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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!

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 your ornament-making 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!

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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!

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

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

As soon as you complete your payment, you will be re-directed to a special page on my site, where you will be able to immediately download your patterns. (It can take up to 10 seconds for you to be re-directed after payment, so please be patient and don’t click your back button!) You will also receive them by email (make sure your email address is entered correctly).

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.

I’ve even been told by people who already knew how to make them, that my instructions helped them make their ornaments even better. In fact, here’s a testimonial from someone who started with some freebie instructions:

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

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!

-Veronica


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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  • Sally Fester September 7, 2011, 5:02 am

    Thank you very much for sharing… I will definitely be making your ornaments after I get the directions!
    Sally

    • ornamentgirl September 7, 2011, 5:05 am

      Thanks, Sally! And if you have any questions as you are going along, please feel free to post them here…I’d be more than happy to help! :)

      • Sally Fester September 15, 2011, 12:36 am

        I ordered a copy of your tutorial and have a check waiting to send you …. will I be getting that soon?
        I always loved your ornaments.. I remembered when you first started making them… beautiful!!

        Have a blessed day!!

  • Melanie September 9, 2011, 2:50 pm

    Can’t wait to get started – only 106 days to go …………..

  • Peggy September 14, 2011, 10:06 am

    Your directions and photos are of course, as beautiful as your ornaments. I got my first one of this type years ago from Stone Mountain, Georgia, almost 25 years ago, and I still have it. I’m going to enjoy trying to make yours! Thanks again for sharing these!!!

    • ornamentgirl September 14, 2011, 8:54 pm

      So glad you like the tutorial, Peggy! I hope you enjoy making them! :)

  • Susan C September 15, 2011, 2:24 am

    I tweeted and FB’d. Thanks.

  • Nancy September 15, 2011, 7:55 am

    Hi–I have a question. What makes the ‘zig-zag’ look on some of your finished ornaments? It looks like you’ve sewn them prior to cutting them. Just curious. YOU are so talented!!

    • ornamentgirl September 15, 2011, 9:20 am

      Thank you for the compliment, Nancy!

      As an example, are you talking about the look of the silver lines in this ornament? http://www.theornamentgirl.com/mocha-snowflake.htm

      If so, that is caused by making the ornament using ribbon with a decorative edge…that edging creates those lines. Some of the decorative edges on the ribbons end up looking really gorgeous throughout the finished ornament. (I actually just added a bonus tutorial today to the tutorial for sale in my shop, showing how to use ribbon to make these ornaments.)

      Hope that I’ve answered your question! :)

  • Donna September 15, 2011, 9:11 am

    Nancy that is the edge of wired ribbon that was used

  • carolyn coberly September 16, 2011, 10:03 am

    gorgeous as usual

  • Melody September 16, 2011, 10:08 am

    Just ordered your tutorial…I made some of these but used tons of pins…I love looking at the ones you make….they are beautiful!!! Thanks for offering your tutorial, I will be hardly waiting to try your way
    Melody

    • ornamentgirl September 16, 2011, 10:12 am

      Thanks, Melody! I just sent the tutorials to you. They still use a lot of pins, but I’ve cut the amount back considerably from the way that I originally learned way back when. I hope you find the tutorials helpful!

  • Gloria September 16, 2011, 10:23 pm

    I really want to cut back on the number of pins I use.

    • ornamentgirl September 17, 2011, 3:10 am

      Yes, every little bit helps with these ornaments…to save money AND your fingers! :D

  • Cyndy Stephenson September 17, 2011, 9:40 am

    Once again, I cannot enter. I am not on Facebook and I am sure there are a lot of other “older” folks like me who aren’t either, who would like to enter your contest. Please try to remember us “oldsters” on the next one.

  • Ruth Carlson September 18, 2011, 6:12 am

    I love your stuff, I love your blog, tutorials etc. I clicked on fb to try and win the contest but couldn’t find a place to click when I went back to your message? Your ornaments are awesome and your patterns are exceptional. Thanks for all the help you give us….

    • ornamentgirl September 19, 2011, 9:48 pm

      Thank you, Ruth! My site was having some connectivity issues for a few days, and the button may have not been showing up. I’m sorry about that. If you clicked the like button, that is all I needed…thank you for sharing the post on facebook!

  • Tammy Kludy September 19, 2011, 11:36 pm

    Love, Love, Love your work!!!!

