Class Details for Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Number of Lessons: 3
Price: US$ 30.00 Now US$ 18.00
Tutor: Ruth Blanchet
On Demand: Start anytime

Decorate your Christmas tree with a tree skirt using applique or patchwork. You can make any size base to suit your tree and then decorate it with as much or as little as you want. We have three Christmas applique designs - poinsettia, holly and snowflakes. If applique is not your thing, then you can insert your own pieced blocks instead. Ruth will show you how. Also included in this class are easy methods of quilting using either straight stitch quilting or free-motion techniques. You will love our videos that will support the easy-to-follow instructions and photos.

Supplies and Outline

For all designs:

Background using 1 fabric only: 2 1/2 yds [3 yds; 4 yds] 
Background using 2 fabrics: Outer fabric: 1 1/2 yds [1 7/8 yds; 2 1/2 yds] & Inner fabric: 1 yd [1 1/8 yds; 1 1/2 yds] 

Binding Fabric: 2/3 yd [3/4 yd; 1 1/4 yd] 
Batting & backing fabric at least 4" larger than quilt size 
Thread for piecing and quilting 
8-10 snaps (or snap tape) OR velcro OR 2yd ribbon for closure 
Sewing machine and accessories 
General quilting supplies such as rotary cutter, mat and rulers 
Wedge Ruler (optional but useful) - wedge template is supplied in pattern 

For all Applique designs: 
1-1 1/2yd fusible webbing 
Machine embroidery thread to match applique fabrics 
Teflon Sheet, parchment paper or baking paper 
Lightbox maybe useful 

Note: The following amounts are only a guideline for purchasing applique fabrics. You may use a larger variety of fabrics in which case the yardage will be smaller. 

Poinsettia Design: 
4-6 fat eighths red fabrics for flowers 
4 fat eighths of green for leaves 
Scraps of yellow for flower centers 

Holly Design: 
1/4 yd green for leaves 
Scraps of red for berries 

Snowflake Design: 
1/2 yd for snowflakes 

For pieced block insert 
If you are inserting your own blocks, you will have extra background fabric. This can be used for your block backgrounds. In addition, you will need EIGHT 10" [12"; 14"] (finished) pieced blocks.