How to make Easy Holiday Ornaments


Find a fabric that has a cute shape you like on it that is ornament sized. I used these little snowmen, but an ornament, santa, elf or christmas tree would be fun. You will also need a backing fabric and some small scraps of batting or felt will work for the middle layer. (Yes! I finally had a reason to pull out all those batting scraps I saved:) )


Trim out your design for the ornament leaving some extra room for trimming. Starch the fabrics well for some extra stiffness.

Layer them up just like a quilt sandwich! No need to baste, they will stick together just fine.



Now, get to stitching! I used my FMQ foot…yes it got a little crazy! Do what ever you like and they are so quick and easy you can try different threads too.


I tried outlining with a space around the shape and some on the edges. Also, I tried some different types of fmq stitches.

Trim with sharp scissors or pinking shears.

Last, I used short pieces of DMC floss and a large eyed needle to stitch through the top and then tied it in a knot…instant hanger for the ornament!


Done:)  The possibilities are endless!

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  1. I’m going to do this next year. So cute!

  2. Perfect – just what I needed. I recently made quilted advent calendars for my grandchildren – though the post in their country has so far failed to deliver :(
    At the side of the fabric panels there were several cute winter animal pictures. I knew I wanted to make these into tree ornaments but wasn’t sure how. Guess what I am doing tomorrow!
    Thank you.

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