Project Potential: Eyelet Tree Skirt Project

Only six months until Christmas, plenty of time to make this tree skirt!

I love seeing what our Secrets of Embroidery Facebook Group members create! This week, Margie Finck Shoemaker shares her lovely Christmas Tree Skirt from Hatched in Africa.

At first glance, the project appears to have been embroidered on a white eyelet Christmas tree skirt. Pieces are actually stitched like freestanding applique, which makes delicate scalloped edges. Stitch on a water-soluble fabric-type stabilizer then trim excess stabilizer and soak or wipe away the rest.

The set includes two shapes. One is the inside of the tree skirt and the other is the outer edging. There are 44 different designs that can be stitched or you can add any of your own. Consider adding a name and date or a family monogram for a wonderful heirloom.

Each piece has two eyelets built into the design. These are easy to cut with an eyelet cutter. Another group member suggested adding Fray Check to each eyelet, letting it dry before cutting. That is great advice.

Satin stitching binds all edges so there is virtually no finish work. Tie each piece to the next with decorative ribbon or cording.

What a truly beautiful heirloom, Margie! Thank you for sharing.