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Handmade Christmas Tree
This 25 patch mini quilt tree
ornament looks like it was difficult to make and that you put a lot of
effort into it. But in reality, it is just sewn strips of fabric together
to create this festive quilted ornament!
Free Christmas Tree
Ornament Sewing Pattern:
How to Make A Mini 25 Patch Quilt Tree Ornament
You will Need:
small scraps of
small pieces of quilt
ribbon for a handle
(or use a metal ornament hook)
Continue sewing strips
of fabric together until you have five strips sewn together.
Repeat this with the other set of five different
Press seams towards one
side. (Any side is fine.)
Now cut the sewn strips
into 1 1/2" strips. Now you will have little tiny squares of five sewn
Arrange the rows of
five squares in the order you want the quilt ornament to look.
Begin sewing the rows
of squares together matching and pinning at the seams.
Once you have your 25
squares sewn together we are going to make a border around the quilt. Add
a strip of fabric to the left and the right of your quilt.
To do so place the
strip pretty sides together to one side of the quilt and stitch using the
pressure foot as your guide.
same to the other side of the quilt.
Then open and press the
Now attach the top and bottom strip in the same
(You do not need to do
this step if you are using a metal hook for hanging, or if you want to
make it into a mini quilt, and not a tree ornament.)
Fold the ribbon for a handle in half. Pin the raw edges
of the ribbon in the corner as shown. Stitch in place at the corner where
the pin is to hold the ribbon in place.
Keep the ribbon on the inside (down on the quilt
- not sticking up) as shown in the photo. It will come up and be a ribbon
to hold the ornament once the backing is sewn and it is turned pretty side
Cut a piece of quilt
batting and backing from fabric for your ornament the same size as the
Place the quilt batting on
the table, then place front and back
pieces of quilt pretty sides together and pin through all three layers on
the edge as shown. Mark a 3" opening on one side by
putting double pins. You do not want to sew there because that is where
you will turn your pillow pretty side out when you are done stitching it.
Stitch around the edge of the quilt using the
pressure foot as
your guide and pivoting at the corners. (Don't forget to leave the opening.)
Trim seams and clip
Turn quilt pretty side
out and gently poke out corners. Hand stitch the opening closed.
Top stitch any way you would like. I
top stitched around the outer boarder and then around each squared area as
you can see in the photo.
How Cute! Your Mini 25
Patch Quilt Ornament is done. All the great handmade
ornaments you make also make wonderful gift toppers too!
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