Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt pattern

Hexagon Log Cabin Quilt block tree skirt tutorial at So Sew Easy.

Hello everyone! This is Becky from Patchwork Posse here to share a project for the Holidays today. I blog about lots of easy sewing projects, and I’m the home of the 52 Quilt Block Pick Up and the Yearly Round Robin.

Today we are going to talk about Hexagons . I’ve for some reason picked up an obsession with it…and I love it! I am kind of a puzzly girl and love shapes and different ways to use them.

This Christmas Tree Skirt is a perfect way to show off a few fun fabrics while covering up a sore spot of the tree trunk– before it gets covered with presents!

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Let’s talk about how to make a Hexagon Tree Skirt!

Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

Materials needed:

1- 5″ Hexagons Templates

2″ strips of Christmas fabric

3 1/2″ strips of christmas fabric {outside border}

6– 15″ X 15″ blocks to cut large hexagons out of

Instructions:
Print off the 5″ Hexagon template on Card Stock or heavy paper

Using the template cut 6 Hexagons. These will be the center of each quilt block

These are strip piecing instructions…which will make your sewing time go a little quicker. We will be sewing on all of the quilt blocks at the same time instead of one at a time. If your strips of fabric are long enough, just place the next piece on top and keep going. By the end you will have all 6 quilt blocks done, instead of one!

1) Sew a 2″ strip across the top of the hexagon

Repeat with the other 5 hexagons

Iron the strip

2) Sew a second strip across the top of the hexagon- it will overlap the first strip {line it up with the straight edge of the hexagon- pin in place if needed before sewing}

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Repeat with the other 5

Iron the strip

3) Continue until the first border is complete

Iron the quilt block well

Trim off the extra fabric stips- hiding underneath and iron again

Square up your quilt block- you will need to square up your quilt block after you finish each border around the center hexagon– Line the ruler up to the seam and trim off any extra

trim the hexagon quilt block

Continue these steps until you have surrounded your hexagon with 3 borders

Repeat again with the last border being the 3 1/2″ strips

Lay one quilt block on top of the 6 large fabric squares and cut out large hexagons

Sew the plain hexagon quilt blocks together in the following order– notice that the last blocks are not sewn together! This is so you can easily get it around your Christmas tree.

hexagon tree skirt tutorial

Repeat with the pieced hexagon quilt blocks

Lay right sides together and pin the blocks

Sew all the way around the blocks, leaving a 3″ opening on one end for turning

{I did not use batting for this project, but you could if you’d like. I kept mine simple and light weight}

Snip corners and turn right sides out

Iron very well and close the turning hole

You can sew a finishing stitch around the tree skirt if you’d like.

hexagon tree skirt tutorial

This project would be a great in a scrappy collection too. I used the same fabric strips for each border around the center, but feel free to use up your scraps and sew them randomly on. Just have fun with it.

Thanks Deby for letting me stop by and share a project. I can’t wait to see what else is coming up! Happy Holiday Sewing everyone!

 Be sure to check out all of my Hexagon projects {I do them often}

Printable Hexagon Templates and Projects
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74 Responses to Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt pattern

  1. Betty Jo Overstreet says:

    I know the hexagons will be pretty made of every but I,m busy trying to get a quilt made for my grand-daughters wedding, Oct. 16,2004.
    Will show it when it is finished.

  2. Rosemary says:

    I love working with hexagons. Last year I made a “fussy cut” table topper for a friend using a Timeless Treasures print that had a border design. It came out great. I recently cut the flowers from scraps of an old Laura Ashley print that I had made seat cushions for my dining room. My sister suggested making a table runner. Hexies are so versatile and there are great for using up all those scraps and can be a “take-along that you can paper piece. I love your Christmas tree skirt-it’s on my “To-do” list. Thanks for the inspiration

  3. LeAnn Knott says:

    I want to make the hexagons into coasters and/or potholders!!!

  4. lmurley2000 says:

    it would make a beautiful quilt

  5. Carla S says:

    You could use the hexagons to make an apron,tablecloth,or a lap quilt.

  6. mariem says:

    well- im entering this so i can give my mominlaw a gift for christmas( darn ol’ budget! ) and she loves to sew- not sure wht she would do, but.. it would be lovely!

  7. beth says:

    id make a quilt

  8. Karen Drake says:

    I would make a holiday table runner and placemats, thank you for the pattern.

  9. kimstclair39 says:

    You could make a very large wreath or a snowman

  10. molli vandehey says:

    wreathes sounds likea good idea!

  11. Carolyn Daley says:

    Placemats, tablecloth, or quilt.

  12. Andrea Green says:

    Definitely colorful placemats for the kitchen breakfast table. The pillow idea also sounds great, I didn’t think of that one!

  13. Benny Sequeira says:

    Table runner and coasters is on my list.

  14. Diane says:

    I haven’t tried hexagons yet but would probably start with a pillow.

  15. shawn says:

    Oh my there are so many things that can be done.

  16. amy mayer says:

    individually as pot holders /trivets–make great gifts!

  17. Stephen says:

    For a craft project with my son and grandma!

  18. Serena Powell says:

    I would make a table runner with them

  19. Tanya Boerhave says:

    Lots of entertaining things like place mats, table runner, pot holder, or just make it wall art.

  20. eleanor says:

    I’d like to patch them together to make a quilt

  21. Karen Girard says:

    Thank you so much for this pattern.

  22. Barbara Lima says:

    I am panting for this fabric!

  23. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. I think I’d try to applique them on a table runner. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  24. Judith Martinez says:

    I like hexagons turned into a soft ball for a baby.

  25. Rhonda says:

    I would use for table runner, placemats, hot pad and a baby quilt.

  26. Jenny says:

    I’ve never made a tree skirt before, but this looks so fun! I also have never done any hexagons, but while i’m thinking of it – I LOVE the way they fit together – so why not a toy box? use one hexi on the bottom, and flutter out on the sides. Or flip it around, use no batting, and make an end table cloth of it!

  27. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Honestly, I’m not a hexi person. Don’t exactly know why–maybe they’re just too geometric for me. I prefer a more circular, flowing shape. I do love all your awesome tutorials though!

  28. Sandy N says:

    They would make a cute tablerunner. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  29. Debbie Petch says:

    Maybe placemats or wreaths.

What do you think?