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with Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield
Online Class

The Quilted Tree Skirt

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Looking for a quick and easy stash-busting project that’s perfect for holiday gifting? Look no further! Join designer Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and learn to sew a simple patchwork tree skirt. Using pre-cut strips and backing fabric, Caroline will guide you step by step to complete your skirt with strip piecing and walking-foot quilting. Plus, find out how to add buttons and tassels to really make the design your own.


  • intermediate
  • 4 episodes
  • 59m

Included in this Class

1. Making the Star Blades

1. Making the Star Blades

Meet Caroline and start your tree skirt by creating the pieced blades with strip piecing. See how sewing strips together before you cut makes quick work of the skirt's pieces. Then, explore color options and cut with the template (included in your materials) to create each blade.

2. Sewing the Blades to the Batting

2. Sewing the Blades to the Batting

Once your blades are cut, arrange and sew them to the batting to create the skirt. Caroline shows you how to prepare the batting, secure each blade, and prepare the button loops you'll use to close the skirt.

3. Assembling the Skirt

3. Assembling the Skirt

Watch your skirt come together as you stack, sew and quilt the layers. Prepare the backing and baste the quilt, then sew the layers, without traditional binding, for a quick and beautiful finish.

Recommended with this class

  • 36 strips of fabric 2½" wide x 40" long in two colors (18 strips of each color)
  • 2 yards of fabric for the backing
  • 1½ yards of cotton quilt batting (enough to cut a 52" square)
  • ½ yard of ¼" elastic or elastic cording
  • 5 buttons 1" in diameter
  • 8 skeins of regular 6-strand embroidery thread
  • Thread
  • Standard quilting supplies
  • Walking foot