Not long after I began selling my "quilted" ornaments (in quotes, because they aren't really quilted....they are NO SEW), 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 mine a little differently (after more than 20 years of experience), and everyone wanted to know exactly what I was doing to get such crisp, perfect lines.

For years, I've sold these instructions as an eBook (it's still for sale, right HERE).

But now, I've got a 3-part Video Workshop. And it's FREE!

 

You can watch it on YouTube right below. BUT... if you'd like to also receive a Printable Shopping List and Online Supply Buying Guide (with links to all my favorite places to buy supplies!), CLICK HERE. I'll send it all right to your email!

You can make these out of almost any kind of material you can dream up (fabric, ribbon, keepsake baby clothes, 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. (Here's a gallery of ideas.)

 

 

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 from THIS PAGE. I will be glad to answer all questions as best I can!

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. The video workshop above will take you through every single step, from start to finish. If you can fold a piece of fabric, you can make these... I promise.

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 instructions, in whole or in part, in any way. (It's against the law, of course.)

Do you have any other questions? I have a list of Frequently Asked Questions right HERE, and if you're still wondering about something, you can let me know below in the comments, or feel free to contact me...I'll be glad to help if I can.

232 Comments

  1. Roxy on October 20, 2014 at 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 on October 23, 2014 at 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! :)

  2. Lorri Kemp on October 21, 2014 at 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 on October 23, 2014 at 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: https://theornamentgirl.com/blog/being-crafty/quilted-ornament-pattern/

      Let me know if you have questions! :)

      • Anonymous on December 17, 2014 at 9:30 am

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

  3. Traci Ann Tilson on October 21, 2014 at 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 on October 21, 2014 at 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!

  4. Marge on October 22, 2014 at 12:12 am

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

  5. Kim on November 4, 2014 at 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 on November 8, 2014 at 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!

  6. Gail scott on November 9, 2014 at 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 on December 30, 2014 at 2:26 am

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

  7. Veronica on December 3, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Staci,
    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.

    Sincerely,
    Veronica Wauneka

    • Staci Ann Lowry on December 3, 2014 at 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!

  8. Karen Poole on December 3, 2014 at 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 on December 3, 2014 at 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. :)

  9. Stephanie on December 18, 2014 at 5:39 am

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

    • Staci Ann Lowry on December 18, 2014 at 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!

  10. Kathy butcher on December 21, 2014 at 10:34 am

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

    • Staci Ann Lowry on December 30, 2014 at 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.

  11. lynda on December 23, 2014 at 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

  12. Millie on December 25, 2014 at 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 on December 30, 2014 at 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!

  13. Linda Newman on December 27, 2014 at 12:36 pm

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

    • Anonymous on December 29, 2014 at 7:10 am

      I printed my downloaded PDF to put in a notebook for easy reference.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on December 30, 2014 at 2:29 am

      Linda, it’s currently a download only.

  14. Chris Smith on December 29, 2014 at 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 on December 30, 2014 at 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!)

  15. Janet on January 2, 2015 at 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!

  16. Margaret on January 3, 2015 at 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.
    Margaret

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

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

  17. Mary Ann Colaneri on January 3, 2015 at 9:02 am

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

    • Staci Ann Lowry on January 3, 2015 at 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?

  18. Linda McCarthy on January 8, 2015 at 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 on January 8, 2015 at 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!

  19. Joni on January 23, 2015 at 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 on February 10, 2015 at 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!!

  20. Melanie. Boles on January 31, 2015 at 1:53 am

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

    • Staci Ann Lowry on February 4, 2015 at 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. :)

  21. Joni on February 7, 2015 at 5:43 am

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

    • Staci Ann Lowry on February 10, 2015 at 3:17 am

      Joni, I just replied….I apologize for the delay!

  22. George on February 8, 2015 at 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 on February 10, 2015 at 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 on February 10, 2015 at 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!

  23. Vickey Wessman on February 11, 2015 at 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 on February 12, 2015 at 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..

  24. Vicky Fite on February 14, 2015 at 11:47 am

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

  25. sharon maul on February 27, 2015 at 5:03 am

    where did you get the material?

    • Staci Ann Lowry on March 23, 2015 at 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.

  26. Kathee Hixon on March 7, 2015 at 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!
    Kathee

    • Staci Ann Lowry on March 23, 2015 at 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!

  27. Janet Jones on March 18, 2015 at 6:45 am

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

    • Staci Ann Lowry on March 18, 2015 at 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.

  28. Debbie on March 20, 2015 at 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 on March 23, 2015 at 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. :)

  29. Cindy on May 1, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Do you ever have a problem with the pins coming out of the bow and hanging ribbon when you hang the ornaments?

