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Oh, Christmas –Fat quarter Tree

Oh, Christmas –Fat quarter Tree

Oh, Christmas fat quarter tree—-how easy it is to make you….. hee hee {yes, you will be singing that for the rest of the day- thank me later}
Would you like a quickie tutorial? Wanna learn how to make your own fat quarter tree?
Follow along!
Materials needed: 4 fat quarters
Repeat these steps with 3 of them the last one is for the trunk.

 

fold the fat quarter in half the LONG way. fold is at the top
 
fold in half again. fold is at the top.
 
turn up the bottom left corner a bit past half way. fold is still at the top.
 
take that left side and fold it down to meet the bottom edge.
 
fold it up to meet the top edge.
 
continue with folding and meeting the edges–yes, it is a flag fold. you are left with a little bit on the end.
 
fold this end inside –tuck, tuck
 
repeat it till all 3 are done. Now, tuck one inside the other. see that?
with the last fat quarter—fold in in half and half again and then roll it up. Tuck it inside the bottom of the tree and tada!
 
A christmas fat quarter tree!!!cute as can be!
Perfect for presents to others—or for chrismas parties….or summer parties..or just because.
 
 
Come back the week after Thanksgiving for a big REVEAL!!! Something about Quilting and an Online Group —–I have big players helping out. You won't want to miss out. 🙂
 
Last night was quilt group. Loved it. There were a lot of Mystery Quilt show off's!! just like the quilt i showed yesterday.
 
Angie's
 
Marilyn's blurry sorry
 
 
 
aren't they the greatest? So different, yet i love them all!! thanks to Angie for being president and finding such wonderful things for us!!!
 

Here is the quilt pattern again. Just in case i have convinced you to make one for yourself.

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  1. taylorsoutback

    6 November

    Your fat 1/4 Christmas tree is just downright clever! Thanks so much for the tutorial…bet there will be so many Christmas trees popping up at quilting get togethers this year!

  2. Liz

    6 November

    Very cute. What a great way to give a few as a gift.

  3. Julie

    6 November

    Awesome–will you show the tree on the 18th to Main Street? I love it and so will the other ladies!! You always amaze me. Julie

  4. casserole

    7 November

    Cute, cute, cute!!! Perfect for gifting fabric to your sewing friends!

    I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-fold-fat-quarters-into-a-christmas-tree/2009/11/07/

    –Anne

  5. michelle@somedaycrafts

    8 November

    I love that all you do is fold the material – not sew it!!! The material can be used after Christmas is over. I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  6. Whosies

    15 November

    i would love to pass it along! that is what i do 🙂 it is perfect to dress up any kind of fabric gift. thanks for the links too!

  7. Julie

    9 October

    You could also use the fat quarter tree for candy corn but leave out the tree trunk.

  8. Judy Tyler

    15 January

    May I ask a dumb question, as I don’t do much quilting? What is a “quarter” and how big is it? I love Christmas trees and have dozens I use to decorate my home for the holidays. Love the easy to follow directions!! Thank you!

  9. whosies

    16 January

    Fat quarters are usually 18″ X 20″ almost square, but not quite. Have fun!

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