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You can make a perfect quilted ornament.

how to make perfect quilted ornaments

It’s way easier than you might think!

“Best. $10. Ever. Spent.Your tutorial was worth every penny! It has saved me on material costs, and my results finally look how I envisioned them all along.”-Monica

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The complete, 40+ page e-Book, with step-by-step instructions, and clear photographs of every single step.
  • Bonus Tutorial #1: How to make quilted ornaments with wired ribbon.
  • Bonus Tutorial #2: How to make beautiful ribbon bows and hangers for your ornaments.
  • Bonus Tutorial #3: How to attach charms and embellishments to your creations.

You will be receiving 4 downloads all together.

Want to know more? Please keep reading:

“Quilted” ornaments (in quotes, because they aren’t really quilted….they just look like it) have been around for, I am pretty sure, forever…my mother taught my sister and I how to make them when I was about 15 years old. Our first ornaments were…well, to put it kindly, old fashioned, hokey, and maybe a little (I mean a lot) country bumpkin-ish. Picture lacy aprons and yodeling… (I’m just kidding; we didn’t wear lacy aprons).

The original technique is an old fashioned one…but in the 20+ years that I’ve been making these, it was only natural that my own methods and style would take shape. I’ve literally made thousands of these things – and I have the permanent pin indentations in my fingers to prove it. (Which, when paired with a lacy apron and yodeling, is very sexy, by the way.)

I started selling them online about 9 years ago, just as a hobby at first. It wasn’t long after, that I started having a hard time keeping up with the demand, and then people started asking me to teach them how I made them. I hesitated to create a tutorial because the old-fashioned technique has been around for so long. But, I make them a little differently, and the people who were asking, wanted to know exactly how I made them.

So, now, you can. :)

My complete tutorial will show you, through step by step instructions, and over 60 detailed photos, how to make a quilted ornament, and how to make it perfectly! You will be amazed at how beautiful they are.

You make them out of almost any kind of material you can dream up (fabric, ribbon, even paper), and for virtually any holiday or special occasion. They also make perfect gifts for not just Christmas, but for things like wedding and baby showers (personalize them with matching colors and materials), birthdays, and even sports teams. The possibilities are literally endless.

Why buy my e-book, rather than Google up a free blog post somewhere?

My instructions will make these ornaments incredibly easy, with detailed directions and professional photos of every step…you will not find more complete instructions for making quilted ornaments anywhere else, I promise.

But, the biggest reason is that my e-book will show you exactly how I make them, with an emphasis on straight lines and perfect design (please take a quick peek through my gallery to see some examples). My instructions are chock full of my personal tips and hints for making your ornaments as absolutely beautiful as possible. I will show you how to use less fabric than traditional methods (saving you money), and I will show you how to easily get both sides of your ornament to line up perfectly with each other (saving you frustration!). You can see some of the great reviews this tutorial has received HERE.

This tutorial is in digital PDF format (more info below), and will be downloadable instantly from your emailed receipt….you can be starting your first ornament 5 minutes from now!


I’ve also added THREE bonus tutorials:

  1. How to make a quilted ornament using wired ribbon, which will show you how to use beautiful wired ribbons, instead of fabric, to make your ornaments,
  2. How to make a ribbon bow and hanger, and
  3. How to attach charms & embellishments to your ornaments

These 3 bonus e-Books will be sent to you for FREE when you buy the quilted ornament tutorial eBook.

“I must tell you that your tutorial was extremely helpful! So many little ways to save pins and material!! Thank you so much for your help! LOVE LOVE LOVE your ornaments!!!” -Robin

If you decide you would like to try making one of these ornaments yourself, and have any questions at all about the process, or anything else related to quilted ornaments, please feel free to leave your question in the comment section right below this post….. or you can email me (my direct email address is listed inside the tutorial). I will be glad to answer all questions as best I can!

Here’s what happens when you purchase a pattern from me:

My tutorials are in PDF format, which means they will be emailed to you as soon as you purchase. No waiting!

