Many quilters like to make holiday quilts for their homes. December rolls around, and all of the Christmas quilts come out! If you are into handmade decor, why stick to quilts? Think outside of the box! Use your quilting skills to create quilted stockings and tree skirts for your home. Not only are they fun to sew, this allows patchwork to be added to more places in your home. These items also make perfect gifts for the Christmas lovers in your life.
Here are 7 charming Christmas stocking and tree skirt projects to stitch up this holiday season:
Stocking Advent Calendar:
Tiny = cute! This adorable advent calendar pattern features individual mini stockings that you can fill with tiny goodies. Be sure to check out the blog link in the pattern for step-by-step tutorial instructions.
Holly Jolly Christmas Tree Skirt:
It's time to toss out that store-bought tree skirt! A handmade tree skirt like this will quickly become a cherished family heirloom and a wonderful addition to your holiday decor. Choose your six favorite Christmas fabrics and customize this pattern to fit your own style. This is a pieced (no templates!) tree skirt that is quilted and has a backing and binding, just like a regular quilt.
Use the Quilted Stocking pattern to create a set of stockings out of your favorite fabrics. Fusible fleece makes the stockings very strong and durable, ready to hold all those wonderful Christmas surprises! Check out Nite Owl Quilting’s pattern shop for the Hexagon Tree Skirt and Merry Christmas Wall Art patterns pictured above.
Woodland Forest Tree Skirt/Table Topper:
If you are looking for a quick way to "spruce" up your holiday decorating, the Woodland Forest tree skirt is what you need. Large pieces and straight seams make for a quick finish of this unique design. No special ruler required! Directions include full-sized templates and options for creating a tree skirt.
These pieced stockings are sure to make any quilter happy! Pull out your leftover fabrics for this scrap-busting project. Five different designs are included in this stocking pattern. Prior quilting is beneficial, as precise cutting and seam allowances are a necessity.
Tinsel Mini Christmas Tree Skirt:
Those mini trees need decorating too! The lovely pattern features simple piecing and charming prairie points . No templates or binding needed in this beginner-friendly patterns. This tree skirt is perfect for those smaller display trees.
Star Medallion Tree Skirt:
Sew up this lovely tree skirt to enhance your holiday decor. This stunning project is a surprisingly quick sew, and it will take a mere afternoon to create. Simple construction with classy design, the finished quilt measures 54" by 54" from point to point.