  • judith mcminn September 21, 2011, 2:12 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these ornaments. I couldnt find anything else that weould compare!!!! I hope you will always keep doing this and share your amazing talent!!!!

  • judith mcminn September 21, 2011, 2:14 am

    I hope you will always share your amazing talent with us. I honestly can not find anything or anyone that compares to your ornaments. Absolutely stunning!!!!!

  • Monica September 24, 2011, 2:47 am

    Does your tutorial include a ‘how to’ on making the bows on top?

  • Millie September 26, 2011, 9:18 am

    Hi! I ordered your tutorial on the quilted ornaments on 9/22 & was just curious as to when I could expect to receive it. Can’t wait to get started! :)

  • Millie September 26, 2011, 9:29 am

    Oops! Just thought to look in my junk email and there it was. Thank you!

  • Tina September 29, 2011, 12:17 pm

    Hello there! First of all let me just say “thank You!” for deciding to share your patterns with the rest of us. Very considerate of you!! I so admire your quality work! So now that I have ordered the tutorial, I have a few questions. They will probably be answered once I actually start to make them but I like to have a visual before starting. First, when you place the very first rectangle of fabric on the ball and “fold it down a bit,” does it have to be exact every time? I would think it does so as to keep it consistent, it looks like maybe 1/4 inch? Next, I noticed that the measurements for the fabric are 3″ by 2″ but the meas. for wired ribbon are 3″ by 1 1/2 or 2 1/2″ cut in half which would make it 1 1/4. Since the wired ribbon is not as wide, I can’t picture it coming out the same….? Sorry for the crazy questions! Finally, how do you get your small ribbon (for the top) to match your fabrics so perfectly and where do you get all those great charms? You must spend hours shopping for your supplies! Love your work, so timeless and unique! Thanks for getting back to me. Hopefully I won’t come across more questions once I get started… ;)

    • ornamentgirl September 30, 2011, 7:19 am

      Hey Tina…thanks for the compliment! And I welcome the questions!

      When you fold the edge over on each rectangle, you will want each fold to be close in size to each other, but they do not all have to be absolutely exact. You will find as you start layering the fabric that slight differences in the size of that fold will not matter, because the corners of each triangle will be covered by the next layer. Unless you are folding way too much over, slight differences aren’t going to matter a bit. (Everything I just said will make a whole lot more sense once you have started, trust me!)

      Yes, the wired ribbon widths are a little different…I have had to make adjustments in the size, and sometimes I like to cut them into slighter longer lengths just to give me a little extra to work with, but it will work. The biggest reason that the smaller width will still work is that in most cases with the ribbon, you won’t be folding over that edge as you do with a fabric rectangle…which ends up making the widths that you are actually working with very similar to each other.

      I can usually find the more narrow ribbons right along side of the wider ribbons in the craft stores this time of year, and even when there aren’t exact matches, a lot of the styles are so similar that there is usually something that looks perfect. JoAnn’s, Michael’s, and Hobby Lobby always have those narrow ribbons right there beside the wider ribbons from now through Christmas…I am in trouble every time I set foot in those places. ;D

      The charms can be a little more difficult to find, but they always have some seasonally near the jewelry section in the craft stores, and whenever I’ve found some super cute ones, I make sure to stock up. I have found that with the charms, when they’re gone, they’re gone. Oh, and I also sometimes use mini tree ornaments as charms!

      I hope I answered all of your questions! And please don’t hesitate at all if you have any others…I am glad to help in any way I can! :)

  • Shirley October 20, 2011, 6:17 am

    Staci: I sent a couple of questions to your yahoo account concerning a couple of questions I had regarding this tutorial. Just wanted to know if I need to send it another way since I haven’t gotten a reply. I’m not in any hurry -just wanted to touch bases. You are an inspiration to all of us crafters – great job on your blog tutorials and thanks for the time you take to answer our questions and sharing your expertise. Have a great day. . . Shirley

    • ornamentgirl October 21, 2011, 8:13 pm

      Hey Shirley!
      I did get your email, and I will send you a replay today…sorry for the delay; I just want to make sure I am not in a rush when I am responding, and that I answer all of your questions thoroughly..
      Thanks for being so patient!

