Simple Quilted Ornaments

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Simple Quilted Ornaments

Adding a quilted homespun handmade touch to your holiday décor or packages can be quick and easy. With just a few supplies and basic sewing skills you can create simple star ornaments that can be easily personalized to add a great touch to your tree, stockings, or even as gift tags.

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1_layer_fabric_batting

Place one piece of fabric with print side down on your work table. Place a layer a piece of quilt batting on top of the fabric. Place a second layer or fabric on top of the batting, printed side up. Use a fabric safe glue stick to hold the layers together and eliminate the need for pinning.

2_trace_star

Use a shape template to trace the desired shape onto the fabric using a pencil.

3_cut_out_star

Cut the traced shape out using pinking shears. Cut just inside the pencil line.

4_add_ribbon_loop

Make a simple ribbon loop from about 7” of ribbon. Place the two cut ends inside your shape and pin in place.

5_sew_star_lines

Sew along the outer edges of the shape about 1/4” from the outside edges. Add lines of sewing through the center to create puffy quilted areas. (In the star example, the lines of the star were simply sewed in straight lines from corner to corner, just as one would draw a star.)

6_add_button

Use decorative thread or embroidery floss to sew a button or other embellishment to the center of the shape.

7_stamp_names

To add quick and easy personalization, stamp names on scrap cardstock. Cut the names out in strips.

8_adhere_names

Use clear adhesive dots applied to the front edge of the strips to adhere the strips to the backside of the buttons.

Supply List

Quilt Batting
Sewing machine
Therm O Web Super Stick or fabric adhesive
Zotz Singles Craft Clear Adhesive Dots
Ribbon
Buttons
Embroidery Floss