{How To} Holiday Ornaments- Quilted Trees

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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.
**Since I know that many of you like to print out a hard copy of the article to use as a reference while sewing, I have created an optional PDF that’s optimized for printing and ad-free. Find more here. The blog post and video are totally free to read, print, and sew! The PDF tutorial & download for $2 is totally optional.

Basic Instructions:
  1. Your felt square will be your backer. Place your 1st scrap face up. (the 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.

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

Now, if you love making Christmas Ornaments, you will want to click here and see my Mega Christmas Ornament round-up. There you will find tons of free ornaments to celebrate the season and make with your family.

100+ Christmas Ornaments Patterns Rounded Up in one place. The Sewing Loft




  1. What wonderful little trees, I love them!

  2. Erin@myveryeducatedmother says

    I really like this quilt as you go technique, thanks for sharing!

  3. Nadia Brauwers says


  4. Otávio Matias says

    wonderful!! congrats!

  5. thegraphicsfairy says

    So bright and cheerful! I love that they’re soft too, you could hang these anywhere on the tree and not worry about little hands (or paws) breaking them!

  6. Jowyn Jenson says

    thanks for this lovely tutorial.

  7. these are go great!!! love the fabric

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday!!
    Hope to see you there again tomorrow!

    Natasha xxx

  8. Suzanne @ Welcome to Willow House says

    So cute. When my mother was living, she gave the kids ornaments each year, often ones she had made. She made some cuties really similar to these one time. Thanks for sharing.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. so so cute

  12. Beverlyjane says

    Hi Again, Heather,

    I love your little trees. A good way for me to start using my scraps.

  13. 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

  14. Rufina Herman says

    Heather, I would love to make these trees, however I can not find the template for the trees. Help. Thanks and Merry Christmas! I don’t know what a URL is