      • Shirley October 22, 2011, 12:46 am

        Staci” Thanks for the reply – will look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Didn’t want to hurry you, just wanted to double check I sent my questions to right email address. Have a great day. . . Shirley

  • Jennifer October 31, 2011, 11:58 am

    Hi Staci, I received your tutorials a few weeks back and am enjoying looking at them and trying my hand at making my own. I just had a question – on page 21 of the quilted ornament tutorial when you are adding the 4th layer on the first side, you said you like to leave a small amount of the last layer left showing – @ 3/4 of an inch – I’m just a little confused – the 2nd layer is pinned 1 cm from the center – the 3rd layer is pinned 1 1/2 cm & then 4 of the triangles are done 2 cm from the point of the 2nd fabric – so… how far down do you measure to place the 4th layer? The layers from the first side are overlapping with layers from the 2nd side very early on – is this correct? Thanks so much for your help – wish you could take a look at mine in person and tell me how to fix it! ha ha Thanks – Jennifer

    • ornamentgirl October 31, 2011, 9:31 pm

      Hi Jennifer :) Yes, there will overlapping early on…I usually end up with overlapping by the third layer of the second side, and after I’ve finished that layer, I trim it back, just to the edge of the first side, before I begin the fourth layer. (the photos on page 30 to 32 show this really well.) Then, do the same with the fourth layer…even though it will really seem to be overlapping a lot, use the same measurements as you did on the first side. As long as you’ve kept it all pretty even, both sides will end up looking symmetrical once you’ve trimmed that fourth layer back.

      I really hope I am making sense and that this helps! If not, please feel free to send me a picture of where you are on the ornament (staciann@theornamentgirl.com)..I’d be happy to take a look at it and try to give you a better answer. :D

  • Gloria November 3, 2011, 9:28 pm

    Thank you so much for the tutorial. Now I know that not using consistent measuring is why my ornaments don’t look as neat as yours do! My question concerns the straight pins. The ones I have been using are flat head and almost 3 cm long. Is this length ok, or do you use a different length of pin?

    • ornamentgirl November 4, 2011, 6:42 am

      I’m glad you liked the tutorial, Gloria! I do use pins that same length…I’ve actually tried using shorter ones, thinking it would make it a little easier on my fingers, but I found them to be harder to handle, especially when I get going fast. :)

  • Bonnie November 18, 2011, 10:59 am

    I love your ornaments and have made a couple. I have a question…
    In the first pages of the instructions, your measurements are in cm (how far apart to place the next row). But on page 21, you say you like a smaller amount showing and say 3/4 inch. Do you mean 3/4 cm? 3/4 inch is very close to the 2 cm. you suggest on a previous row. Your instructions and photos are great! Thanks for all of the tips! They are very helpful.

    • ornamentgirl December 31, 2011, 1:10 am

      Hi Bonnie…Yes, I did mean 3/4 cm, and thank you SO much for bringing that to my attention. I apologize for my mistake!

  • Trish December 4, 2011, 2:47 am

    I was reading over the pattern and it is described so very nicely. I have been making these ornaments for awhile and purchased your pattern to learn of any shortcuts or tricks. Your description definitely helped! Although, there aren’t any shortcuts to making these ornaments. lol Which, in part is why they turn out so beautiful.
    What kind of glue do you use when you glue the pin/ribbon onto the ornament? I’ve been using hot glue and I really don’t like using hot glue on these ornaments as it is very noticeable if I do.
    Thanks for the wonderful instructions.

    • ornamentgirl December 31, 2011, 1:07 am

      Hi Trish…no, definitely no shortcuts, but I sure wish there were! Hopefully there were other things in the tutorial that you found useful, though!

      I don’t like using hot glue, either. My favorite glue is Beacon’s 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue…it looks like this: http://www.beaconadhesives.com/cgthree.html. You can usually find it at Joann’s. :)

  • Nancye December 30, 2011, 2:01 am

    OK — I probably have the silliest of silly questions. I LOVE your ornaments, and ‘attempted’ to make a few for Christmas. But here’s my question. HOW DOOOO you get the inside designs (like the light blue with the gingerbread boy in the center, etc.) lay flat against your styrofoam ball? When I do it – the fabric gets puckery (ok, really technical term here!!). It’s like I’m trying to lay a flat surface (the material) onto a formed item (the styrofoam ball).
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
    Nancye

