this idea in a friend's Martha Stewart Magazine and went with it!
I used my rectangle piece of felt for the project, so this new tree skirt was FREE to me! Much cheaper than this one anyways. I also enlarged the pattern by 200%. I like a bigger skirt for presents to sit on (trust me, presents will be sitting pretty under there shortly). I could only fit 14 pattern pieces, instead of the 16 the project called for, but it still works great. I think this fits my tree MUCH better.
And! I made it in less than 30 minutes yesterday while both the children happened to be miraculously sleeping at the same time. It makes it that much more wonderful.