As soon as you complete your payment, you will receive an email from me, which will contain the links to your patterns.

If for some reason, you do not receive your email, just fill out my contact form, and I will make sure you get it!

Oh, and by the way…I have pattern “bundles” available (which will save you money if you would like more than one of my patterns!).

In case you are wondering…

Q: These look complicated! Will I actually be able to make one?

A: Not just one; you’ll make lots! Honestly, they look wayyy more complicated than they actually are. Not only that, but my instructions are foolproof. They are totally step by step, and have big, clear photos of every step. If you can fold a piece of fabric, you can make these… I promise.

Q: If I search hard enough, I could probably find instructions for these for free. Why should I spend ten whole dollars for yours?

A: It’s true; there are a couple of freebies out there. But, I’ll just be frank: there are no free instructions that are anywhere near as in-depth as these. I’ve made thousands of these ornaments, and my instructions tell you every single hint and trick that I know, including how to use less fabric in each ornament, and how to easily get each side of the ornament to line up perfectly with each other.

In fact, a lot of my customers have started with the freebie instructions…. but eventually wanted to refine and perfect their craft:

Hi! I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the great tutorial! I must admit that I didn’t purchase your tutorial right away. Honestly… I really didn’t see the need to shell out $10 for something I was certain I could either find elsewhere online or just figure out on my own. But after wasting many frustrating hours and hours (and hours!) trying to duplicate the quality of ornaments on your website, I finally just broke down and bought your tutorial.

Best. $10. Ever. Spent.

Your tutorial was worth every penny! It has saved me on material costs, and my results finally look how I envisioned them all along — with nice, crisp, and consistent lines. Had I only known! I really should have bought your tutorial from the start and saved myself the time and frustration. Thank you!!-Monica

If you can invest 10 bucks, you will save material costs, and you’ll have perfect ornaments to show for it.

Q: Why do you charge $10 for these instructions?

A: I actually give almost all of my craft ideas and projects for free here on my blog, and I love to do it (here’s a list of lots of free ornament crafts for you). But, I do have just a few patterns which I charge for, and believe it or not, this website is how I make my living!

These patterns take weeks for me to write and photograph. They are full of clear, professional photos, as well as extra ideas and variations for you to try out. I really take a lot of pride in my quilted ornament patterns, and I hope you will love them, too. Most of all, I hope they will get you addicted to making these like I am!

Q: Can I use your instructions to make these to sell?

A: Of course! (And they make awesome gifts, too!) The only thing that you absolutely cannot do is share, copy, or reproduce my PDF, in whole or in part, in any way. (It’s against the law, of course.)

Do you have any other questions? Leave them below in the comments, or feel free to contact me…I’d be glad to help if I can.

Thank you so much for the bonus pdf.  I have been making quilted ornaments every night as I watch TV.  They are so much fun!  I really appreciated the way you added time saving tips to your pdf instructions.  I have found some “free” instructions, but they are are alot more complicated and time consuming.  Your methods not only save me time, but tons of money on extra materials that really aren’t necessary.  Please let me know if you come out with any new pdf’s for ornaments.  By the way, your pdf is so well written that I think my “non-crafting” daughter would be able to do them following your instructions!-Veronica

scrappy no-sew Valentine's Day quilted ornament

Dear Staci,Thank you so much for sharing your directions for making these beautiful ornaments. As a retired English teacher, I also want to thank you for your excellently written directions and beautiful illustrations. I’ve read many, many directions making quilts, doing embroidery, and just regular garment sewing, and yours are at the top.-April

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  • Roxy October 20, 2014, 3:11 am

    I have purchased your tutorial for the quilted ornaments and am loving making them. I’m trying my hand at the ribbon ones using the 1 1/2 ribbon but it’s not enough to cover for the center at 3″. You mentioned you cut them a little longer. What size are you cutting them? Thanks for your help.

