Free Pattern Friday – Quilted Christmas Ornaments (no sew)

I admired these ornaments whenever I saw someone else doing them and finally tried them myself! They aren’t very difficult to do just really time consuming. I think getting two sides “quilted” on one ball took me about an hour on my first try. The results were worth it though. I enjoyed making them and using up scraps of fabric!

You’ll need:

  • 3″ Styrofoam Balls
  • Dressmaker Pins (LOTS)
  • 2.5″ squares of fabric (I used this size for my ornaments and it worked fine. She uses 3″ in the video. Either size will work.)
  • Glue gun
  • Ribbon or strip of fabric for ball outside (I used a 3″ strip folded as shown in the video)
  • Ribbon for hanger

Quilted Ornament (No Sew) Video Tutorial

Quilted Christmas ornaments

First attempt – not too bad. Lining everything up takes practice.

Quilted Christmas ornaments

Other side of same ornament – points are a little better. It got faster as I went along.

Quilted Christmas ornaments

Second ornament first side – playing with a big middle. Lots of ways to make them look different!

Quilted Christmas ornaments

Here’s a snazzy color combination!

I still have to do the finishing part of adding the surrounding strip and the hanger but that won’t take long for these. They look more difficult to make than they really are! Great gifts. Give em a shot!

Comments

  1. What a great tutorial! I am going to see if Grace is interested in making some. I think she could handle it.

    Have to laugh – at first I thought it was going to be a video of you making the ornaments, and was startled when I heard the baby in the background! I was pretty sure corgis don’t make those noises. LOL!

    Merry Christmas, Katie, and thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

  2. I love these ornaments.Last year I made some to gift.

  3. It is interesting that these have come back into style. I have one from my mom’s ornament stash that she had from when I was a child. I don’t know where she got it. No one wanted it because anything “fabric” was very “country” and out of style. I took it just for memories sake.
    I love your red and black one!

  4. Yours look wonderful! I’ve been meaning to try these too, but just haven’t had the courage or time.

  5. Cyndi Zoller says:

    Katie, I’ve been admiring these too and wondering how to make them. Thanks for the video tutorial!

  6. They’re really pretty Katie! I’ll have to make 3 of these to give away to my friends. How long did it take you to make one? And did you do the intersecting line drawing first or you just eyeballed it?

  7. Thank you for sharing. What a great idea!!!

  8. I love these! The video states using 3 inch squares, yet you wrote 2.5 inch squares. Does it make a difference? Do you notice that they are more bulky if using larger squares?

    Thanks for the advice!

    • I checked a few other places and several people recommended the 2.5″ squares over 3″ so that is what I tried and I think they worked out great. I keep those on hand anyway to do my grandmothers flower garden hexies with so I already had several cut up. It worked out better I think. I haven’t tried the larger squares and I’m not sure I will since these seem to be working out.

  9. LINDA GOUGE says:

    Thanks for the help..Our Quilt Guild is small and we wanted to make them for our Country Store.

  10. Katie I just wanted to share my quilted Christmas balls with you. I started making these last year for gifts and have an order for 30 more this year. Really enjoy your blog. http://thisdamecooks.com/2012/08/quilted-christmas-balls-weekend-project/

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