Stitch 'Em Up - Applique a Story in Fabric - Nutcracker Patterns
Nutcracker Treeskirt
 Applique' Pattern

Clara, Herr Drosselmyer, the Nutcracker Prince, the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Flower Dancer leap from the Nutcracker Ballet onto our glittering Nutcracker Treeskirt.

Hand beaded embellishments using sequins, beads and gems, machine embroidery using metallic threads, and lace trim will inspire you to create an heirloom Nutcracker Treeskirt to cherish always. Quilt Sewing Skill Level 4.

Nutcracker Nutcracker Finale Quilt Pattern Includes:

  • All applique motifs including Clara, Herr Drosselmyer, Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King, Sugar Plum Fairy and Flower Dancer
  • All pattern pieces are full size
  • Treeskirt pattern
  • Full illustrated instructions
  • Embellishing diagrams
  • Nutcrackers: 13" - 15" tall
  • Finished treeskirt as shown: 52" round

Materials Needed

Things That Help

The Tree Skirt

  • 2-1/2 yards background fabric
  • 2-1/2 yards lining fabric
  • 2-1/2 yards prewashed flannel or batting
  • 1-1/2 yards red Christmas fabric for trim and binding
  • 1/2 yard trim edging fabric (optional)
  • 24" Velcro™

The Appliques

  • Fabric scraps for appliques
  • 2 yards fusible web
  • 2 yards tear-away stabilizer
  • Threads to match appliques
  • Neutral machine embroidery thread for bobbin
  • Black, red, and blue fabric markers
  • Six sheets tracing paper
  • Metallic thread (optional)
  • Beads and jewels for embellishing (optional)

Nutcracker Treeskirt Applique' Pattern
#0266 - $29.95

Nutcracker Treeskirt Applique' Pattern from Stitch Em Up
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A tree skirts humble beginnings. Originally candles were used to light Christmas trees; in some *European countries the tradition still holds true today in fact. To help protect your floor from dripping wax, tree needles and sap, a simple mat or cloth was placed under the tree.

Today, since most of us no longer have to worry about candle wax, our tree skirts have become true labors of love with intricate designs and embellishments. Family tradition find these beautiful tree skirts passed down for generations.

*Rick Steves has a wonderful holiday special: Rick Steves' European Christmas It's a 'must see' for us every year.