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I probably started sewing as a measure of self defense; if my mom was busy teaching me about 5/8" seams and casings for elastics, there was no way she could whip up yet another set of matching floor ...

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Mod-ified Trees

from EvaPaige Quilt Designs Hottie Haven shop
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Mod-ified Trees
Mod-ified Trees Cool self-bordering action
Mod-ified Trees Leaves Galore compatible!
Mod-ified Trees Who said trees have to be green?
Mod-ified Trees Cover photo

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • confidently rotary cut
  • basic machine quilting
  • sandwich a quilt
  • zig zag stitch
  • try new things

Pattern Description:

Pink Christmas trees were a staple in the oh-so-mod 60s. I'm bringing them back in "Mod-ified Trees." Lucy surely would have picked these if they had been on the lot, and Charlie Brown surely would have said no, but what does he know?

Mod-ified Trees hung out in my head for quite a while before I finally picked up my tools and just went for it already. Once I gathered my supplies and started sewing, I was able to make the entire cover quilt from start to finish in less than four hours. Of course, your results may vary, but this is a project that it truly would be hard to spend more than a day on; it is perfect for a quick diversion when you are sick of big projects, or as an almost instant gift when you find out the wedding shower is THIS week not next week, or you are throwing a Christmas dinner party and realize the afternoon before that you need some new duds for the table.

The cover quilt was made using Leaves Galore "Petite" template, and if you own that, fantastic; if you are like me you are always looking for new patterns to use the templates with, so here you go.. If you don't own it, and have no desire to do so, also fantastic. You can still whip this up using the easy alternative cutting directions, so no special equipment beyond a good attitude is needed.

Machine quilting is done prior to the applique on this project, which helps the applique give a second quilting dimension once it is in place. The piece is self-bordered with border applique units cut from the leftovers of the tree fabrics.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16" x 39"


  • Six 12" squares of prints
  • 1/2 yard background
  • 3/4 yard backing
  • batting
  • 1/2 yard binding
  • coordinating or contrasting threads for quilting and machine applique

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 yard Mistyfuse
  • Optional - Leaves Galore "Petite" template