These fabric Christmas ornaments are so fun to create.  Once you find the right fabrics, they go together in a snap.

Fabric Mini Quilt Christmas Ornaments

This idea will work with any of your favorite Christmas fabrics!  I chose Paintbrush Studio Fabric’s Handmaid Holiday collection to make these – they are perfect for these mini quilt ornaments.  Use this idea and create enough ornaments for a tree and gifts for all your friends too!

Fabric Mini Quilt Christmas Ornament supplies:

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece  
HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing
Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive

Fabric:  Assorted Christmas fabrics (1 Flat Fat Stack of PBS Handmade Holiday)

Other supplies:  Iron (I love my Oliso Pro), rotary cutter, mat, and ruler, sewing machine, sharp scissors, a chopstick for pushing out corners, narrow ribbon or string for hanging the ornament,  and other basic sewing supplies.

“Joy” Mini Quilt Christmas Ornament

This tutorial will show how I made the Joy ornament.  Use this idea to make others!

Step 1:

First, cut out the design for the ornament from the fabric.

Next, trim and square the design with a ruler.  The size does not matter, just allow enough extra fabric around the design for 1/4″ seams. The measurement for this one is 3 1/4″ square.

The next step is to cut borders for the design.  The borders are 1″ wide.  Cut the top and bottom borders 3 1/4″ long.  Cut the side borders 4 1/4″ long.

Stitch the borders to the center with 1/4″ seams and press.

Step 2:

This ornament is 4 1/4″ square, so cut one backing fabric 4 1/4″ square.  Next, cut one 4 1/4″ square of HeatnBond Fusible Fleece and cut one 4 1/4″ square of HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing.

Step 3:

Bond the HeatnBond Fusible Fleece to the wrong side of the pieced ornament front following the package instructions.  Next, follow the HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing package instructions and bond 4 1/4″ square of interfacing to the wrong side of the ornament backing fabric.  Fold and press the bottom edge of both the ornament front and back 1/4″ as shown.

Step 4:

The next step is to add the ribbon hanger for the ornament.  Cut a piece of ribbon or string about 9″ long.  Attach both ends to the front of the ornament by stitching them 1/8″ from the edge over where the seams are on the border.

Now, pin the front of the ornament and the backing right sides together, sandwiching the hanger string and matching the folds at the bottom.

Stitch around 3 sides of the ornament 1/4″ from the edge.  Be sure to backstitch at the begging and end. Do not stitch the folded edge.  Clip the corners away.

Turn the ornament right side out, push out the corners, and press.  Hand stitch the opening (where the edges are folded) closed.  Quilt as desired.  This one is stitched in the ditch of the border.  Here is a picture of quilting around the design too.

Step 5:

To finish the mini quilt ornament, cut a 1″ strip of fabric and tie a bow to the hanging string.  Use Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive to keep the bow in place.

Have fun creating lots of Fabric Mini Quilt Christmas Ornaments! They are great for practicing quilting skills.

Who wouldn’t love one decorating a Christmas package?  Oh, the possibilities…

Carla

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