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Christmas Tree Skirt and Table Decor

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

I know December 25th is a long way off yet.
But I have been in a Christmas mood lately!

This week I finished the tops for six festive place mats.  Made from last year’s collection, Holiday Frost by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass Fabrics.  I used my new Heat N Bond fusible web to do some fun applique.  It has been a long time since I did any applique!  Each place mat measures approximately 12″ x 18″.

The plan is to use this Holiday Sparkle by Nina Seven for Wilmington Prints for the binding.  Using a slightly darker grey background, this print features text in black, white, red and a hint of sparkle in gold, and blends in nicely with the Holiday Frost line.

Also finished this week….  My very first attempt at a Christmas tree skirt!  Using a modified version of my Boxes-N-Bows design, this skirt is made from six equilateral triangle panels, making a hexagon shape, and measures approximately 56″ from point to point and 48″ from edge to edge.

I found a nice swirly grey wideback print at my local fabric shop which will be used for the backing on both projects.  This is from the Essentials 108″ Backing – Dotty Waves – collection for Wilmington Prints.  The Holiday Sparkle will be used for the binding, to match the place mats above.

Want to make some Boxes-N-Bows blocks, too?   Click here for the block dimensions!

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28 Responses

  1. Maryse says:

    It's beautiful Lorna! the tree skirt is lovely! I can't wait to see how you will quilt it.

  2. Oh, I can just see a pile of beautifully wrapped presents on top – Gorgeous!!! Every year I swear I'm going to make a tree skirt, and every year it slips by. Maybe this year!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    That tree skirt is just beautiful! I love it!

  4. Vera says:

    It is beautiful! I love this color combo.

  5. Lorna the tree skirt looks fabulous! Your home will really look festive this Christmas!

  6. Love them both, think I will make these for me!

  7. Rosa says:

    Wow, this `s just fantastic and love your fabric combo!

  8. Oh, the tree skirt is delightful, Lorna! You are really going to be ready for this holiday season. 🙂

  9. Lara B. says:

    Lorna, your tree skirt and placemats are soooo delightful, even though the weather outside ain't frightful! I love the fabrics of course, but your design is terrific! Love the grey with that kick of red!

  10. KMSC says:

    I love your table runners and tree skirt! The fabrics you used are gorgeous. Thank you for giving your readers the pattern for the present block; it was so generous of you!

  11. kim says:

    Lorna, those are super cute boxes & bows!!I'm imaging them made into Christmas pillows for the couch 🙂

  12. i love those Lorna

  13. Vicki says:

    These are absolutely beautiful. That tree skirt is very inventive. I love this fabric line.

  14. Mari says:

    Beautiful tree skirt and placemats! Very festive! It may be a little early, but Christmas will be here before we know it!

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  16. Unknown says:

    I love the tree skirt and the placemats are so cute. What an awesome block for Christmas.

  17. Super cute tree skirt and placemats. I think I might need to get on and make some myself (if I can find the time).

  18. Your tree skirt is fantastic! Love, love, love!

  19. Margot says:

    Amo seus trabalhos! Obrigada pelos tutoriais.

  20. Georgi says:

    That tree skirt is so cute! I'm going to have to attempt some of those Christmas blocks ~ I could really use some placemats this year!!

  21. I really love the grays and reds together! Merry Christmas!

  22. P. says:

    That is a super cute tree skirt! Love it!

  23. Unknown says:

    I love that this fabric isn't your traditional Christmas colors but it totally brings to mind hot cocoa and snow and the holidays. Love it!! It all came together so well. I love the boxes and bows pattern. Might have to try my hand at it with some of the holiday scrap I have!

  24. I've pinned the Boxes & Bows block in case I get into the holiday spirit too. It would be good to slice into my Christmas stash. I like the look of the hexagon tree skirt. Thanks for sharing your festive projects.

  25. Cheryl says:

    Such a cute block! The tree skirt and the placemats look wonderful. I love your choice of color and the applique.

  26. I am a fairly new follower here but I wanted to say I LOVE YOUR BLOG!

  27. Jo Ferguson says:

    It's wonderful and your fabric/colour choices are perfect. It's stunning!

  28. Unknown says:

    Fabulous! Love all your ideas. I was searching for some Christmas table decorations when I bumped to your blog and I am so glad I did. Now I have new ideas for decorating our table. Cheers!