Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Fabric Star Ornament

  1. #1
    Super Member SandyinZ4's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southeast Idaho
    Posts
    2,754
    Blog Entries
    9
    I decided to try my hand at a tutorial after reading so many nice ones on here. I saw a similar pattern to this made with 3 fat quarters and given as a Christmas gift. I just modified it into a lot smaller ornament.
    In case you can't read directions on my crude drawing, here is what you need.

    Scraps of 3 coordinating fabrics minimum 2.5 x 5.5
    Embroidery floss & needle
    Button
    *****
    Cut 3 2" x 5" coordinating strips.

    Thread needle with 7-8" . Do not make a knot.


    1. Lay the first strip down WRONG side up and make your first fold, folding the right bottom corner to the left as seen in picture above the directions.
    2. Make your next fold to the right keeping edges even. (You may have to finger press the folds to get them to lay flat or you could iron.)
    3. Make your third fold to the left and you should have a little bit of fabric still unfolded at the top.
    4. Next picture shows how you have to fold down the left corner of remaining edge. This is so it fits inside the folded part better.
    5. Tuck remaining piece inside the folds you previously made. You can see pic in lighter pink fabric pic.
    6. Make two more triangles the same way from the other two strips.
    7. Lay triangles out similar to layout in next picture.
    8. Put one on top of the other until you have a pleasing star arrangement.
    9. Place button on top triangle and insert needle thru from front to back and then back thru from back and thru other button hole.
    10. Cut thread, leaving enough of a tail to tie two knots to secure button.
    Note: You want to make sure you catch all the little folded in parts with the thread.
    11. With remaining floss, thread thru top of one point of star and make loop to size you like. Tie off and Voila! ...Your Fabric Star ornament.

    Some who made these used a very cute Christmas button and made it even more festive. Please post pics of your efforts as I would love to see how yours turn out.

    Directions and Steps 1-3
    Name:  Attachment-115742.jpe
Views: 2141
Size:  37.9 KB

    Step 4 & 5
    Name:  Attachment-115743.jpe
Views: 2139
Size:  26.4 KB

    Step 5
    Name:  Attachment-115744.jpe
Views: 2152
Size:  31.1 KB

    Step 7
    Name:  Attachment-115745.jpe
Views: 2139
Size:  29.7 KB

    Step # 8
    Name:  Attachment-115746.jpe
Views: 2120
Size:  24.9 KB

    Finished!
    Name:  Attachment-115747.jpe
Views: 2176
Size:  31.8 KB

  2. #2
    Super Member luv-e's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Southeast Ohio
    Posts
    2,493
    thanks so much for the tut!!!!!
    This is cute. Idea for my small tree, :thumbup: :thumbup:

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Connecticut shoreline
    Posts
    2,157
    Quote Originally Posted by luv-e
    thanks so much for the tut!!!!!
    This is cute. Idea for my small tree, :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Nice for a pin also

  4. #4
    Super Member BettyGee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,896
    Thank you so much. This is really special. Could also use it as a gift package tag. Very generous of you.

  5. #5
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,113
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thank you for the tute! I can see these used in many different ways :D:D:D

  6. #6
    3699quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    313
    Thank You - this is something simple for my 8 yr. old to make.

  7. #7
    Senior Member kellen46's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    690
    Very easy and very cute...I am going to make some of these for sure.

  8. #8
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    31,246
    Blog Entries
    194
    thanks for the tutorial

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Harford County, MD
    Posts
    186
    Love it. Always looking for something new and nice.

  10. #10
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    31,246
    Blog Entries
    194
    thanks for the tutorial

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.