Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas Tree Skirts

This is my Christmas tree skirt. I made it way back in 1976, when 100% cotton fabrics were a bit hard to come by. It is more orange-red than real red and doesn't feel very Christmas-y. Plus it smells a bit mildewed.

I hate it.

I made this one a couple of years ago for my son. Each year I gave him a few special Christmas ornaments, and we kept them separate from our family collection. The idea was when he moved out into a home of his own, he'd have ornaments to take with him that would mean something. So I thought a Christmas tree skirt would be nice to have too. It's about 48" across, the same size as mine.

Last year I made this one for my sister and her family. She always has a very big tree, so this one is about 60" across.

This year, I'm making a new one for myself. Here is what I have so far. It will be the finished size of my original one, but the squares are 4", where the original had 6" squares.


GARI said...

I like the new tree skirt. And you are right, it is much more Christmas(ie) than the original.

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

I love that so much. Thank you for sharing. I was looking for a great pattern just like this for my own tree skirt. I am making patchwork stockings this year. The kids chose Moda's Fabulous Fall for what they wanted. I bet I could do the tree skirt pretty easily. I didn't think to use charms for them...My husband loves patchwork! Anyway yours is lovely!

belinda said...

these are all too cute!!

Tine said...

The treeskirts are beautiful! Don't throw the old one away, though, one of your children might want it because of all the memories it holds :)

Millie said...


I only have one child, and I already made one for him. Funny though, when I gave it to him, he said, "Mom, you could keep this one. I would be happy with your old one."