    • Staci Ann Lowry on May 4, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Hi Cindy…. Hi Doty,

      No, I’ve never had a problem, because the pin I use to attach the hanger is usually a long pearl pin, and putting that through the multiple layers of ribbon and/or fabric has usually been plenty enough to provide a strong hold. However, if you would like to have some more security, you can always add a little dab of glue just below the hanger, right before you secure it down to the top of the ornament.

      I hope that helps! :)

  30. Debra Euler on May 6, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Please i would like to buy the book of all the ornament pattern in it please tell me how to get them

  31. Cindy Long on May 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I do not have an e-reader. Is there a format that I can purchase the book and patterns?

  32. Susan on July 8, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Beautifully made pdfs and GREAT ornie! Thank you!!

    • Staci Ann Lowry on July 9, 2015 at 11:26 am

      I’m so glad you like the PDF, Susan, thank you! :)

  33. Karen on July 16, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Stacy, i purchased two of your tutorials. Can you tell me how much material is used for one ornament. Do I need 1/4 yard per color or less. Please email me.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on July 17, 2015 at 10:06 am

      Hi Karen…. I just emailed you. You’ll need about 1/8 yard, and that’ll probably still leave you with a little extra. Thank you so much, and I hope you enjoy making the ornaments. :)

  34. Karen on July 18, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Staci,
    Some you tube videos say to cut material into 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ squares. If I recall your directions are for 3″ x 2″. Will it mmake a difference if they are cut 2-1/2 x 2-1/2″

    • Staci Ann Lowry on July 19, 2015 at 9:33 am

      Hi Karen…. You can still use them, but I don’t prefer the squares myself. The directions that use squares usually fold them completely in half, and use the square shape to make the halves perfect. And so, half the square is essentially covered up and useless, AND the length of your folded triangle will be shorter as a result. So, less of the pattern will be actually showing on the ornament, and you’ll have to make your layers a little bit closer together to make up for that. In my pattern, I use a longer rectangle because I stagger the layers so that the ones with a patterned fabric show more (I just think it looks much nicer). With all that being said, if you’ve already cut squares, you can definitely still use them. You’ll probably just need to make your layers a little bit closer together than shown in the tutorial. I hope that helps! By the way, did you ever receive my email about the amount of fabric to use? I saw that you had also asked here on this blog, and was worried my email had wound up in spam….

      • Anonymous on July 19, 2015 at 2:57 pm

        Staci,
        Thanks for the information on that. As to your question, no I never received your email about the yardage.
        I looked in my spam folder but it was not there either. Last week I received an email for you in my regular mail so there would not be a problem.

        On another note – or quick question, when using ribbon for the layers on the ornaments instead of material, does it have to be the 2-1/2″ width or can 1-1/2″ inch be used.
        Thanks

        • Staci Ann Lowry on July 22, 2015 at 11:21 am

          Hi Karen…. I don’t think you are getting my email replies. The email you did receive from me last week was from my newsletter list, which is a different email address…. that may be why you received that one, and not the others I’ve sent.

          In case you didn’t get the last one…. yes, you can use the 1 and 1/2″ width. I use them often. In fact, when I use the wider 2 and 1/2″, I cut them in half lengthwise, to get more mileage out of it… that makes those pieces even thinner than 1 and 1/2 (and they still work).

          Hope that helps! :)

  35. Mary Farnell on September 19, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Are there directions somewhere for substituting ribbon for the accent fabric in the Quilted Ornament Tutorial? I love that look but cant find any information on using the ribbon.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on September 20, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Hi Mary….. Yes, this e-Book comes with a bonus tutorial that shows how to use ribbon instead of fabric. You can use all ribbon, or combine both ribbon & fabric together. :)

  36. Cynthia Ische on October 3, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Hi there: I purchased your bundled ‘complete collection’ of patterns for $60 and am starting to look through them. I love them all and can’t decide on a favorite. The pinecone and tree ones seem to catch my eye the most, but again…they are all lovely. Could you give me your opinion and a ranking of difficulty level on them? Is there one you suggest I start with over the others just to get the hang of it? I will check your FAQ section also. Thanks!

    • Staci Ann Lowry on October 4, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Hi Cynthia… thank you for purchasing my bundle!!

      I would recommend starting with the Basic Quilted Ball pattern. I think it’s the easiest to start with because it has the least amount of layers out of all the folded fabric ornaments. There’s also more room for error as you’re learning it. :)

      I hope that helps, and thank you again!

  37. anna on October 5, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    your designs are awesome

  38. Jean Ridder on October 19, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Could you please resend the order that I placed. It was placed on 9/15 for 35.00. I downloaded it and can’t find it or the email.

