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. ;)
What I love most about making quilted Easter Egg ornaments, is that you can mix and match all sorts of colors and textures... in fact, the more colors & patterns, the better! They are a GREAT way to use up scraps, remnants, and fat quarters.
An easy idea to get started with? Just begin at the ...
It can seem tricky to use fabric that has words on it in making quilted ornaments. Since the fabric for most patterns is usually cut into small pieces, and then folded into even smaller pieces, it can seem like the words wouldn't even be readable in the finished ornament.
There are a couple of things you ...
Ever have holes or gaps in the very center of an ornament, where some stubborn foam insists on showing itself?
(#NoShame - it happens to all of us!)
One cute way to hide this (and this is just ONE way... I'll send even more in future emails).. is to simply pin on a bead cap, like shown ...
Something we REALLY love doing around here is making little changes to patterns, to turn them into something totally different!
In this ornament, Monica took the Windmill pattern, and turned it into this gorgeous Queen of Hearts Crown, with only a few simple changes.
You can see her video, showing these little changes, right HERE... which you ...
I am asked a lot if I cut the edges from my wired ribbons before using them to make my ornaments.
Every so often I do (if the wire inside is very hard to work with), but most of the time, I try to incorporate the edge into the design of the ornament.
That's what I did ...