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This Scrappy Christmas Tree Block Comes Together SO Fast!

This scrappy block is a strippy little evergreen tree that’s made up of 1½” wide strips and will finish at 8″ square.

December Scrappy Tree Block

This adorable block comes together in a snap, so it’s perfect for holiday elves with a busy schedule who are looking for a fun project to celebrate the season! 

scraps for tree block

As always, all seams are sewn using a ¼” seam allowance unless otherwise noted. This block requires six green fabrics and one background.

Let’s get started! 

Christmas tree quilt block tutorial

(Want to save this tutorial? Click here to download the PDF version of this tree quilt block tutorial for FREE!)

cutting pieces for tree blockStep 1:

Cutting for this block is simple:

  • Four green strips will be cut 1½” x 5½”
  • Two green strips will be cut 1½” x 4½”

The background fabric will need to be cut into the following:

  • Two strips 1½” x 8½”
  • Two strips 1½” x 6½”
  • Two rectangles 2½” x 3½”
  • Four squares 2½” x 2½”

layout for tree blockStep 2: 

Sew the green strips together lengthwise into pairs and press the seams to one direction.

marking diagonal linesStep 3:

Place a background square on each end of the two 6½” strip units. Mark the square with a diagonal line from corner to corner as shown. Sew on the diagonal line that is marked.

sewing and trimming diagonal seamsStep 4:

Using a ruler and rotary cutter, or scissors, cut away the corners ¼” away from the sewn line. Press the corners away from the green strips.

marking and sewing the top unitStep 5:

Layer one background rectangle on top of the short green strip unit as shown and mark diagonally from corner to corner. Sew on the drawn line and then trim ¼” away from sewn line and press away from the green strips. Repeat with the other side in the same manner to create the top tree unit.

sewing the rows togetherStep 6:

Arrange the three tree units as shown and sew them together. Press the seams toward the bottom unit. This tree unit will now be 6½” square.

sewing the border strips onto the tree unitStep 7:

Sew the 1½” x 6½” background strips to both sides of the tree unit. Press toward the background strips. Then sew the 1½” x 8½” background strips to the top and bottom of the unit. Press the seams toward the background strips.

finished tree blockThis little tree block will now be 8½” square.

If you missed any of our other free scrappy block patterns, they can be found here: 



Hi, It looks as though November and December are referencing the same block, which means I’m missing one of them – my guess is November since the tree pattern makes more sense for that month. Please help, I’d like to be able to make all the blocks. Thanks, Debbie

carlier danielle

very nice web side thank you


I found a mistake on the fist line of the instructions:
It says:
Four green strips will be cut 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
But it should say
Four green strips will be cut 1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

Unfortunately I dicscovered the mistake when I had already cut and assembled 28 blocks. I could not put them together because the first two rows of the tree were one inch short. I hope they fix it.


I also found the measurement mistake, but only after I had cut out 3 of the blocks. I wish I had gone down further on the page to find the posting from Sylvia. It would be nice if they would fix it.

Karen Pollard

I printed out each and every one of these to make! Thank you so much for your generous sharing of your creativity!

Karen Pollard

Jonikka Raines

Thank you, I am making the house pattern. Love your tutorial, again, thanks.


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