I purchased a white Christmas tree this year so I needed a new tree skirt. My colors are gold and white. So I went to my beloved fabric collection and found some brocade pieces. I just love it when my stash comes through for me! I cut out five pieces sort of shaped like fan blades and also cut out like pieces in muslin. I sandwiches a thin batting betwwen the two and serged the edges with a gold and tan metallic thread. I then zig zagged the pieces together a third of the way down, added a couple of ties to the top edges and presto, a new tree skirt!!!!!