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!

Hexagon Tree Skirt Tutorial | patchworkposse.com

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}

Learn how to sew a hexagon trees skirt for Christmas | Patchwork Posse

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 So Sew Easy 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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Debra Kay Neiman
Debra Kay Neiman

I want to make a tote bag with hexagons…then a quilt with Large hexagons.

JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose
JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose

Very pretty and different style of tree skirt!

Bobbie (@avisiontorememb)
Bobbie (@avisiontorememb)

Love it! Thanks for entering your link to check me out saturday

Mimi O

Once again a very nice project. If you make you hexagon the right size you could turn it into a scented-hot plate holder or make it smaller and make a “mug-rug”.

Mechele Johnson
Mechele Johnson

I would love to incorporate some hexagons into a cute Christmas Stocking!

Carol P.
Carol P.

Love this project.

geni
geni

OMG…i love fabric mart too. I want one of everything 🙂

Trinithy

I love quilting with hexagons. I want to make an entire quilt top using them. It’s another one of those many projects that’s on my list of things I really want to make soon!

Chelle Chapman
Chelle Chapman

I’ve not worked w/ Hexies yet but I can see some appliance covers made from them in my future!!

VickiT
VickiT

I think a row of hexagons going around the bottom of a little girls skirt or dress would be adorable.

Tina Horst
Tina Horst

oh, I love fabric mart! pick me! 😉 thanks for the opportunity to win!

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

I have only used EPP for hexagons.

MAD14kt
MAD14kt

A purse gets my attention 🙂

Patti Mulligan MacKinnon
Patti Mulligan MacKinnon

Love hexagons, making a couple of table toppers for Christmas gifts…

Anna Ortwerth Avery
Anna Ortwerth Avery

I think this might make a cute stocking! Just make into fabric large enought to cut out the stocking front and back.

billiemick
billiemick

Well not my idea….I’m making a star flower quilt designed by reginagrewe.

Pam @Threading My Way
Pam @Threading My Way

I’ve just started sewing hexies… using up my tiny scraps of fabric. Thanks for this fab tutorial… expands my limited knowledge and gives me lots of new ideas.

barbara
barbara

Hmmm so many possibilities. Tree skirt or placemats babscorbitt at gmail dot com

Veronica Naught
Veronica Naught

I think on a purse would be cute

Jann from Newton Custom Interiors

These are really cute! Love all the different ideas everyone has come up with for the hexagons.

lolosews

what a blessing it would be to win the fabric bundle and gift card

Zoe
Zoe

If you made the hexagons out of a laminated or sturdier fabric then you could pop some plastic or wood inside them and make coasters 🙂

LindaC
LindaC

I was thinking also place mats or a hexagonal wreath wall hanging.

Diane Cullum
Diane Cullum

I think a placemat would be good from a hexagon or a chair pad if you make it big enough.

Mystica

Table topper or place mats

Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson

that is a really great tree skirt! I love that its not to big either… I always have too much fabric around my tree in our small space!

Judith
Judith

I think that hexagons make a very pretty wreath on a seasonal cushion.

Shannon
Shannon

I’ve never used hexagons but you have inspired me. I’ll have to give it a try!

Pam
Pam

A holiday tablerunner would be a great use of hexies! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome fabric.

Penny Kitzmiller
Penny Kitzmiller

I would like to make some coasters with the hexagon shape, placemats and a table runner would be nice also. Thank you for this wonderful inspiration!!

fayzer
fayzer

A table centerpiece.

Terri C

Would be neat for a table runner

Lydia Varona Trainor
Lydia Varona Trainor

I guess if you were really ambitious you can make a quilt with the hexies.

Diane
Diane

Coasters, placemats, table runners, wall hangings, photo frames…..

Amy Mayen

I’ve never made hexies either, but they’d be cute tree ornaments!

AllFreeSewing

Absolutely loving this series so far! Becky’s tree skirt is really beautiful; maybe we can have some of the AllFreeSewing editors put one together for our office! Thank you for sharing!

DJ
DJ

I’m a beginner so I haven’t tried hexagons yet, but this looks like a great place to start!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife

I never tried before. Maybe placemat or table runners for the holidays.

Kim Leavens

I love hexies…my ongoing winter project-1/2″ diamond hexies!

Becky R
Becky R

I’ve never worked with hexagons but this looks fun! So cute!

Joanna
Joanna
Reply to  Becky R

My husband is a huge fan of hexagons lol. He’s a mechanical engineer. So I’m looking forward to mozying through all of these ideas. 🙂