I started this Christmas tree skirt in fall 2019. The idea for a hexagon tree skirt made me excited, but I never finished it. I pieced together the top of the skirt, then put it aside and haven’t touched it since. Looking through the unfinished projects in my craft room, it seemed like a good time to finish this tree skirt.
This skirt uses fabric from the Christmas Cabin collection by Timeless Treasures. I love the shades of red and green, as well as the plaids and buffalo checks. I cut the fabric into 6″ triangles. My plan is to use the the triangles to create a hexagon shaped tree skirt. Overall, I cut out 54 triangles.
I divide the triangles into 6 piles of 9 triangles. The 9 triangles were arranged to create one big triangle. This is done for all 6 piles.
I chose to add a border to each of the big triangles. A solid dark green nicely accented the patterns and colours of the print fabric.
With the borders added, I laid out the large triangles to make sure I created the look I wanted. I also wanted to be sure the same pattern pieces weren’t directly next to each other. Once I settled on the layout, I sewed the triangles together. I left one side unsewn as the opening for the tree skirt.
For the backing, I knew I wanted some sort of plaid fabric. I thought I would pick a red and green plaid, but didn’t find anything I thought went with the plaids on the top of the skirt. In the end, I went with the black and white plaid fabric from the Holiday Road Trip collection by DT-K Signature for StudioE.
For the quilting, I kept it simple and quilted about 1/4″ from the seam of each of the individual triangles.
I was hoping to keep the hexagon shape in the centre of the skirt, but it wound up a little wonky after sewing the skirt together. To fix this, I used the Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter to cut a circle. This definitely made the centre look better, and helped saved this tree skirt.
Once I trimmed everything, I bound the skirt using a dark solid green. I also added a flap on one side of the opening. There are many ways to secure the skirt around a Christmas tree, such as adding fabric that can be tied, adding snaps or velcro. I chose to add buttons. I thought it would provide a nice look, plus I had everything I needed on hand.
This tree skirt came out great. It is a little smaller than the previous tree skirt I made, which will make it perfect for a smaller Christmas tree. The colours and prints of the fabric, especially the plaids, give this skirt a rustic cabin feel, and the wooden buttons down the opening provide a nice finish.
This will look great under our Christmas tree this year.