Turn an Old Quilt Into a Christmas Tree Skirt
Some old quilts are too fragile or tattered to use as bedding, but they're too precious to throw away. Repurpose one into a charming, cottage-style Christmas tree skirt by using the largest intact portion of the quilt.
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- heirloom cutter quilt
- 2 packages double-fold quilt binding
- craft paper or cardboard (for template)
- all-purpose cotton thread that matches binding
- 3-4 yards of coordinating ribbon
Make Template and Cut Quilt
Determine size of tree skirt and which portion of quilt to use for skirt. Make template by taping together several pieces of craft paper to make a square to desired size (Image 1). Fold square in half, then in quarters, then eights and cut curve at edge of paper and unfold to create a circle (Image 2). Pin paper to quilt, then cut around template with sharp scissors (Image 3).
Cut Slit in Tree Skirt
Find center point of tree skirt, then cut out a circular hole to allow for tree trunk (Image 1). Next, cut a straight line from edge to center of skirt to create a slit so sliding the skirt around the tree will be easy (Image 2).
Add Quilt Binding
Wrap double-fold quilt binding around raw edge of quilt and pin in place (Image 1). Cover the entire perimeter of quilt, slit and tree trunk hole. Sew along binding edge and remove pins (Image 2).
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