If you’re making the Designs by JuJu Christmas Tree Skirt, you might find it helpful to keep on track of all 45 parts and pieces using this free downloadable handy Tree Skirt Block Tracker. When I started, I didn’t use this but I found I was forced to make it up as I went along so I’m happy to share it with you!
The inner blocks 1-8 are all different but there are 7 multiples of block #9. Then on the outer blocks, there are 7 multiples of the first block and 8 multiples of the second. It can get kind of crazy as these stack up and you find yourself continually sorting through them to see what’s been done and what there is still to do.
Here is a list of fabrics I used and recommended fabrics if you can’t locate my exact ones. RebsFabStash is putting together fabric kits and should have them ready by the end of Aug 2022. I’ll announce on the PTWT FB group and in a video when they are available for sale
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS BACKGROUNDS (Recommend fabrics without a strong print that might take away from the embroidery)
108″Kimberbell Basics white on gray – https://bit.ly/3d2O7sv
Kimberbell Basics Linen Tonal – https://bit.ly/3PXgaIi
Blossom Gray on White (My fabric) – https://shrsl.com/3n0f1
Blossom Red on White – https://shrsl.com/3n0ez
Blossom White on White – https://shrsl.com/3n0f4
All Blossom Color Choices – – https://shrsl.com/3my1c
APPLIQUE FABRIC SUGGESTIONS
Suedes Blenders – https://bit.ly/3brcL5C
Country Confetti Blenders – https://bit.ly/3Q4P69S
Swirl Blenders – https://bit.ly/3zJgWBZ
Color Blends Tonals – https://bit.ly/3Jl8Nb4
Mistletoe Bella Solids – https://shrsl.com/3n0ev coupled with Nautical Bella Solids – https://shrsl.com/3n0ew
Lori Holt Flea Market Solids – https://bit.ly/3Bvw2NT
Tula Pink Solids – https://bit.ly/3oSEG17
Shades blenders by Riley Blake – https://shrsl.com/3my1b
Kimberbell Basics FQs – https://bit.ly/3vEnbWq
Here is Part 1 of a how-to video where I cover considerations for the pattern make, fabric prep, fabric conservation, and block finishing. I cover block construction and skirt finishing in Part 2.
In this video, I’ll show you how to add a backing, get gorgeous flat blocks with a clean pressed edge finish, and we’ll add the bias tape binding. Enjoy!