How to Finish a Christmas Tree Skirt - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

How to Finish a Christmas Tree Skirt

With the holiday stitching season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about what you will make this year to add to your home. One way to add a touch of merriment is with the To All A Good Night! Tree Skirt. In our video tutorial, you’ll learn to make continuous bias binding, how to cut a hole in the center of the tree skirt and how to attach bias binding. Get ready to learn some new quilting skills and get festive with this tree skirt tutorial!

The To All A Good Night! Tree Skirt was made with Christmas Eve by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics and measures 49.5″ x 49.5″.

How to Finish a Tree Skirt

In this video tutorial, Kimberly Jolly of Fat Quarter Shop demonstrates with the To All A Good Night! Tree Skirt how to make continuous bias binding, cut a hole in your quilt for your tree, and attach your binding to your quilted tree skirt.

Of course, you don’t have to add the center hole if you prefer! You can set your tree on top or use it as a festive table topper.

Whether giving it as a gift or keeping it for yourself, a new tree skirt will surely add warmth and cheer to your holidays. If you want to make a tree skirt like ours, gather your supplies from below and start crafting your way to a magical Christmas.

To All A Good Night! Tree Skirt Supplies:


The To All a Good Night! Tree Skirt is just one of the many festive designs we’ve made over the years. Now that you know how to finish a Christmas tree skirt, you can also make the Joyful Jelly Roll Tree SkirtCharm Pack Tree Skirt, or follow our Free Mini Tree Skirt Tutorial if you have one in your dorm or office!

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If you make a tree skirt of your own, be sure to share on Facebook or Instagram, and don’t forget to use #GoodnightTreeSkirt so we can see and share your work!

Happy quilting!


  1. If you don’t slit the tree skirt, how do you get the skirt around the tree?

    1. Great question. When I made my tree skirt years ago I cut a slit from the edge to the circle and bound all the way around all the edges. Lots of binding needed, but looks great. Then it slips under the tree without any issues of disturbing the decorations or gifts. The slot goes to the back and is not seen.

    2. Hi Melinda! We designed it with the idea in mind that you would put it over the tree base before securing the tree inside the stand or base. If you would like to add a slit to this though you always could! We have other patterns and tutorials that show how to do that if you’re interested!