A wall hanging is something that is pretty quick to sew up and switch up during the holidays. They are easy to hang too!!! (that is always an issue with me)
This 30″ X 34″ Christmas Tree Lot can fit pretty much anywhere….or it might be just the right size for your table.
The tree features just two fabrics….but I was just thinking that if you’d like- you can sew up your green craps using the mile a minute method and then cut them into the right size for a wonderfully scrappy Christmas tree look.
The block is really something quick— there is a bit of trickery to it, but once you get it, no biggie. So just read and follow along and everything will be ok.
16–squares 5″ X 5″
8– 11″ X 4″
16– 4 ” X 2 1/2″
8– 12 1/2″ X 2″
Brown for trunk:
8– 4″ X 1 1/2″
Let the Sewing begin!
Christmas Tree instructions:
Step 1: Sew 2 of the green 5″ X 5″ squares together
Step 2: Lay the rectangle and make 2 cuts– shown in diagram. You will now have a cone shape. You can line up the bottom even with 0″ and 5″. Right side: Cut matching the bottom corner and angling the ruler to the 3″ line at the top. Left side: Cut matching the bottom left corner and angeling the ruler to the 2″ line at the top.
Step 3: Cut the Background 11″ X 4″ piece and cut from one corner to the other
Step 4: Sew one half triangle of the background to one side of the cone shape.
Step 5: Repeat with other half triangle. Iron.
Step 6: Trim the tree top to 5″ X 9″ *You can make this a bit more cranky by angling the cut a bit.
Step 7: Sew 4″ X 2 1/2″ to each side of the 4″ X 1 1/2′ trunk fabric. Iron
Step 8: Trim the trunk piece to 4″ X 9″ *You can make this a bit more cranky by not centering the trunk perfectly.
Step 9: Sew the tree top to the trunk piece.
Step 10: Repeat above steps and make a second tree.
Step 11: Sew the two Christmas trees together- side by side.
Step 12: Sew the 2″ X 12 1/2″ spacer background to each side.
Square up your block if you need to 12 1/2″ X 12 1/2″ square
Christmas Tree Lot wall hanging instructions:
finished size: 30″ X 34″
Background– 2– 25″ X 2″
2– 3″ X 25″
2– 3″ X 34 1/2″
Backing and batting:
34″ X 38″
Step 1: Sew a total of 4 christmas tree lot blocks for the center of the quilt.
Step 2: Sew the background 2″ X 25″ to the top and the bottom of the center.
Step 3: Sew the borders on first the top and bottom, then the sides.
Step 4: Layer with the batting and backing and quilt!!
Love to decorate during the holidays? Here are a few of my other favorites:
What are you sewing up this holiday?
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