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Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Everyone needs a Christmas Tree skirt - create poinsettias, holly or snowflakes on yours.

With: Ruth Blanchet
Skill Level: Beginner

Everyone needs a Christmas Tree skirt - create poinsettias, holly or snowflakes on yours.

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3 Lessons
Type: On-demand
Price: $30.00
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Features

Description

This design is a Christmas best selling pattern. Ruth's step-by-step instructions, enhanced with tips and tricks, will guide you through this entire project in a timely manner while learning several different methods of applique and quilting. The class is three lessons long and begins with selecting fabrics and colors to use, includes easy to use methods of applique, teaches quilting techniques and finishes with ideas to add your label and embellishments. Class Project is 28" square.

Student Comments

Jane:

This class is very detailed with pattern options.

Supplies Required for Workshop

For all designs:

Background using 1 fabric only: 2 1/2 yds [3 yds; 4 yds] 
OR 
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.

Projects Made By Ruth Blanchet

Here are some projects made using the techniques learned in this workshop.

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