Star Tree Skirt – Jelly Roll Friendly

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This past little bit I was able to stitch up a new project….and I was so excited about it!
It’s been awhile since I have made anything just for fun. Plus, I could use it for something other than snuggling- which I have plenty of those around, we all know that!

This particular project is a Star Tree Skirt.
I use an old quilt that I really do love for my tree skirt. It’s actually an antique quilt that I picked up from a yard sale years ago and it’s ragged…… but I do love it so.

So, this will not be replacing it….
I’m thinking that this one might be used for a different Christmas tree or something totally different all together.
We’ll see.
Until then, it was a delight to sew and now I get to show it off!

Let me tell you a little bit about it — the design is by Caroline of Sew Can She.

She is a talented gal and a friend.  Last year she was a guest designer in the IAQ quilt group.  Loved her project!
She has taught a class for Craftsy before- the Colorful Patchwork Bags Class.  This class is super fun as well and the bags are wonderful! If you are a bag lady, which I have to admit I am as well- you would love this bag class.

The Star Tree Skirt is a little different from the other Craftsy classes.
For this class she is teaching one thing.

The class is quick and the instructions are easy to understand and follow. (this is so important!)

And, because it’s only one project, the price point is below $10—- that’s the price of a regular pattern, except you get the video walk through with it! (and access to questions and answers with Caroline along the way)

Quilted Tree Skirt Class Overview~

Looking for a quick and easy stash-busting project that’s perfect for holiday gifting? Look no further! Join designer Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and learn to sew a simple patchwork tree skirt. Using pre-cut strips and backing fabric, Caroline will guide you step by step to complete your skirt with strip piecing and walking-foot quilting. Plus, find out how to add buttons and tassels to really make the design your own.

Materials Needed:
Jelly roll or 2 1/2″ strips of fabric
Class from Craftsy- Quilted Tree Skirt

The tree skirt quilt class even shows you how to do tassels and wooden buttons!

Sewing the jelly roll strips wasn’t hard at all and really didn’t take much time.  They are long and you’ll have to be careful not to sew them all from the same top to the same bottom or your strips will go a little wonky.  If this has happened to you, you know what I’m talking about.

The template is quick and easy to assemble as well.

What I love is that there is NO BINDING!!!!

yup. none.  You are using the Quilt as you go technique…..and so by the time you get your backing on, you are done– except for one more run around the edges for a finished look.

A few more shots of the Star Tree Skirt~

I even snatched a few from the class uploads:

If you are looking at sewing up your own- pick up the Quilted Star Tree Skirt here.

This is perfect if you are playing along with the Moda Jelly Roll day too!

Interested in the technique?  Head on over here to find all the info and help for doing the Quilt as You Go method.


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