    • Staci Ann Lowry October 23, 2014, 11:11 pm

      Hi Roxy! I’m so glad you like the tutorial. I just replied to your email a little while ago about the ribbon sizes. Let me know if you can send me a picture so I can see what’s happening. Thanks so much! :)

  • Lorri Kemp October 21, 2014, 1:49 am

    Do any of your patterns include customizing the ornament? I want to print onto fabric my own picture for the center of the ornaments.

    • Staci Ann Lowry October 23, 2014, 11:19 pm

      Hi Lorri…. The pattern doesn’t include the printing onto fabric part, but I do have a pattern that will show you how you can center a piece of fabric in the center, which is perfect for photos that you’ve printed onto fabric yourself. You can read about the pattern right here: http://theornamentgirl.com/blog/being-crafty/quilted-ornament-pattern/

      Let me know if you have questions! :)

      • Anonymous December 17, 2014, 9:30 am

        Is there a way to get printed patterns? Not good with computers. Thanks, Karen Jenkins

  • Traci Ann Tilson October 21, 2014, 2:01 am

    I purchased this ornament pattern and all I received was a link confirming my subscription. :( How do I get my pattern. Itching to get started here. :)

    • Staci Ann Lowry October 21, 2014, 2:16 am

      Hi Traci… I’m so sorry about that! I’ve just re-sent the files. Let me know if you still don’t see them….and I apologize again for the trouble!

  • Marge October 22, 2014, 12:12 am

    These are beautiful and I would love to try them with my autistic niece.

  • Kim November 4, 2014, 3:05 am

    I purchased this pattern this morning and the email I received only has an address that leads me back here… NO PATTERN or instructions… =( Please Help.

    • Staci Ann Lowry November 8, 2014, 4:39 am

      Hi Kim… I’m so sorry about that. And, I also apologize for not seeing your comment here on my blog sooner. I’ve just re-sent your pattern. Please let me know if you still don’t get it!

  • Gail scott November 9, 2014, 3:19 pm

    Just finished my first ornament. I think I did a pretty good job and can’t wait to start another one tomorrow. They will make beautiful Christmas presents. Your instructions were so easy to follow and when I messed up trying to download the pattern you quickly got me set up to go again. I am so thrilled with the tutorial and look forward to following your site. Lastly, the pictures helped me choose my fabrics. I will send photos when I finish a few more.

    Thanks again,
    Gail Scott
    Vancouver island, British Columbia, Canada

    • Staci Ann Lowry December 30, 2014, 2:26 am

      That’s awesome, Gail! I’m so glad you are enjoying making them. I’d love to see pictures!

  • Veronica December 3, 2014, 3:19 am

    I had sent an email to you indicating I am still having problems downloading the Christmas Ornaments tutorial. I am anxious to start the project, please respond.
    P/s I had already paid for the ornament tutorials.

    Veronica Wauneka

    • Staci Ann Lowry December 3, 2014, 8:34 pm

      Hi Veronica…. I’m so sorry you had trouble downloading the tutorials. I’m having trouble finding your order….would you mind sending me the email address you used to purchase, so I can re-send? (You can send it to me on this page: http://theornamentgirl.com/contact). I’m so sorry again for the inconvenience!

  • Karen Poole December 3, 2014, 4:03 am

    I have the Easter egg ornament and and really like it but I want to make round ornaments for Christmas are the fabric dimensions different?

    • Staci Ann Lowry December 3, 2014, 8:42 pm

      Hi Karen…. Yes, they are just about the same. You can easily take the same basic technique from the egg, and transfer it to a round ball. :)

  • Stephanie December 18, 2014, 5:39 am

    I purchased the pattern but only got 1 downloaded and lost the link. Can you help please!

    • Staci Ann Lowry December 18, 2014, 8:56 am

      Hi Stephanie…. I’m so sorry for the trouble! I’ve just emailed the pattern files to you. Will you let me know if you don’t get them? And, thank you so much!

  • Kathy butcher December 21, 2014, 10:34 am

    i do not have a computer to get patterns. I would like ready printed instructions. Is that possible?

