I’ve finally got my quilted fabric tree pattern finished.
The reason it took me so long is because I just kept coming up with more things I wanted to add to it. At first it was just going to be the basic instructions for making a quilted tree. But then I wanted to add how to make stripes. And then I wanted to add how to make swirls. And then, I had the grand idea to figure out a way to add charms and jingle bells and little things like that, and I spent a few weeks just experimenting with that idea. In fact, I put the whole pattern writing thing on hold because I was so excited about it. (It doesn’t help that I’m a total scatterbrain…I have a tendency to start 37 things at once, and then it’s hard to finish just one of them.)
But, it was all worthwhile. Look at how cute this is with a little jingle bell dangling from the tree “branch”:
Since I started posting a few sneak peeks on facebook a few weeks ago, I’ve had some of you emailing me asking to know when it would be done. It’s done now! You can get it here: Quilted Fabric Tree Pattern.
The no-sew tutorial is 45 pages long, with over 65 close up, professional photos, and it’s in PDF format. It is complete step by step, just like all my other tutorials, and teaches 2 different fabric folding methods, how to make horizontal, vertical, and swirling stripes, and will teach you my super simple “pin trick” for keeping your fabric and rows straight as you go up the tree. In other words, it’s an awesome pattern!
I wrote a short second tutorial to accompany the main pattern, which includes a bunch of ideas for embellishing your fabric tree. It also teaches exactly how to add those grommets I showed you above to the fabric points of the tree, so that you can add charms, bells, etc. (it’s easier than it looks). And, it shows how I added “garland” using jewelry chains, like this:
You’ll get that bonus tutorial free with the quilted tree pattern. Happy no-sewing!