Sunday, October 19, 2014

Granny Square Quilted Tree Skirt + Pillow

 Hi there! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!   Last weekend, at my little sewing retreat with my mom, we made this darling Quilted Granny Square Tree Skirt! The best part is, we put together kits for this lovely Tree Skirt, so you can make one of your very own!

Click HERE to purchase Tree Skirt Kit - sold out

Click Here for the Free PDF Pattern
I have a slight obsession with granny squares right now.  I pretty much adore them, and love the vintage vibe they give.  They are so darn easy to sew up, and they are so lovely all sewn together in this little tree skirt! I am in love!  I couldn't be happier with how this turned out, and I am so glad I get to share the pattern with you! 

Since I was at my mom's house I got to quilt this baby up on her Bernina....oh man was I in heaven! It quilted like a dream.  I got this quilted in like a half an hour! I decided to a meandering pattern for the quilting, and I am really happy with how it turned out.

My mom did all the binding, she is the Binding Fairy after all! :) There is nothing like hand binding! The red binding just frames up the skirt perfectly!

Click Here to download the FREE PDF pattern

If you purchased our kit, you will have enough left over fabric to whip up an extra granny square--so I thought it would be perfect to make a matching pillow! All you need is a 14" pillow form and some batting to make yourself a lovely little pillow to match!

To make this pillow, you will follow the same instructions on the PDF download to make one granny square block.

Your block will measure 11.25" square.

So this is how you make a quilted pillow:

1.  Make one granny square block.

2.  Add a border to your block.  I used 2.5" strips to make my border.  Which happened to be the perfect size!  Your block should be around 14" give or take a little.  I like my pillow covers to be a little snug on my pillows.

3. Quilt your block.  To quilt your block, cut out a square of batting that is about 1" larger on all sides than your block.  Baste your block.  I just stuck in some basting pins, to keep my block and batting from shifting while I quilted it.

4.  I quilted mine using straight lines,  doing a 1/4" lines from all the seams.

5. Trim any excess batting off your block.

6.  Turn your block into a pillow, using the envelope pillow tutorial right here! 

That's it! You have yourself a darling pillow to match your tree skirt!


Patch the Giraffe said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I actually need to make a tree skirt and this is perfect.

Vicki H said...

My sister has been wanting a tree skirt. I think this pattern is just the ticket. Thanks.

Unknown said...

Oh that tree skirt if fabulous. I have only been thinking this week about whether it's time to make a tree skirt for our tree... may have to give it even more consideration now after seeing this! Fabulous!

Jennie @ Porch Swing Quilts said...

It's darling! Love a good tree skirt, especially ones as pretty as this! I'm a sucker for the granny squares blocks too. I'm quilting my big one on Thursday and I can't wait!

Wendi said...

I love the tree skirt, thanks for sharing!!!

RobotMomSews said...

Super cute!!

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