Directions for the original project can be found here: http://www.u-createcrafts.com/2011/10/creative-guest-burlap-lace-tree-skirt.html.
I spent a few weeks collecting some supplies from the thrift stores, which meant this project only cost me $12 in supplies.
My next step was to cut everything into the right size strips.
This eyelet lace was my favorite! It is actually a thrifted bed skirt that I got for $2.99. I ended up using every inch of the bed skirt between this project and a few others!
I veered from the original instructions only when it came to edges and ruffling. I knew with kids in my household that I will inevitably have to wash this tree skirt, so I decided I wanted no raw edges. So I pulled out some of my vintage accessories and began playing with the hemming foot!
Why did I not try this foot sooner? I was in heaven!!!
Next was the ruffler foot . . . again, why did I not do this sooner?!
It took me no time at all to have a pile of fabric ready to use to build my tree skirt.
Next I took the thrifted table cloth and drew my line and circle to cut out.
I also cut down the size since my tree goes in a very tight corner.
I also hemmed the edges on the table cloth. Once you start with that foot you just can't stop.
I then began sewing on layer upon layer of ruffled fabrics, alternating between them all.
Once all of the layers were attached I trimmed the edges to be perfectly straight.
I then took some of the remaining pieces of the bed skirt fabric and created binding out of it. I attached this all around the raw straight edges and the inner circle. I also used it to create ties.
And the tree skirt is perfect! It looks gorgeous under the tree!
Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful holiday season! Until next time . . . happy quilting!