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Scherenschnitte Prairie Point Tree Skirt

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Scherenschnitte Tree Skirt

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Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Style Holiday, Classic, Formal / Bridal
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What materials did you use? white cotton & thread, light batting

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What are you most proud of? Making something to compliment my Scherenschnitte ornaments when I couldn't find anything...

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a small tree skirt - start with something small! I used two different sizes of prairie points and layered the smaller ones centered over the larger ones. This technique makes great straight bands as well, and I figured that if I put one on the side front opening of a jacket, I could put buttonholes in the center openings of some prairie points! Very formal.

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Very beautiful and elegant, looks like loads of work.

03/07/2012 Flag

That's what I like about it... it LOOKS like loads of work! (Hi, Pamela! looks like all Pamela's sewing rooms look alike! love your project)

03/08/2012 Flag

I have just looked at your tree, oh my goodness it is incredible, I love it, and would prefer this christmas tree to any other.

03/07/2012 Flag

wow, thanks! it is our favorite tree. Try Scherenschnitte, even the simple ones are gorgeous. Google it! You cut 2 papers together and stitch down the center, leaving thread for a loop.

03/08/2012 Flag

Very Nice it is a new concept to making a tree. I love it.

03/08/2012 Flag

I have seen this in person and it is FABULOUS. I hope to make one for my Scherenschnitte Tree too!

03/22/2012 Flag

Pam, how do I find out how to make this skirt

08/12/2014 Flag

I am so sorry, I just made it up. Look at your tree stand and decide how far out on the table top you want your tree skirt to go. Now go just above the tree stand where it holds the tree base and hold the end of your measuring tape there. Pull the tape out to the first mark on the table, and this is the radius of your circle. Draw the circle on your fabric with a small circle in the center (big enough for the tree trunk) and one line to cut on from the center straight out to the outside edge (the radius). Because the tree skirt will make a cone, when you wrap this fabric circle around the tree you will overlap the cut radius edges. Draw lines out from the enter like spokes and do your decorative stitching. Now make your decorated edge Prairie Points (Google instructions on the web) and stitch around the base. To cover this seam, stitch bias cut strip on top. Bind the remaining raw edges. Good luck!

08/15/2014 Flag