    • ornamentgirl December 31, 2011, 12:44 am

      Hey Nancye!
      This is not a silly question at all! Honestly, I still sometimes have difficulty with this, and I’ve made what seems like a zillion of these things! I don’t have any easy “trick” or anything, but what I do is lay the fabric piece down, and first pin the top, bottom, and each side, just using 4 pins. (And I find it helps to have the piece of fabric cut in a square shape rather than round, by the way.) Then, I put my first four triangles on, top, bottom, and 2 sides, where those first 4 pins are. However, I DON’T pin the outer corners of those triangles yet. I leave those loose for the moment. Then, when I am putting on the last four triangles, I tug a little on the edges of the fabric square, as I pin those triangles down, to keep it taut. Again, though, I don’t pin the edges of the triangles yet. At this point, you’ll have the eight points down, and what seems like a bunch of extra fabric in between each point. But THEN I go back and pin all of the corners (starting with the first 4) and continuing to pull the corners of the fabric square taut as I go. This way, I can pull any of that “pucking up” under the edges of my triangles and hide them, and the parts of the fabric square that are showing are smooth.

      I REALLY hope that that made sense. I definitely don’t have any special trick that makes it super easy, but I have found that doing it the way I described makes it look nearly perfect…and it DOES get much easier with a little practice! If any of this didn’t make sense, let me know, and I’ll try to think of a better way to describe it! :D

  • Cookie Pieczonka December 30, 2011, 12:34 pm

    According to Paypal, the payment was sent on 12/24/11. Can you confirm receipt for tutorial?

  • Cookie Pieczonka December 30, 2011, 12:35 pm

    Pardon me if I am sending this twice……

    According to Paypal, the payment was sent on 12/24/11. Can you confirm receipt?

    • ornamentgirl December 31, 2011, 1:05 am

      Hi Cookie…I emailed you again last night…did you get it? Hopefully so…let me know if not!

  • Shauna February 8, 2012, 5:36 am

    I am SO EXCITED that you have decided to sell your How-To on the “Quilted” ornaments!! I just ordered mine.. YAY!!! Thank you!!

    • ornamentgirl February 8, 2012, 5:48 am

      Thanks so much, Shauna! I just emailed it to you…let me know if you still haven’t received it after a few minutes. And thank you again!

  • Teresa February 25, 2012, 12:02 am

    Hi: Just wondering if you ever made any of your Easter quilted decorations on oval or egg shaped styrofoam?

    • ornamentgirl August 3, 2012, 3:29 am

      Somehow I missed this question…I’m so sorry, Teresa. Yep, I have used the egg shapes and they are really cute. In fact, there are a lot of variations you can do with that shape. I’ll be adding a tutorial for egg shaped quilted ornaments to my shop in the near future. :)

  • Paula Green September 1, 2012, 12:29 pm

    Hello, Staci Ann. Your ornaments are just stunning, and the hangar at the top is a lovely finish. I have also been doing these for a number of years but have never seen them done before with wired ribbon. Anxious to try a new twist, I just received your instructions and can’t wait to get to the craft store to choose my ribbons! I can’t tell what size pins you use, but I use the shorter sequin pins. They are much easier on the fingers than the full size pins and keep the fabric just as secure. I love your folding method. I have been using a different method which produces a nice final product but with more work. I am hopeful that your way will be a time-saver! The other difference is that I do iron my fabric squares. It’s time-consuming but produces a neat, crisp-looking quilt ball. Perhaps your folding method will negate the need to do that. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations.

    • ornamentgirl September 1, 2012, 8:54 pm

      Hi Paula! Thanks so much for your compliment! You are going to love using the wired ribbon…the ornaments come out beautifully! I hope that the folding method saves you some time. That is one of the main reasons I make them the way I do…that, and the fact that you can use a little bit smaller pieces of fabric. Have fun, and let me know how your ornaments turn out! :)

      • Paula Green September 3, 2012, 7:01 am

        Well, I had a blast in the craft store picking out ribbon. The problem is that there are just too many pretty options to choose from. Fabric is fun, too, but I like the idea of working in a slighty different medium. I just completed my first ball, and I’m very pleased with the results. Your instructions were very helpful, as I learn the nuances of working with ribbon, and your method was definitely a time saver!

        • ornamentgirl September 5, 2012, 2:03 am

          I am thrilled to hear that! Thank you so much for the feedback…and enjoy working with the ribbon! (And picking it out! ;D)

  • Kathy October 20, 2012, 8:28 pm

    I have e-mailed you twice and have yet to hear from you?

    • ornamentgirl October 21, 2012, 9:29 pm

      Hi Kathy,
      I am sorry; I only received one of your emails, it was from a few minutes before this post, and I responded within about a half hour…. I want to make sure you got it? If not, let me know and I’ll re-send.