    Thank you

    • Staci Ann Lowry on October 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Yes, I sure can! Please let me know if you don’t see it in your inbox soon. :)

  39. Sherryl Proctor on November 12, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    I purchased the basic quilted ornament directions, and got the wired ribbon directions, but I don’t see where I got directions for attaching a hanger? Is there one on the site?

    Thanks.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on November 13, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Hi Sherryl…. The bow and hanger tutorial was supposed to have been included in your email – I’m so sorry about that! I am re-sending it to your email now. Will you let me know if you don’t see it in your inbox soon?

  40. Sonya Main on November 14, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I cannot get the moonlight free pattern to load. I would like to save it to my computer so that I can follow it as I progress. Any chance of sending the link again please and hope it works. Thank you

    • Staci Ann Lowry on November 16, 2015 at 12:05 am

      Absolutely, Sonya, I am sending it now. Please let me know if you still have trouble!

  41. Mary Jean Schimmel on November 16, 2015 at 12:01 am

    How do I download ebook after I’ve bought it?

    • Staci Ann Lowry on November 16, 2015 at 12:05 am

      Hi Mary Jean… thank you for ordering! An email should have arrived to you, containing links to the eBook files. I will go in right now and re-send them to you in case you didn’t get them. Will you let me know if you still don’t receive them in your inbox?

      Thank you again!

  42. Michelle Wilson on December 4, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    What kind of glue do you use? I’ve been using a low-temp hot glue gun and it isn’t the most accurate etc.

    • MICHELLE WILSON on December 4, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Nevermind. I just found my answer on the moonlight ornament PDF.

  43. Cindi on December 11, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Can you do these with a 4 inch ball? How large would the pieces of material have to be? I have made 3″ ornaments and would like to make larger ones Thank you

    • Staci Ann Lowry on December 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Hi Cindi…. Yes, absolutely. Just increase your rectangle size by an inch. You can also add an extra layer to each side as well if you want to. :)

  44. Reba Robertson on December 15, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I am unable to print out the three bonus tutorials, the only thing I get is the 42 page tutorial and it continually repeats itself. I sent you an e-mail, please respond. I have received copies of 10 or more of the 42 page tutorial…such a waste of paper. Please HELP ASAP as I wanted to make some fancy ornaments for Christmas. Thank you.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on December 15, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Hi Reba… I just replied to your email (I wasn’t fast enough for you! :) ) Will you let me know if the new copies I’ve sent work better for you?

      Thank you!
      Staci Ann

  45. Laura on January 18, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Where are the instructions for the Snowglobe ornament? Are they included in the basic instructions?
    Thank you!

  46. Christine Carrigan on January 28, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I’m trying to buy the eBook but the site won’t let me can you please help me? I have the new free pattern an open a account, ty Christine.

  47. Frances Stone on March 11, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Staci, I have misplaced or lost the E-book for the February ornament. I had surgery the week it came out and fear it was deleted from my email. How can I go about getting it sent to me again?

    • Staci Ann Lowry on March 15, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Hi Frances….. We sent you the ebook a few days ago and just want to make sure you received. Did it come through to you with no issues?

  48. MF on March 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Would these work for an 7 year old to make? She sews and does lots of other crafty things.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on March 15, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Hi there…. While the technique is certainly easy enough, my only concern is the fact that these ornaments contain a lot of straight pins. So, it is really up to you if you feel that would be an issue or not. :)

  49. brenda roberts on October 7, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Hello Staci, I made my first….My first sides looks pretty….but on the first side it went past half way on the ball…thus making my 2nd side lap over…I cannot figure out what I am doing.my sizes are correct, that was the first thing I checked. Have you made a video of the process yet?

    • Staci Ann Lowry on October 10, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Hi Brenda… it is actually totally okay if your first half covers more than half of the ball a little bit. (in fact, it usually will). When you do your second side, you’ll just end up having to overlap that fabric a little. On that very last layer of the second side, you’ll need to trim a bit, as shown in the eBook. Does that help? Please let me know.

  50. brenda roberts on October 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Another question, I just purchased the set again in case you had new directions. But looking at the pics it seems it is about a quarter inch turn down…thus about 1 3/4 left to work with, then on the instructions for using ribbons you say to use 1 1/2 ribbon…
    I realize you do not turn it down but this is still a difference in the width your working with.
    I did find that the balls I purchased where 2.8 in size not 3. Sorry my mistake.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on October 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      With fabric, I do usually turn the pieces down *about* a third of the way. However, you don’t need to be exact at all with this part. And, that’s why using the more narrow ribbon still works. The width is not as important in my opinion, as the length. Yes, it does have to be wide enough to do the job, but with ribbon you can get away with pretty narrow, because of the fact that you aren’t turning it down. But the most important point of all this is not to get stuck on how far to turn down your fabric, and the overall width – that part CAN vary. :) I hope that helps, and thank you!

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