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Merry-Go-Round Tree Skirt

Finish a festive six-sided tree skirt fast using a cleverly cut border print. Choose novelty prints from the same collection to ensure that the fabrics will complement each other.


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Assemble Units

1. Using the 60-degree angle on a quilting ruler, cut three triangles from one holiday novelty print 20-1⁄2x42" strip (Diagram 1). Repeat to cut six triangles total. On each triangle, use a safety pin to mark the edge that is on the fabric’s crosswise grain (the edge indicated by arrows in Diagram 1).

2. Fold a holiday border print strip in half widthwise and finger-press to mark center. Fold a holiday novelty print triangle in half along pinned edge and finger-press to mark center. With right sides together, sew together border print strip and triangle, aligning centerlines. Press seam toward triangle.

3. Using a quilting ruler, trim border print strip even with triangle edges to make triangle unit A (Diagram 2).

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make three total of triangle unit A.

5. Repeat steps 2 and 3, pressing seams toward strips to make three total of triangle unit B.