Christmas Tree Wallhanging

I can no longer have a Christmas tree.  My living room has been overran by sewing machines.  I still want something though.  So what does a quilter do?  She, or he, makes a Christmas tree wallhanging.  This one is super easy, you can break out your stash fabric and use it up, you can customize the colors to fit into your decor as well.  So let's make a Christmas tree wallhanging or three, you could put one in every room in your house.

Christmas Tree Wallhanging project



Everything but the green fabric came from my stash.  I bought the green just for the tree.  Not that I didn't have what I needed in my stash, there was some great fabric but I just fell in love with it.  I'm too the point that I don't buy fabric unless I "need" it for a blog project.  Sadly, my plan for the background bombed.  I had a one all set up and then lost two strips.  I didn't have anymore of that fabric so I went to plan B and went scrappy.

SUPPLIES and Cutting
Green Fabric - (2) 2.5 inch strips cut into 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 inch pieces
Black Fabric -  (3) 2.5 inch strips cut into (2) of each of the following sizes 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5 inch pieces
Black Fabric - (1) 2 inch strip cut into (2) 20" piece
Black Fabric - (1) 3.5 inch strip cut into (2) 8.75" pieces
Brown Fabric - (1) 3.5 inch square
Border Fabric (3) 1.5 inch strips
Backing Fabric, batting, binding for quilt
ALL SEAMS ARE 1/4"

The hard part is the cutting after that it's easy peasy to put this together.

The first step is to make 20" long strips with our green and black.  In the cutting instructions I put the cuts in the order that go from bottom to top.  So you sew a 2.5" to the each end of the 16" green strip, 3.5" to each end of the 14" green strip, and so on and sew forth. ;)


Now we sew rows together.  I told you guys it was super easy!!


See how much that quarter inch seam shrinks the project.  Now we make the trunk.  I have to show off this brown fabric.  I only had a 3.5" square of it so I based my whole trunk around that.  It was just too perfect.


Doesn't that look just like tree bark?  Ok, enough of me fangirling over a piece of fabric.  Those black 3.5" pieces we cut go on either side of this.


Now we have a tree trunk.  We sew this onto the bottom of our tree, of course.



Boom!  We have a Christmas tree!  We just need to close the top and bottom off.  I used the 2" black strip to do this.


There we go we have a tree.  Now my border is a little out there.  I went with a hand dyed blue with greens and purples because those are the colors of my Christmas decorations.  I wanted this to tie in with the rest of my home at Christmas time.  I encourage you to border your tree in colors that work with your home.


The finished size is 22x26.5.  It's almost bigger than my display table and I was too short to get over the top of it to get a straight down photo.  Now, you can decorate your tree however you want to.  If you want to put Christmas balls on it, ribbon, it's all up to you.  I'm going to decorate my tree with free motion quilting.  When I get it done I'll post an update so you can see it.


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About Melissa Shields

Mel is a 30 something year old quilter, attempting to balance her old school roots with today's trends. When not sewing or shopping for a new sewing machine Mel enjoys reading, reality TV, and Nascar.

1 comments:

  1. Totally pinning this. My friend quilted a Christmas tree wall hanging and she added button holes through which she pushed the lights on a small string of xmas lights. She also found tiny ornaments which she let's her kids pin on each year.

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