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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas Project

Christmas Ornaments- Little Tree
Skills Discovered
We will learn a quick way to make stuffed Christmas ornaments.

Sewing machine in good working order .
Machine quilting or embroidery needles size 11 or 14.
Your favourite sewing supplies and a pencil.
Some hand sewing needles (did I just type that?)
You Will Need:
1. Strips already sewn together
2. A small amount of stuffing
3. Cotton batting, and backing
4. Threads.
5. Scraps of trim and ribbon.
6. Beads and sequins.
7. Fun yarn for couching.
Layer pre-sewn strips with batting and backing (blue fabric).
Pin or spray-baste all three layers together.
With a fun thread quilt some meandering lines.
Using a small zigzag stitch, couch down the hairy yarn.

Using the tree template, draw three trees on the blue fabric.
Sew on each line leaving a 2 inch opening for turning.
Cut out each tree with a ¼ inch seam allowance.

Turn each tree right side out.
Sew on beads by hand.
Stuff through opening.
Stitch opening closed.
Stitch on cording loop by hand.

Voila! a finished fun ornament. If you want to make more ,start by making a much larger quilted top.
If you would like a tree pattern, email me and I will send you one.
HO! HO! HO! Happy Holiday

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