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Planting a Fabric Tree

It’s been bustling around the Studio these days. One of our very popular items this season has been our holiday tree bundles.

Tree bundlesThis year during our annual shop hop Charlie from Connecticut came down to participate in the Quest and went on one of our buses. Charlie brought a gift from his local quilt shop, That’s Sew Debbie, in Groton, Connecticut. It was a cute fat quarter bundle with four fabrics folded into a tree.

Of course, I had to figure out how the pieces were folded. I dissected the bundle and came up with a system that works for me.

The first fold is long side to long side.
The first fold is long side to long side.

When you make the first fold, be sure to fold long side to long side. I wanted to hide all the raw edges, get a perfect 60 degree triangle when done and have it compact enough to stay together. My Perfect Cut 60 Degree Ruler worked great to get the angle.

Folding a tree2The first words out of everyone’s mouth when they see one of the trees is “It’s so cute!”

Green treeWe think they make adorable Christmas gifts and wanted to share the process of assembling them with you. Watch the video below and start folding some yourself!

Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Planting a Fabric Tree

  1. How cute are those trees. I think my friends need a tree for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks so much for the fun and colorful fabric tree demo. You were color coordinated with the quilt hanging behind you! A feast for the eyes. Always look forward to your weekly blog entry

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