  • Suzanne November 28, 2012, 9:15 pm

    Hi – I am interested in purchasing your tutorial but have a few questions first – is there any sewing involved in the quilted ornaments and how big of a piece of fabric is needed. I am not a great sewer but have some beautiful Lilly Pulitzer fabric I would like to use to make some of these ornaments – just want to know if I have enough – :) Thanks!!

    • ornamentgirl November 28, 2012, 11:53 pm

      Hi Suzanne,

      Nope, there is no sewing at all in these ornaments. It’s all made from folding and pinning the fabric onto a styrofoam ball base.

      All of the points are individual rectangles of fabric, and so it really doesn’t take much fabric at all… It only takes about a quarter yard of fabric or less, total. In fact, you can even use fabric scraps.

      I have made these with Lilly Pulitzer fabrics (actually, here is one of them: http://www.theornamentgirl.com/daisy-ornament.htm) and they have all come out amazing. I love the bright colors. :)

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Cookie Pieczonka December 2, 2012, 2:59 am

    Got the tutorials, thank you so much!!!

    • ornamentgirl December 17, 2012, 6:31 am

      Sorry, Cookie, I didn’t see this before. I’m glad you got them! :)

  • Kay Bechtol December 17, 2012, 6:00 am

    Is your site a secure site? Thanks

    • ornamentgirl December 17, 2012, 6:30 am

      Hi Kay,
      Yes, it is. Also, all purchases are processed through PayPal (you don’t need to have a PayPal account), which is also secure. :)

  • Kay Bechtol December 17, 2012, 11:32 am

    I am going to put in my order now. Thanks

    • ornamentgirl December 17, 2012, 10:47 pm

      Thank you, Kay! Let me know if you have any trouble with the download, or any questions about the tutorial.

  • Cookie December 17, 2012, 2:43 pm

    This is so far down, I wonder if you’ll read it……When looking for charms to decorate things with, try the great people at Fire Mountain Gems. You can get their catalog and frequent sale books sent to you by requesting them on your website or just go to their website to see what they have and place an order!! Just be careful, there is enough georgeousness with this site that you could literally break the bank. But, please DO ENJOY!!

    • ornamentgirl December 17, 2012, 10:53 pm

      Thanks, Cookie! I’m always looking for new places to find charms. I find a lot of cute Christmas ones in the craft stores, but then they are never to be found again when the season is over, which is so frustrating. I will check out Fire Mountain, thanks again for sharing! :)

      (p.s. I think you’ve probably already seen this Cookie, but if anyone is reading this and wants to know a good way to attach charms to these ornaments, here is a DIY I wrote last year: http://theornamentgirl.com/blog/being-crafty/charmed-and-dangerous/)

  • susie jefferson January 13, 2013, 1:53 pm

    I have a question about the styrofoam balls. Do you only use the textured balls or can the smooth type be used as well?

  • Nikki January 24, 2013, 6:51 am

    Hi Staci Ann….I purchased 2 ribbon ornament kits in November, but am having great difficulty printing the tutorials (more a problem with my printer than the tutorials themselves). Is it possible to purchase a hardcopy of the 3 tutorials directly from you? Hope you can help. Thanks!

  • Lois Oberg February 10, 2013, 10:15 am

    I just purchased one of you quilted ball ornament kits and am really looking forward to making this. I have seen these around for quite a while, but never knew where to get the pattern. Can’t wait to get started.

    • ornamentgirl February 11, 2013, 11:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Lois! It’s going into the mail today, so you should have it by Wednesday. Let me know if you have any question as you go along. Thanks again! :)

  • Theresa May 19, 2013, 12:14 am

    The pattern for this ornament has been around for quite some time. I along with a few friends from work made these about 10 years ago and gave them as gifts to our family. I just was thinking about making some more of them, but since so much time had passed by I forgot exactly how to fold the squares that I already have cut. I am going to order your instructions so that I will always have them, because these are beautiful and you can do so many different things with them for holiday decorating.

  • Waverly Egbert June 20, 2013, 3:11 am

    I live in a Senior Retirement Apartment complex for active seniors and teach a craft class twice a week. I am always looking for items that arthritic fingers can make. Many seniors have hands that do not work very well but I think with help many of them can make some ornaments. Thank you in advance for forwarding any ornaments that you feel might work for us.

