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Styro Ball Ornaments - I went crazy and had a BALL!!!

Old 03-06-2011, 08:37 PM
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You sure went crazy but they are such fun to make one is unable to stop. Love the colors you used.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by lavona
i tried these but they were often off center is there an easy way to find the middle of the ball to get started.
Hard to describe; I finger pressed the two "beginning" squares in half both ways to find the center of them. Then I pinned one of the two squares on the ball and then on the opposite "side" of the ball, I adjusted the second square so that the 4 corners were about the same distance from each of the corners opposite to the first square. Take a look to see if the center of the 2 squares appears to be directly opposite each other. I got pretty good at "eye-balling" the squares so didn't really measure from corner to opposing corner. Hope this helps. :roll:
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:57 AM
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I have that pattern in my stack of wanting to try. Thanks for "push" to get started. They look great!!
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:23 AM
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Really nice. Thanks for sharing the photos and the link. I'm gonna save it and hope to give it a try. :D
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by JMZquilts
Here is a photo of the Christmas ornaments gifts I made from Dec.'10 thru Feb.'11. I used Xmas scraps and/or fat eighths. I like the fact they look like they're quilted. Really found it fun and easy to do while watching TV, waiting for an appointment, etc. I made enough for each of the staff persons at my aunt's retirement home and then just kept going (some for relatives and me too).

Made a box of bows (see below) which I'll attach with an ornament hanger in Nov. using a glue gun. Also made 6 Spring/Easter ones and three sets of hanging Valentine ones.
have made many of these also ...aren't they fun !!! got my pins at the dollar store...just thought i'd pass that tip along. they are beautiful

If interested, directions can be found at
www.make-stuff.com/projects/quiltball.html

Bought the 3" styro balls at Michael's with coupons and the MANY pins needed at Michael's or JoAnns with 40% off coupons or notions' sales. Be sure to use a thimble.
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cute... inspiring and nope I don't got time... lol
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:19 PM
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Great idea - thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:08 AM
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these are really wonderful.
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