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Monday, December 7, 2009

Made a simple little tree skirt today...










I have a small Christmas tree on one of our side coffee tables that needed a little tree-skirt, and now it has one! 8-)

I had trouble making a perfect 24" circle, so I thought to try using a pivot point at Pfaffy and see how that goes... It went pretty good! Got a perfect circle. 8-)


Left an opening to turn out, and instead of clipping I cut little arches around the whole thing. I had seen this somewhere, thus thought to try it. Worked out pretty good! Once turned out I just shook it out, ironed, and top-stitched.

I then cut an off center hole for the tree, clipped, turned under the edge, top-stitched, and done! The hole is big enough to put the tree stem through, and then put the little legs on it to stand...

Here is a little video of the pivoting...
video

Check this out, "Daddy in the crib with baby" YouTube Video... funny...

Time to go and decorate the little tree... 8-)

16 comments:

Karen said...

I purchased three prim style artificial trees last week and I have no tree skirt for them. I have a very fancy one that just doesn't suit them. I am out of time, so they may just get a quilt draped around them. Glad to see you got busy and made a skirt for your tree.

Needled Mom said...

Happy decorating!

I think that Daddy would have been better off just taking her into his bed.

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for the tip on the perfect circle.

Pat said...

VERY clever on that pivoting!!! The tree skirt looks really nice.

Diane said...

Very cute little tree skirt. I just gave my son a "little" christmas tree for his first apartment....I think it needs a little tree skirt too!

Hazel said...

Your little tree skirt looks great ,you'll have to post a picture of the tree decorated .
The video was funny .I can remember a few nights when my kids were small I felt like doing the same thing( of course I didn't )

Dolores said...

What a clever idea - leaving a hole for the trunk of the little tree. I have my own little tree in my kitchen but it's made of twigs.

Gina said...

Great tree skirt. I've got an attachment for my Janome that lets me pivot fanbric but I don't think it'll go that large. I'll have to have a go

Love and hugs Gina xxx

call me crazy said...

I love the off center hole! -perfect for draping over a bookcase. ;) Now I hope I remember the idea for next year when I get out the small trees. LOL

Tam said...

Very "kewl" thanks for sharing.
Perfect little skirt for your tree!

Brenda said...

That was a great idea Myra! It looks like I am behind on my blog reading, but I enjoyed your other posts as well. I saw the Daddy in the crib, and thought WHY did he climb in there and film it also. I would never fit in a crib....ha! Funny though, the lengths we go to to get them to sleep and stay asleep for more than an hour.

Michelle said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

free2quilt said...

Great idea Myra. Thank you for shareing.

Bec said...

What a quick and easy tree skirt to make!

ivoryspring said...

What a great project, Myra.

Thank you for visiting and leaving the kind comment on my quilt in Quilter's World. It was a fun project. I especially liked the fabrics.

Please visit again.

Have a great day!

Guðrún said...

It´s funny how traditions are different between countries, here the tree always stands ON the skirt, never with a hole in it :)