    • Staci Ann Lowry December 30, 2014, 2:28 am

      Hi Kathy…. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience, but no, I don’t have printed instructions at this time. I will update this post if that changes.

  • lynda December 23, 2014, 2:48 am

    I’m in the hospital right now but would like to order this. Can you send me an email so it can be saved till I can get out to order. Thank you…Lynda

  • Millie December 25, 2014, 12:42 am

    How can I purchase already printed patterns ? Would pre-pay for these. Have seen several questions like this, but have not seen any answers.

    • Staci Ann Lowry December 30, 2014, 2:28 am

      Hi Millie…. I don’t have printed instructions at this time, but if that changes, I’ll definitely update this page. I do apologize!

  • Linda Newman December 27, 2014, 12:36 pm

    Does this come with a printed pattern that can be download or???

  • Chris Smith December 29, 2014, 1:21 am

    I just finished my first quilted ornament and love it! Directions were easy to follow. My question is how to connect a ribbon to be able to hang it. Will sticking a pin through the ribbon stay in the ball? I am afraid it is to heavy and the pin will pull out.
    Can’t wit to start my next ornament!

    • Staci Ann Lowry December 30, 2014, 1:21 am

      Chris, you should have received a bonus tutorial for adding that hanging ribbon, and I’m so sorry… it sounds like you never got that one. I’m emailing it to you right now. I hope that helps you, and thank you! (Oh, and so glad that you found the instructions easy to follow!)

  • Janet January 2, 2015, 2:55 am

    I have plastic ornaments that have one flat side on them. Will these patterns work on them of should I find the completely round ones. Your work is beautiful and I have many other crafts that I do and don’t really need another but these are too beautiful to not try!

  • Margaret January 3, 2015, 6:42 am

    Hi there ornament girl.
    I would love to buy your pattern for the ornament. But I do not have pay pal nor do I use Credit Cards. I wanted to ask you if I could mail you a money order. If so please send me your information so I could receive the Pattern. I hope this works for you.As soon as you get my money, you can email the pattern.
    Thank you so much.

    • Staci Ann Lowry January 3, 2015, 10:33 pm

      Hi Margaret…. Yes, absolutely! I will email you with my address info. Thank you!

  • Mary Ann Colaneri January 3, 2015, 9:02 am

    unable to download patterns for tree, pine cone ornament and quilted
    ornament pattern…please help!

    • Staci Ann Lowry January 3, 2015, 10:32 pm

      Mary Ann, I’m so sorry there was a problem downloading! I’m emailing the patterns to you again right now…. will you let me know if you are able to download them this time?

  • Linda McCarthy January 8, 2015, 10:15 pm

    I added the Easter egg pattern to my cart. How domI purchase it? I could not find where to check out?

    • Staci Ann Lowry January 8, 2015, 10:41 pm

      Hi Linda… Usually a little “shopping bag” icon will appear in the lower right corner of your screen, as soon as you’ve added something to your cart. Do you happen to see that icon in the lower right corner of your screen? It’s not a very large icon… please let me know if it’s not there. I apologize for the trouble!

  • Joni January 23, 2015, 7:08 am

    Hello, I purchased all your patterns. Do you have any measurements available for the styrofoam balls that are about 4″? Just wondering. Thanks so much.

    • Staci Ann Lowry February 10, 2015, 3:16 am

      Hi Joni…. I’m so sorry for the delay in my reply! For a larger sized ball, you have a couple of different options. The first option is to cut your fabric rectangles a little longer (about another 1/2″ or so), so that when you fold the sides down into triangles, the triangles are larger and cover a larger area. This way, you can put a little bit more space between your “rows”, to cover the larger ball. Another option is to just add extra rows. The great thing about these ornaments is that they are so versatile, and you can really do as many rows, as close together or as far apart, as you’d like! A friend of mine made me a large ornament a couple of years ago, and she did this….added lots of extra rows….. and the result was really gorgeous and intricate.

      I hope that helps, and thank you!!