  • barb fredette September 7, 2013, 7:18 am

    Hi Stacy
    I have been reading some of the concerns that people may be having with the pins, I have been just fooling around with the balls and when I started putting the pins in I said wow this can take a tole on my finger so I use a pair of needle nose pliers you can get them in a craft store and they work great. It is just a thought in case anyone wanted to try them.I will be ordering your patterns and then I can produce beautiful ornaments. Thanks again Stacy for being there for all of us you are truly an angel. Ok just thought this tip may help you all
    Thanks again Barb Fredette

    • ornamentgirl September 9, 2013, 6:55 am

      Barb, thank you so much for the tip! You’re right… your fingers REALLY feel the pins, but the good thing is, you start to build up a tolerance (or maybe callouses! haha) after you make a few. Thanks so much for the comment and the tip; I truly appreciate it!

  • Cindy Porter September 13, 2013, 12:40 am

    Have you thought about military ornaments. I have a son-in-law in the army and friends in marines, and navy. That would be a great ornament.

  • Beth Goehring September 19, 2013, 10:05 pm

    Just ordered your tutorial and can’t wait to get started! My question before starting…what is the minimal amount of material I could buy to finish one ornament? Thanks and your tutorial looks great! Thank you!

    • ornamentgirl September 19, 2013, 10:17 pm

      Beth, thanks so much for ordering it! You’ll need 2 colors of fabric, and could get away with about 1/8 of a yard of the first color, and then just a teensy bit more than that for the second. You may even be able to get away with 1/8 for both, but just for your first few, you might need a little more breathing room. I hope that helps, Beth! And thank you again for ordering the tutorial; I hope you enjoy making them!

  • mary alvarado September 22, 2013, 6:16 am

    I saw these ornaments when I went to visit my sister in California last winter. I fell in love with them would love to learn to make them. I would love to buy the tutorial so that I can learn to make them please.

  • Darcie Perkins October 3, 2013, 8:08 am

    Just wondering where is the best place to get the pins?

  • marion October 18, 2013, 11:56 pm

    I purchased the pinecone tutorial from you sometime last year and got the ribbon tutorial with it. I was wondering how I could get the other free tutorial with the wired ribbon you are now offering?
    How do you make the ornaments that look like the fabric is one color (white) but with a red stripe running thru it?
    Thank you

    • ornamentgirl December 31, 2013, 9:29 pm

      Hi Marion…Did you receive the wired ribbon tutorial? If not, please let me know and I will re-send.

      The ornaments like the white with red stripe are made with wired ribbon, and that red stripe is actually the wired edge of the ribbon… when the ribbon is folded, it creates that “stripe” you’re seeing. It’s an awesome looking effect of using ribbon instead of fabric! :)

  • MONICA October 21, 2013, 9:41 pm

    I just wanted to thank you for evolving! :) It’s great to see someone sharing their skill with others. I didn’t get to learn things from my grandmother, also, mother isn’t interested in much. For crafters to put out their wisdom and experience is so helpful to those of us who are shy and don’t have people around to share what they know.

    Thank you, thank you!

  • Joan December 31, 2013, 9:53 am

    I bought this pattern but i wanted the directions for the ornament with the blue snowflakes. Looks likeThe you used aqua piping on the seams with you put it together. Please let me know if you can send me directions on how you put the snowflake one together.

    • ornamentgirl December 31, 2013, 9:27 pm

      Hi Joan… the ornament with the blue snowflakes is actually made from the same pattern, but it’s made with wired ribbon rather than fabric. The pattern you purchased also comes with a bonus tutorial showing how to make an ornament with the wired ribbon…and the blue piping on that snowflake ornament is actually the wire edging of the ribbon. :) If you didn’t get that bonus tutorial along with the main one, please let me know, and I’ll re-send it. I hope that helps!

  • Connie Miller July 14, 2014, 9:15 pm

    At seventy I am not computer savvy. I ordered the tutorial last night for your Christmas ornaments and paid thru Paypal. I clicked on my email links and quickly looked at the pattern and thought if I saved to my favorites I could see it at anytime. This morning I cannot get to any of the three links. It says access denied request has expired. Help! Help! I am also interested in the Christmas tree . Are these instructions available in old fashion paper form. That would be so much easier for me. Looking forward to making these. Thank you for your help in this matter. Connie

    • Staci Ann Lowry July 15, 2014, 9:35 am

      Hi Connie…I’ve just emailed everything to you, and I am so sorry for the trouble! Will you let me know that you’ve received the patterns, so I know? Thanks so much, and again, I truly apologize for the trouble! ~Staci Ann

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