and around the circle.

Step 7. Place under the tree and enjoy icon smile Christmas Tree Skirt Setting Idea: use this free layout with your favorite 12 blocks

Giveaway: What are your favorite quilty decorations for Christmas? Leave a comment by noon MST on Wednesday, December 8 and I’ll find a nice bundle of holiday fabric for one lucky winner.

Update: #31 Paula is the lucky winner of a fat quarter bundle of Woodland Holiday from Moda! Congratulations!


About June Dudley

I'm the Editor-in-Chief of Quiltmaker magazine. I have enjoyed quilting for many years. And I love to collect fabric, thread, books and all things quilty. I especially like batiks, bright colors, florals, dots, stripes and anything purple or teal.
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