{How To} Holiday Ornaments- Quilted Trees

Guest Post #3

 No Ugly Ornaments Challenge

Well, the scrap basket is full again and that means it is time to clean house.  So, I thought I would create something for the tree.

For anyone who sews this “quilt as you go” technique will be super simple.  And you will have a bunch made in a jiffy!

Quilted Trees

Quilted Trees -The Sewing Loft

Easy tree ornaments made from scrap fabrics. By The Sewing Loft

This project is for sewers of all levels.

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  • fabric scraps
  • felt square
  • 10″ ribbon
* For this project it is best to use woven scraps. And if you press them ahead of time, it will make things easier.
Basic Instructions:
  1. Your felt square will be your backer. Place your 1st scrap face up. (wrong side down.) Line up your second scrap face down. The two scraps will be right sides together.
  2. Straight stitch in place. Turn the 2nd piece over and flat. (I used my fingers for “pressing”. ) Repeat the process until you have a large enough patchwork for your shape. This is now your mini quilt.
  3. If you would like to add a decorative stitch to your mini quilt, now is the time.  I added a few for photos. Quilted Trees Holiday Ornaments -The Sewing Loft
  4. Trace and cut out your shape. (I used pinking sheers.)
  5. Fold your ribbon in half and insert at the top edge between the backer and scraps.
  6. Straight stitch all around to keep ribbon and fabric in place.

Fabric Scrap Holiday Ornaments -The Sewing Loft

These are really a great way to use up scraps and create something fun for the holidays.

ps- they look really cute on packages.

pps- if you like the idea but don’t have the time, there are a few listed in the shop that are ready to ship.

Click here for more of the No Ugly Ornaments Challenge. A new ornament will be posted every weekday during the month of November.

**Remember, I would love to see your quilted ornaments .  Be sure to share photos on my facebook page!


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  2. Hi Heather – these little trees are adorable. Just have a
    question though – is the felt inbetween the 2 pieces
    of fabric?

    • Hello Bobbie,
      The felt is actually on the bottom as a base. You will place the fabric scraps directly on top of the felt. The face of the fabric should be “kissing”. Then when you turn over your top piece the print is exposed.

  3. Hi Heather – these little trees are adorable, and such a good use of
    scraps. Just have a question though – is the felt inbetween the 2 pieces
    of fabric?

    • Hello Bobbie!
      The felt is one piece folded in half to give dimension.
      Please send me some photos if you make them! I would love to see them.

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  8. I just love your different ideas, especially the no ugly ornaments. So informational. I also love making the yardage out of scraps. I just didn’t know what to do with my scraps. I just know I hate to throw them out. Thanks for everything, keep up the good work

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