O Christ­mas Tree!

Make this fun Christ­mas tree and em­bel­lish it with but­tons, bows and fam­ily trea­sures if you’re look­ing to make a fam­ily heir­loom.


Make a fam­ily heir­loom to last.


• Scrap brown tonal

• 3/ 8 yard red-with-white dots

• 1/2 yard to­tal as­sorted green tonals, prints and solids

• 12/ 3 yards cream solid

• Back­ing to size

• Bat­ting to size

• Thread

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies


From brown tonal:

• Cut 1 (21/2" x 41/2") J rec­tan­gle. From red-with-white dots:

• Cut 4 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips. From green scraps:

• Cut 15 (21/2") D squares.

• Cut 30 (27/ 8") B squares. From cream solid:

• Cut 3 (27/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 30 (27/ 8") A squares.

• Cut 4 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 60 (21/2") C squares.

• Cut 4 (3" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 2 each 3" x 341/2"

K strips and 3" x 351/2" L strips.

• Cut 1 (41/2" by fab­ric width) strip.

Sub­cut strip into 2 (41/2" x 141/2") I strips.

• Cut 2 (61/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 2 each 61/2" x 121/2" E strips, 61/2" x 91/2" F strips, 61/2" G squares and 31/2" x 61/2" H strips.


1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each A square.

2. Place an A square right sides to­gether with a B square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line as shown in Fig­ure 1.

3. Cut the stitched unit apart on the marked line and press open to com­plete two A-B units as shown in Fig­ure 2.

4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 to com­plete a to­tal of 60 A-B units.

5. To com­plete one Shoofly block, se­lect one D square and four each A-B units and C squares.

6. Sew a C square to op­po­site sides of the D square to make the cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 3; press.

7. Sew an A-B unit to op­po­site sides of a C square to make the top row as shown in Fig­ure 4; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom row.

8. Join the rows as shown in Fig­ure 5 to com­plete one Shoofly block; press.

9. Re­peat steps 5–8 to com­plete a to­tal of 15 Shoofly blocks.


Re­fer to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for join­ing blocks and back­ground pieces in rows.

1. Sew an E rec­tan­gle to op­po­site sides of one Shoofly block to make row 1; press.

2. Join two Shoofly blocks with two F rec­tan­gles to make row 2; press.

3. Join three Shoofly blocks with two G squares to make row 3; press.

4. Join four Shoofly blocks with two H rec­tan­gles to make row 4; press.

5. Join five Shoofly blocks to make row 5; press.

6. Sew I to op­po­site sides of J to make row 6; press.

7. Join the rows in nu­mer­i­cal or­der to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

8. Sew K strips to op­po­site long sides and L strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press.

9. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. 10. Quilt as de­sired. 11. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish.

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