Make a Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt with our Jumbo Piping Sewing Tips

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Make a Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt with our Jumbo Piping Sewing Tips

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Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

Make a Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt with a convenient pre-printed fabric panel by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs. We’re sewing our NEW! Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt with Clover’s Jumbo Wrap ‘N Fuse Piping – made with coordinating Candy Green Fabric and a zipper foot! Clover’s Jumbo Wrap ‘N Fuse Piping is 3/8″ in width and adds a bold edge finish – to any home dec project!

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Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial

This project uses 1/4″ seam allowances. Read all instructions before beginning.

Approximate finished size: 54″ round.

Our NEW! Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt sewing project by Team NZP goes together in an afternoon of sewing and features the Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt Fabric Panel, Merry Little Christmas Candy Green Fabric, Cream Cotton Shades Wide Backing Fabric.

 

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

Clover's Wrap N Fuse Piping available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt Supplies Listing

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

JT445_01 Quilter’s Starch Savvy Available Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Note From Team Nancy

 

 

Preshrink fabrics and fabric panel by steaming and pressing, and steaming and pressing a second time, and then spray press and starch fabric with June Tailor’s Quilter’s Starch Savvy— press and starch, press and starch.

 

Prepare Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt

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Cut Fabric and Batting

 

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Note From Team Nancy

 

Optional: For a loftier quilted tree skirt, add one layer Pellon Nature’s Touch Batting – behind backing fabric – prior to cutting out layers!

 

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

Create Jumbo Piping

 

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Meet short ends of bias fabric strips, right sides together, offsetting each seam end 1/4″.
  • Stitch short ends with 1/4″ seams.
  • Chain stitch from one strip to the next, and create one approximately 172″ continuous bias strip.

 

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Clip chain-stitched threads between strips.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Press seams flat, then press to one side.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Place Wrap ‘N Fuse Piping to wrong side of bias strip – aligning long cut edges, and placing piping 5/8″ from short fabric end.
  • “Wrap” bias fabric strip around Wrap ‘N Fuse Piping.
  • Set iron to low/medium temperature on dry setting.
  • Press fabric edges (seam allowance), pressing for ten seconds. Note: No need to press cording.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

 

Note From Team Nancy

 

Create piping in minutes—simply wrap Wrap ‘N Fuse Piping with fabric, press to fuse, and you have instant piping! Fusing-basting fabric around cording to create piping saves valuable time! It’s a no-hassle way of creating a tasteful accent.

 

Clover's Wrap N Fuse Piping available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Wrap and Fuse Piping available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Open one short end of piping to verify piping is about 5/8″ from short fabric end.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

Clover's Wrap N Fuse Piping Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

 

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Open end of piping and trim away extra piping cording – about 5/8″ inside Tree Skirt cut edge.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

 

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

 

Note From Team Nancy

 

If you’ve opted to include a layer of batting – place batting behind backing fabric – prior to pinning/clipping layers!

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Stitch around Tree Skirt radius straight cut seams, pivot at corners, and continue stitching around entire outside Tree Skirt Fabric Panel.
  • NOTE: Do not stitch around inner center circle!

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

Note From Team Nancy

 

When approaching bulky piping seams, use The Big Jig behind and/or under presser foot – to stitch beyond the bulk of the seam!

 

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Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • After turning Tree Skirt right side out, attached standard presser foot, and baste around inner center circle, through all layers, at a scant 1/4″ from cut edge.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

Prepare Center Binding/Ties

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Stitch bias fabric strips together and create one approx. 72″ continuous bias strip.
  • Press seams flat, then press seams open.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Straight-cut both bias fabric strip short ends.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Open both pressed fabric strip ends and press under 5/8″ along each short end.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Refold pressed fabric strip, fold a second time – meeting long folded edges. Press.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Measure in 18″ from one bias fabric strip end.
  • Open folded fabric strip and place a marked line at 18″ from one strip end.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Place opened bias fabric strip to tree skirt center, meeting cut edges right sides together, and aligning marked line to Tree Skirt radius seam edge.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

 

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Stitch bias cut strip to tree skirt center circle edge, with scant 1/4″ seam.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Edgestitch folded bias fabric strip along long open seam edge.

 

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

 

Note From Team Nancy

 

When edgestitching folded bias fabric strip, first begin stitching on an anchor cloth (folded fabric scrap). Stitch directly from the anchor cloth onto bias fabric strip, without cutting threads!

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

  • Continue stitching entire length of bias fabric strip/ties.

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

 

Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog available at ShopNZP.com

Optional: Add straight line machine quilting accents with The Ultimate Quilt ‘N Stitch Presser Foot! Giveaway, below!

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For a chance to be one of the random winner of an Ultimate Quilt ‘N Stitch Presser Foot from Clover, please leave a comment below about our NEW! Merry Little Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Project!

Clover will give away one Ultimate Quilt ‘N Stitch Presser Foot to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions.

 

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8 Comments

  • kathy rucker
    December 12, 2020

    what an awesome project and tutorial!

  • Peg
    December 12, 2020

    GREAt tutorial re: the extra wide piping and fusible cord. How slick and easy. Want to give this a try soon

    • Angela J Short
      December 12, 2020

      I love your tree skirt. I’d love to try to make one. Nice tutorial. Awesome piping! Definitely wanna try the piping! Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom 🌟🎄

  • Bonnye
    December 12, 2020

    The Christmas skirt is really cute. I like the extra wide piping with the fusible cord. Great idea..

  • Vivian Y.
    December 12, 2020

    The fabrics you’ve picked for this project make it adorable! Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial., too.

  • Dawn Williams
    December 12, 2020

    That tree skirt is so cute!!

  • CariAnn Kampen
    December 12, 2020

    That tree skirt looks amazing!! I want to make one. I also love the pressure foot for making the stitching together job a little easier.

  • BevM
    December 13, 2020

    I’m eager to try the fusible pipping. It is tedious to have to sew/baste as many times as I usually do to add piping to pillows.

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