We’re participating in the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop. Today, we’re sharing our handmade ornament that was made for the exchange. Making a No Sew Quilted Christmas Ornament isn’t difficult, but it does involve a lot of steps! Have a look at how you can make one, too! The best part is that depending upon the fabric you choose, they can be made to match any Christmas decor.
I was partnered with Maureen from Red Cottage Chronicles for the exchange. She told me she uses traditional colors for her tree, so I opted to go with red, green, and a snow pattern for the fabric. I hope she’ll like it!
Materials Used for No Sew Quilted Christmas Ornament:
3″ Styrofoam Ball
3 Fabric Colors Cut into 3×3 inch squares
There are a lot of steps in making a no sew quilted ornament, but it’s not difficult at all to make them. There are a few different ways to make them. This is the pattern that I liked best.
1 Cut each fabric color into 3 inch squares — 32 of one color, 16 of one color, and 8 of one color
2 Cut two 2 inch squares of the same color as you used for the 8
3 Place one of the 2 inch squares at the center point of the ball. Pin in place.
4 Fold a 3 inch square of your first fabric in half and then in half again to find the center of the square.
5 Insert pin through the back side of the fabric.
6 Pin to the center of the ball. Fold the fabric into a triangle and pin at the bottom center and on both ends. Repeat 3 times.
7 Using the second fabric, repeat the steps above using 4 pieces of fabric. Make sure the points line up. Repeat with 4 more of the same color.
8 Add third fabric, using 4 pieces of fabric.Repeat with 4 additional pieces.
9 Using fabric number 2, add an additional 4 pieces on top of fabric 3. Repeat with 4 more pieces of fabric 2.
10 Turn the ball over and repeat all of the steps above. Make sure to find the center of the ball before you begin on the second half. Once completed, you’ll have rough edges that meet in the center of the ball.
11 Cut a strip of fabric #2 long enough to go around the ball. Fold it over so that the raw edges aren’t showing. Use a dot of hot glue to hold the fold in place.
12 Pin the fabric strip to the top center of the ball. Run the strip around the center, making sure to cover all of the raw edges of the triangular folds.
13 Fold the end of the strip to hide raw edge and hot glue to the other end of the strip.
14 Add a strip of ribbon with a pin to the spot at which the fabric strip meets.
15 Make a loop and pin the other end of the ribbon in place.
16 Add a pearl head pin to secure the ribbon.
Whew! That is a lot of steps! One of the good things about this being no sew is that as you’re adding layers, if one doesn’t seem to be sitting quite right, all you need to do is remove the pins and try again.
Before I made the ornament for Maureen, I practiced on one for our tree. It’s made using a slightly different pattern than the red and green one. It has one less layer.
These can be made to go with any Christmas decor. I’m making a few more to share.
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No Sew Quilted Ornament
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