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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.”


In the nearly  6  9 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.) Now, you can learn exactly how I make them. :)

My complete tutorial will show you, through step by step instructions, and over 60 detailed photos, how to make a 4 layered quilted ornament, and how to make it perfectly! You will be amazed at how beautiful they are.

This tutorial 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. It is 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.

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.

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 TWO bonus tutorials, “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, and “How to make a ribbon bow and hanger.” These two bonus tutorials are included FREE!

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!

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; a few freebies have popped up since I first began selling this pattern. 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 this way actually makes the ornaments easier to make!), and how to 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!!


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, and also… it just wouldn’t be very respectful of all my hard work. But, I know you already knew that. ;)

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.


A few more testimonials:

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!


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.


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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

  • 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!

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