I love anything to do with Christmas, so the recent popularity of Christmas in July gives me an extra excuse to play Christmas music, and work on Christmas projects!
I also love the versatility of the GO! dies – being able to use them for more than what they were designed for. For example, instead of using the GO! Holiday Medley die for applique, making these cute fabric Christmas trees!
Quick and easy to make, they can be used to decorate the Christmas tree, add to gifts, or just hang them around the house!
- AccuQuilt GO! Big or GO! Fabric Cutter
- AQ55043 GO! Holiday Medley
- AQ55112 GO! Cutting Mat 6” x 12”
- Scraps of Christmas Fabric
- A handful of Hobby Fill or other stuffing fibre
- 4 inches of ribbon or ricrac
- Sewing Machine
- Matching Sewing Thread
- General Sewing Tools
- or one Christmas tree, using AQ55043 GO! Holiday Medley:
- placing the scraps of fabric wrong sides together, cut two trees
Sewing Instructions:All seams are ¼” unless otherwise specified.
- Keep the two tree shapes wrong sides together and start sewing from the base of the tree, about a 1/4” from the edge.
There is no need to follow the shape of the tree exactly, just sew roughly around the edges. (See closeup photo at the end of this post)
- As you get close to the top, fold the ribbon/ricrac in half and place between the two layers at the top of the tree.
- Sew slowly around the top of the tree, backstitching a few times on top of the ribbon/ricrac to secure in place.
- Continue sewing around the tree till you reach the bottom of the base on the other side.
- Leave the bottom of the tree open to fill with stuffing fibre.
- Gently fill the tree with fibre, pushing small pieces through to the top and edges of the tree. Using the back of a pencil can be helpful.
- When the tree is filled, take it back to the sewing machine and sew the gap closed.