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- Christmas tree softie tutorial
- Patchwork Christmas tree softie tutorial
- 36 x 2 inch squares
- fabric scraps for the bottom of the softie
- some ribbon
- fusible interfacing
- Download Cone shape pattern (PDF)
How to make this patchwork Christmas ornament
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The fusible interfacing will make the square quite stiff which is ideal for this softie.
Fold the piece in half right side facing together making sure corners match, pin and stitch along the straight line.
Turn the tree inside out and fill with stuffing.
Pin the bottom circle piece to the tree and stitch.
Stitch any embellishments such as bows, stitch little beads, add a felt star to the top.
See my other Christmas tree softie tutorial.
Almost all pieces are cut using a pair of scissors.
I started the constructions by cutting a long strip and then I cut them in sections at irregular intervals. Then I cut small rectangles to insert in between the larger strip sections.
I stiched all bits together as per (this very bad) photo.
This is the next major block I constructed in a similar way as the previous section. I stitched two thick and wide blue pieces to a middle red narrow strip. Then I cut across and the resulting pieces were sewn again with another narrow red strip.
The white block was too wide so I trimmed it and used the trimmed piece to make the other piece larger so that both pieces could be stitched together.
I made a few mini log cabin blocks too.
The bigger the piece the more uneven the sides get.
Square the sides.
Quilt any way you like.
I have so far completed 35 blocks of the Farmer’s wife quilt sampler.
I am assuming toilet rolls are very much the same size around the world but you can check your rolls against the following sizes.
For the basket piece cut 2 rectangles: 4 ⅜ x 12 ½ inches. I am using 2 different fabrics for the inside and the outside.
For the binding cut 2 strips of fabric: 1 ½ x 13 inches for the long side and 2 strips more: 4 ⅜ x 1 ½ for the short side.
Hanging ribbon: cut 2 pieces 11½ inches long.
Fold each strip in half and iron. Then fold each side again up to the middle of the strip and iron again (see picture below).
Place both rectangles wrong side facing together and place the binding to each of the short sides and pin (see picture).
Top stitch along the binding.
Do the same on each side.
Now apply the binding in the same way to the long sides. Fold in the end of each strip and pin.
Insert the ribbon at each end of the binding (see picture).
Detail of the ribbon and binding pinned together.
Top stitch along the binding. Stitch in a square on the ribbon corners.
And here is the finished toilet roll basket.