Decorate Your Christmas Tree
With: Ruth Blanchet
Skill Level: Beginner
Everyone needs a Christmas Tree skirt - create poinsettias, holly or snowflakes on yours.
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.
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]
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.
4-6 fat eighths red fabrics for flowers
4 fat eighths of green for leaves
Scraps of yellow for flower centers
1/4 yd green for leaves
Scraps of red for berries
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.