Browsing Category Quilted Ornament Tips and Tricks

Where to Find Charms for your Quilted Ornaments


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I love adding little charms to my ornaments. I got this little ghost charm from TwoPurplePandas.com. By the way, I've got a handy list of supplies (with links) for these ornaments, right HERE.

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A Basic Star with Satin Fabric


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This Basic Star ornament is made with satin Halloween fabrics. Just a few tiny star sequins really make it pop! If you don't know how to make these ornaments yet, you can learn in my Basic Star Workshop... it's FREE!

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Finding Horizon of Hope fabric by Longaberger


Friday, October 13, 2017

This has been one of the most popular ornaments I've ever made, and it makes an absolutely beautiful breast cancer awareness gift. I am asked all the time about the fabric. It is called 'Horizon of Hope' by Longaberger. This fabric is retired and difficult to find, but I recommend you keep an eye out for it ...

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Using Sheer Fabrics in Quilted Ornaments


Friday, October 6, 2017

I get asked all the time if sheer fabrics will work on folded fabric ornaments. The biggest issue you'll find when you use sheer fabrics, is covering the pins from the layer below. If you're not careful, pins can sometimes show through sheer fabrics. You can easily take care of this issue by either... 1. Using a solid ...

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Using Stripes in your Quilted Ornaments


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Stripes tend to look best when you make sure the stripes are running lengthwise through your fabric pieces when you cut them... that way they end up running outward from the center of your finished ornament (instead of going in all different directions and wonky-looking.) Of course... there are always exceptions to every rule. ;)

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Try Unexpected Textures


Friday, September 29, 2017

Don't be afraid to experiment with different textures when it comes to your fabrics & ribbons. I made this Basic Star ornament with 'crinkly' ribbon, and it created a pretty shimmery effect that I didn't expect.

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