Folded fabric Christmas ornament

Folded fabric ornaments can be constructed by hand sewing, machine sewing, glue stick or wonder under.  When machine sewing, sewing can be done by chain piecing so several ornaments can be made at the same time.

Variable Star ornament

Cutting – any colors can be substituted for the listed colors

3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ square 1 muslin for foundation                                                                                 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ square 1 red for center                                                                                                2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″  squares 4 white for row 1                                                                                           2″ x 3 1/2″ strips 4 for row 2                                                                                                                 2″ x 2″ squares 4 for row 3                                                                                                                   3″ x 3″ squares 4 for row 4                                                                                                                    3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ square for backing                                                                                                        20″ of 1 3/4″ wide fabric for binding.

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Secure 3 1/2″ red square to foundation.                                                                                             IMG_1851Fold 2 3/4″ white squares for row one in half diagonal.  Press.  Position one in each corner of red fabric, having fold toward  center and raw edges along outside edges.

 

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Fold green strips in half lengthwise.  Press.  Position one on each side, having fold toward center and raw edges along outside.  Secure. IMG_1853   IMG_1854

 

 

 

Fold 2″ white squares for row 3 in quarters.  Press.  Position one in each corner, having folded edges on inside and raw edges on outside.Secure.IMG_1855

 

 

 

IMG_1856Fold 3″ white squares for row 4 in quarters.  Press.    Align point of square with center diamond.  Secure.  Trim away excess.

 

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Add backing.  Sew binding to front with a 1/8″ seam and hand tack on back. A loop can be added for hanging.

Enjoy your new ornament.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

 

 

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