Some of you are probably going to think I have lost my mind.
It’s possible that I have…
But in the nearly 6 years that I have been selling my quilted Christmas ornaments, I have had many, many, MANY people ask me how I make them. And quite honestly, I used to be really secretive about it. But over time, I’ve realized that a lot of people would really just like to learn how to make them for themselves. And I understand that, because that’s exactly how I am too.
“Quilted” ornaments 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 so old fashioned…but in the 18 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.) Anyway, now, my updated process uses less fabric, less pins, and most importantly, results in a stunning ornament.
I’ve written a tutorial, available as a downloadable PDF. It is fully detailed, with specific instruction of my personal method, and over 60 up-close photos of every step. You can order it right now for only $10 from my ornament shop. The PDF will be downloadable instantly from your emailed receipt after you checkout.
I am also offering “ready to make” quilted ornament kits, with fabrics and ribbons pre-cut, prepared, and ready to be made into some fabulous ornaments. Those are also in my shop, and there are many more to come.
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…I will be glad to answer all questions as best I can!
An update: I am now also including TWO bonus tutorials, “How to make a quilted ornament using wired ribbon” and “How to make a ribbon bow and hanger.” You will receive these two tutorials FREE with purchase of my “How to make a quilted ornament” tutorial.
Also, please check out an email I received from one of my customers. It really made my day…
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
How awesome! :DPin It