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Topic: Patchwork Tree Skirt!! :) (complete w/ photos)  (Read 1738 times)
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« on: November 12, 2006 10:41:54 PM »

This is my first post on Craftster, so I hope this is the right place to post this. Its not something I made this year, and its not a gift idea, but I thought people here might like to see it.

Every Christmas, my sister's family gets 10 foot tree (old house, tall ceilings). Last year, tired of her regular-sized tree skirt that seemed dwarfed by the huge tree, she asked me if I could make her a really big tree skirt. Her tree has a homemade/old fashioned theme to it, so I thought patchwork would be perfect.

It measures 70 inches from one side to the other, and comes out 30 inches from the tree. I designed it to fit around the base of the tree stand which is an unusually big size. I peiced together 81 squares, made of 8 different printed christmas fabrics and then cut out the circle. I used solid green material on the underside, and trimmed the edges with pom-pom fringe. I'm so happy with how it turned out, and my sister is so pleased with it.  Here are some links to pictures (I wish I could post the pictures directly, but I don't have enough posts):

The whole tree skirt

Close-up detail and the pom-pom edge

Another close-up (Please excuse the cat!)

The 10 foot tree the skirt was made for

« Last Edit: November 27, 2006 03:43:20 PM by sweets4ever » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2006 10:12:22 AM »

OOOOOHHHH! I love it! Its gorgeous

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Sweet Home Alabama...you made that!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006 10:16:21 AM »

That is so pretty......I just love it !!  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2006 12:26:49 PM »

that's fantastic! - the fringing just finishes it off - thanks for the inspiration.

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2006 01:25:14 PM »

I love this as well. you've been wisted!

« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2006 09:34:17 AM »

I really like that...I agree with Mave, the edging is just perfect! 

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006 10:22:55 AM »

your cat looks like my cat.

give us those nice bright colors, give us the greens summer...makes me think all the worlds a sunny day.
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