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,…

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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……

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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.  …

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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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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…

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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.…

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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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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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You don’t always need to use a ribbon bow on your quilted ornaments. For this one, I made a hanger out of gold beads, sewing it under the gold trim to hold it in place, and then covered up any “messy” parts with gold sequins. Simple & elegant! Happy Ornament-ing!

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