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Ideas wanted - Christmas ornaments(??) from 2-1/2 strips

Ideas wanted - Christmas ornaments(??) from 2-1/2 strips

Old 10-25-2013, 07:53 AM
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Default Ideas wanted - Christmas ornaments(??) from 2-1/2 strips

I've been working on turning a bunch of my late Grandmother's dresses into quilts to give to my aunts and uncles and it looks I am going to have lots of 2-1/2" strips left over after making all of the quilts.

I thought it might be nice to turn those leftovers into Christmas ornaments that I could give out to my cousins. The colors from her dresses aren't particularly "Christmasy" but I think they'll be appreciated anyway.

Anybody have any ideas I could use for this? The simpler the better, so I'll have time to make enough for everyone!

Or other similar ideas? Something small and simple that can be made from a mix of 2-1/2 strips that would appeal to people of all sorts of ages and genders. (I have LOTS of cousins!)
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:57 AM
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If you make them into small fabric frames then a picture could be put into the middle for the tree. My favorite way of remembering those that have passed.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:35 AM
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How about a star, or this
http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/bl...holiday-ideas/
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:16 AM
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Here's a link with a bunch of ideas.
http://www.favequilts.com/Quilted-Ornaments
I like the folded star ornament. I think it can be made on a flat surface, too, but it looks so difficult, but really isn't.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:47 AM
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Make any quilt block pattern you wish .... just small sized, so you can hang it on the tree!
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by charsuewilson View Post
Here's a link with a bunch of ideas.
http://www.favequilts.com/Quilted-Ornaments
I like the folded star ornament. I think it can be made on a flat surface, too, but it looks so difficult, but really isn't.
The folded star ornament takes a little time, but is well worth the effort. I have made many of them. All you need is a 3" styrofoam ball and 2 1/2" squares. Oh, of course, a big box of straight pins. )
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These look great! Thanks for the links. I took a quick look - will have to look more when I'm not cheating and playing around online at work. LOL
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how about the ball where you cut 2 1/2" sqs and stuff them into the Styrofoam ball with glusde. they come out nice and are quick to do. even kids can do it.
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I plan on making these with my 6yr. old niece http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2011/12...ornaments.html
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Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
how about the ball where you cut 2 1/2" sqs and stuff them into the Styrofoam ball with glusde. they come out nice and are quick to do. even kids can do it.
this is what I was going to suggest. They're quick, easy and look really neat.
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