Kids Can Quilt!!

Here's an easy Christmas Tree Pattern! For this pattern, pieces are joined to make rows, and then the rows are joined to make the block. Your tree can then be decorated with Buttons, charms, etc. This makes an 8" high by 11" block!

This would make a fine small wall hanging, after adding a strip border, or perhaps a pillow top....and an excellent Christmas present for your family!!

{*Kris? Kate? are you getting this?}


1.Cut your strips according to the following:

2.Lay out your cut pieces by rows, or put one rows pieces in a baggie, to keep the right pieces together!
3.Begin sewing with ROW 1. [ and then ALL the rows are sewed the same way!] First you sew a "tree" piece to one end of a background piece--with your fabric lined up, and the right sides of the fabric together. Sew using a 1/4 inch seam. Then you add the other background strip to the opposite side of the "tree" piece. Iron your seams towards the "tree" fabric.  See diagram below..
4. When all your rows have been sewn, sew them to each other. Start by laying row two over row one, right sides of fabric together and edges even. Sew together along the bottom edge, using a 1/4 inch seam. See diagram below..



then add all the other rows in the same way!
Next, add "decorations to your tree....buttons...charms etc!...and you are all done!! Good Job!!!

A note to parents or teachers. For very young quilters it really does help to do the strip cutting FOR them, and place each rows' pieces in individual baggies, labeled "row one" row two" etc.


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Sept 1999 Marcia Hohn