Quilted Tree Skirt Class + Pattern

A few weeks ago, Caroline of Sew Can She emailed to see if I would be interested in reviewing her latest Craftsy class making a Quilted Tree Skirt. Well, I’ve been wanting to make a tree skirt for a while now, and when I saw the picture I LOVED it and definitely wanted to learn how to make this one!

image courtesy of SewCanShe

Caroline’s pattern is SO clever and easy to follow. The pattern is pre-cuts friendly – it calls for 2 1/2″ strips. So you can use your favorite pre-cuts, or easily cut your own strips (which is what I did) if you want to use your stash.

In addition to quilt piecing techniques, thanks to an easy strip-piecing method, Caroline also teaches how to easily quilt the tree-skirt yourself. I was a little worried about doing this because of the odd-shaped “quilt” with the many points, etc., but her method is SO SLICK and she makes it look so simple. She uses some quilt-as-you-go techniques to save a lot of time and headache. I loved it!

Caroline walks you through the whole process step-by-step in the video class. She also discusses quilting and how to make these tassels yourself from embroidery floss for the perfect finishing touch.

I use a more formal Christmas tree in my front room that has needed a tree skirt for way too long. (For the past few years I’ve been using a folded up table cloth from Target.) So I was very excited to finally make a pretty tree skirt for this tree. The tree is mostly gold and red so I choose these Gold Sparkle fabrics from Riley Blake (some prints are still available from Etsy) for a sparkly, fancy tree skirt.

The project came together really quickly for me and I’m thoroughly enjoying it! (I think part of the reason I enjoyed it so much is that I’ve been spending a lot of my quilting time lately trying to figure out how to tell other people to make something. So it was SO refreshing to not have to think and to just let sometime walk me through the steps for creating this project.) And Caroline’s instructions are awesome.

Quilted Tree Skirt made with Riley Blake Gold Sparkle Fabrics

Here’s a sneak peek of how it’s turning out so far. I love it and I can’t wait to finish it up! I was amazed how quickly it came together – I got most of it done in one afternoon. (I think I could have got a lot farther if I hadn’t had to stop and help proofread an 8th Grade US History paper about North American explorers. But that’s important too, I suppose.)

I’m feeling pretty proud of myself for being ahead of the holiday game this year. (Usually I’m the queen of last-minute Christmas sewing, which then turns into post-Christmas sewing. By which time I’m kind of done with Christmas and it goes in a bag until next year’s last-minute-Christmas sewing. It’s a vicious cycle.)

If you are interested in Caroline’s Quilted Tree Skirt Class, you can find it here, on Craftsy*. I think it’s a great class for a great price! It’s basically the same price as most individual patterns, but it’s got a full video class to walk you through all the steps! I’ve enjoyed making it so much, I’m definitely going to make another one this year. Someone will get the coolest gift!

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    September 5, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    That’s amazing! When I saw your first photo, I wondered to myself how it would look in neutrals and metalics…thanks for showing me! Love it.

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      September 11, 2017 at 11:06 am

      You’re welcome! 🙂

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    September 5, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Your Christmas tree skirt is beautiful, Amy! I especially like the colors you’ve chosen and can see it with your red and gold decorated tree.

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    September 10, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Dear Amy, Because our family lives faraway and we go to see them at Christmas, we stopped putting up a big tree. We have a 3 foot one we put on a table on the front porch in front of the living room window. I have never found a good pattern for a skirt for the little tree. Do you have any suggestions? Your red and white is gorgeous. I would not want colors that would show the dust that comes in from our clay dirt road. I will just wash after the season. Thank you so much for any ideas.

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    September 10, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Love it. Where do I find the 25% off coupon please

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      September 11, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Hi Doreen! Click on the link that says 25% off. That will take you directly to the class. When you click Add to Cart, the discounted price will show up. (I don’t know why it works that way, but for some reason it does.)

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    Needle and Foot
    September 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    The tree skirt made in festive gold is so pretty. You will be so happy to use this come December!

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    November 11, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I Love it!!! Am going to order the class and purchase the Riley Blake Rose Gold Collection. However, I don’t know how I’ll figure out the yardage! It is sold in fat quarters, which would give me 21″ x 2.5 strips. Also sold as yardage.

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      November 11, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Exciting! If you can purchase regular 1/4 yard cuts, that would give you the full width to cut your own 2 1/2″ strips. I think if you got 4 or 5 cuts, you’d have a variety of prints but not too much left over. Or enough to make a second tree skirt!

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    December 5, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Love this. What is the finished size?

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      December 7, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      It’s about 52″ x 52″

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    Cindy Wallace
    November 28, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Amy, I love your tree skirt! I bought the video class on Craftsy, but can’t find Caroline’s class materials (templates, yardage requirements, written instructions, etc.) Would you be able to tell me where I can find these things? Thanks a lot!

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    Chris Bolger
    August 9, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Hi, I am looking for this tree skirt pattern, but I understand that it is no longer available on Craftsy. Can I purchase it directly from the designer?

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      August 10, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      Good news! Craftsy has been acquired by a new company and will be available again in September along with all of it’s online quilting classes. 🙂

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    Lauren Ohnesorge
    September 10, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Hi, I am looking to find the template for this design and am not seeing an active link. Is there a way to just get the template itself and not the videos if any of those are even available?

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      September 11, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      The pattern template is only available as part of the video class. Craftsy is back on line and the class is available again!

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    Jennifer Jimison
    October 7, 2020 at 6:16 am

    I had this class in my library and when I try to log into Craftsy it says it is unable to load and that my library is empty. Any suggestions?

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      October 7, 2020 at 10:20 am

      Definitely reach out to Craftsy directly. They changed owners this summer and have been working feverishly to transfer everyone’s classes to new accounts. They’ll definitely be able to help!

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    November 11, 2020 at 8:11 am

    I’m going to make this skirt with only 4 colors: black & white plaid, gray, black, & white. I’m going to use your template to make sold sections instead of strip piecing. That’s every other plaid with white, gray and black alternating. It’s not for me but a friend. I suppose I have to tape (overlap) the A & B template together accounting for the seam allowance? Wish me luck!!

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      November 11, 2020 at 3:14 pm

      That sounds so cool! Caroline’s instructions are really good – she’ll walk you through all of the details!

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    Christine Berry
    December 1, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Hi, there. I tried to purchase the online class for making the tree skirt and your website told me I hadn’t entered my first name….when I had. Couldn’t complete purchase.

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      December 1, 2020 at 2:58 pm

      Hi Christine! The class is hosted by the website, Craftsy, which is a separate website. I don’t have any control over their registration process. Definitely reach out to the customer service. I’m sure they’ll be able to get it taken care of. https://www.craftsy.com/contact/


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    Luci Randall
    January 1, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    I love it. My daughter has requested this for next year. How do I access (or purchase) the pattern without accessing Craftsy?

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      January 2, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      Unfortunately this pattern is only available through Craftsy. But, considering its the same price as most quilt patterns and you get video class instruction, it’s a pretty great deal.

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