  • Melanie. Boles January 31, 2015, 1:53 am

    My question is whether the Christmas ball tutorial. And he egg toutorial are the same 40 page download.

    • Staci Ann Lowry February 4, 2015, 8:38 am

      Hi Melanie…. Nope, they are separate tutorials. However, those two are made using a similar technique….. the difference is in the fabric placement and pattern. :)

  • Joni February 7, 2015, 5:43 am

    Still waiting for reply to my question above on January 23. :-) Thanks in advance.

  • George February 8, 2015, 9:46 pm

    My question is can you use ribbon to make the Quilted Tree Ornament?
    My wife is addicted to your tutorials and has purchased several. The “free you tube” ones
    can not compare to the ones you do!!!
    Can’t wait to see more!!!

    • Staci Ann Lowry February 10, 2015, 3:22 am

      Thank you so much, George, that makes my day!

      Yes, you can use ribbon for the trees. The process would be similar to folding the ribbon for the regular quilted ball ornaments (does your wife have the bonus tutorial that shows how to use wired ribbon? If not, let me know, and I’ll send it!)….. The only difference is, for the quilted ball ornaments, I usually take out any wires, but for the trees, I have found that it’s easier to leave the wire in. It helps to hold the shape of the “branches”. :)

      I hope this helps, and thank you again for your comment; I so appreciate it!

    • Staci Ann Lowry February 10, 2015, 3:25 am

      Actually, would it be okay to highlight your comment on one of my other blog pages? I’d love to “show off” what you’ve said about my tutorials. :)

      Thank you again!

  • Vickey Wessman February 11, 2015, 9:56 am

    You have sent me the pattern twice and I can not download it. Keeps saying there was an error when it was sent.

    • Staci Ann Lowry February 12, 2015, 11:03 pm

      Vickey, I am truly sorry. It looks like something is going wrong in transit with this pattern. I will go ahead and send you a refund. I’m just sorry I was unable to get this pattern to you..

  • Vicky Fite February 14, 2015, 11:47 am

    Do you have a book with the ornaments? I am afraid that my computer will crash with all the downloads. Thanks

  • sharon maul February 27, 2015, 5:03 am

    where did you get the material?

    • Staci Ann Lowry March 23, 2015, 9:43 am

      Sharon, I buy fabrics from all over; a lot from JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, and local quilt shops. I also buy from eBay occasionally.

  • Kathee Hixon March 7, 2015, 4:23 am

    I ordered the tutorial and the $10.00 has been deducted from my bank account, but I have not received the information. Help!

    • Staci Ann Lowry March 23, 2015, 9:44 am

      Kathee, I just want to make sure that you received the email from my assistant, Nancy, with your pattern. Did you receive everything okay? Thanks so much!

  • Janet Jones March 18, 2015, 6:45 am

    Hi Staci, will the 40 pages include instructions for the four ornaments pictured?

    • Staci Ann Lowry March 18, 2015, 9:51 am

      Hi Janet! The 4 ornaments (and all the others pictured on this page) actually follow the same pattern! They are all just made with different types of materialss and ribbons. The instructions will show you this exact pattern to follow, and once you learn it, you’ll be able to make ornaments just like the ones shown, and more. :)

      I hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Debbie March 20, 2015, 11:49 am

    I made these years ago with ribbon. Just purchased your pattern. Love it, I have lots of leftover quilt fabric to use. How much died you fold over before you made triangles. I’m a quilter and use to precise measurements. I’m a perfectionist too so will probably iron my edges before I start. Is it a 1/4 inch? Thanks

    • Staci Ann Lowry March 23, 2015, 9:42 am

      Hi Debbie…. Thank you for purchasing, and I hope you enjoy making them! I just replied to your email, before I saw that you had also left a comment…. I usually fold over about 1/4 or less of the rectangle. But, if I’m working with even smaller pieces (which you might start doing too once you make a few of these and have the technique down pat), I’ll fold down as little as I can possibly get away with. :)

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