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I know, I have shown you a tree project in the recent past.
However, this is one that could be used as a block, embellishment for a Christmas card or for a small mug rug (hostess gift?) or a quilt. It will take you where your imagination goes!
You use a 1/2 circle to make it and it is both quick and easy and your friends will say "how did you make that?"
You will need:
A circle "template" (I used a 8 1/2 round luncheon plate)
pen or marker
2 pieces of green fabric to fit your template
2 1/2" square of brown trunk fabric
Background fabric to fit your tree (I used 10 1/2" square)
Embellishments as you wish
Batting if you are making it into a small quilt
Backing if you are making it into a small quilt
Binding fabric if you wish to bind it
Thread to match all fabrics
How to make it:
2. Using your circle template trace and cut one circle from each of 2 green fabrics.
3. Press your trunk fabric under on all 4 sides, 1/4"
3. Cut out your background fabric
4. Sew 2 circles right sides together using a 1/4" seam allowance. You will not need to leave an opening, sew all the way around
5. Find the centre of the circles by folding them in 1/2 and cut with a rotary cutter through the 2 layers (you will have enough for 2 trees)
6. Turn the 1/2 circles to the right side and press, set one aside to make a second tree project. Zig zag the raw straight edge with a green thread.
7. Mark the centre along the straight edge of your 1/2 circle by pressing it
8. Fold your left corner towards your centre as shown below and press
9. Turn the 1/2 circle so the raw edge is away from you, take the edge of the corner and fold it back. Line up the straight edge with the first fold line.
10. Flip your tree over. Take the shorter edge and line it up with the longer edge on the opposite side.
11. Press your new tree, pin the trunk and tree to your background and appliqué in a method you like.
12. Quilt and embellish as desired and admire your efforts.
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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