A few years ago I picked up a pack of precut hexagons with no plan. This was before I had ever sewn a hexagon or even knew HOW to sew hexagons together by machine. But I loved the 25th and Pine collection by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics (not available anymore), and knew that someday I’d have the perfect project for it.
I finally got the hexagons out of the drawer this year and decided to make a tree skirt. I marked each hexagon 1/4″ in from each point using a plastic template, then arranged them in a design I liked.
I used this amazing tutorial from Simple Simon & Company to sew the hexagons together. I finished the top while watching the movie White Christmas (my favorite holiday movie). It only took a few hours and was so easy once I got going!
I left three hexagons unsewn to the previous row for a break in the tree skirt. This allowed me to position it freely around the tree bottom, but also kept me from having to cut the hexagons apart before binding.
I didn’t use any batting, but instead opted for a red felt for the backing. I quilted it in straight diagonal lines through all the points with red thread. Then, I used a cream metallic print for the binding. I made sure to cut my binding on the bias so it was stretchy and could maneuver around the hexagon angles.
After using a blanket for a tree skirt the last few years, I’m excited to have a handmade tree skirt under the tree. I love the whimsical fabrics, which go perfectly with our eclectic ornament collection.
Thanks for joining me for “happy hour,”