Quilty Holiday Ornaments

 

Hello Everyone,

The month of December can sometimes be a bit stressful with so much to do it’s hard to actually enjoy the holidays as much as we should. It’s time to stop stressing about presents, parties, and preparations. Enjoy the holidays by taking time out of your day to sew something cute. Give these Quilty Holiday Ornaments a try, they will for sure get you into the holiday spirit. We made our Quilty Ornaments with Little Town fabrics and smooth denim from the AGF Denim Studio and paired it with lovely decorative stitches and quilting.

To help make your Holiday sewing a bit easier scroll down to the end of this post to find our Holiday Bundle Fabric Giveaway!

Materials to Make Quilty Holiday Ornaments

  • Sewing machine (we use a BERNINA 350 PE)
  • Open embroidery foot #20/#20C/#20D
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Download the Holiday Ornament Templates here

To make the Tree Ornament

One (1) 6 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ rectangle from DEN-S-2002-Cool Foliage

One (1) 6 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ rectangle from LTO-8231- Winterberry Spice

One (1) 6 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ rectangle from batting

Small decorative red bow (we got ours from the dollar store)

6″ string

To make the Stocking Ornament

One (1) 2 1/2″ x 12″ strip from WND-1538 – Your Heart Pure

One (1) 4″ x 12″ from LTO-8236- Be Merry

One (1) batting 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″

6″ string

Three jingle bells (we got these from the dollar store too 🙂 )

To make the Gift Box Ornament

Two (2) 3 1/2″ squares from LTO-9239- Gifted

One (1) 3 1/2″ square from batting

One (1) 1 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ strip from PE-420- Crystal Pink

6″ string

18″ pink ribbon

We love using Bernina’s decorative stitches in our projects! Use contrasting color threads to make your project pop!

One of our favorite features on our Bernina is the Free Hand System! The Free Hand System is a good way to raise the presser foot temporarily when you want to pivot at the corners make sure to have  the needle down position engaged! When you get to the corner to pivot, use your right leg to raise the foot, turn the fabric to the new direction, release your leg to lower the foot and begin sewing again.

To make your strips on your present ornament attach your Blindstitch foot and line your strip up with the metal guide and stitch as close to the sides of the strip as possible. Make sure your needle is all the way to the left.

 

Holiday Fabric Bundle Giveaway!

One Lucky WeAllSew fan will win a fabric bundle from Art Gallery Fabrics!

All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “Do you have a handmade holiday decoration that has a tradition in your holiday celebration?” The the giveaway is open through Tuesday, December 19!

The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the WeAllSew.com blog by Tuesday, December 19 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact to claim the prize.

Happy Holidays,

AGF

57 thoughts on “Quilty Holiday Ornaments

  1. My mother made the entire family’s stockings, including those for the dogs, as well as the tree-skirt and advent calendar. She china paints, and had my sister and I make ornaments over the years, in addition to those she’s made for us, at least 1/3 of each of our trees (now that my sister and I have moved out and have our own trees) are covered in handmade ornaments.

  2. The handmade tradition in our house is a wall hanging that was made in about 1985. My children were 4 & 5 at the time and their father (my husband) was stationed in Korea that year. We made a wall hanging from a Bucilla kit in which I did the embroidery and the kids worked on sewing the sequins. It has Santa and woodland animals on it. They groaned when I hung it while they were teenagers. That was OK with me and I am still hanging it every year. They are now adults (you can do the math) but I think they still appreciate the memories we created while sewing this Christmas project together.

  3. One Christmas, my youngest sister and I made some bread dough ornaments. It must have been over 40 years ago. Most have crumbled, but I still have a few. I hate to put them out as they are so fragile. She is gone now, and I remember her fondly. Especially at Christmas.

  4. I’ve been making handmade Christmas ornaments for friends and family for over 30 years. I love the trees and will save this post for next year’s ornament-of-the-year. Thank you for the cute and simple idea.

  5. Don’t really have any holiday traditions. But, I always make hand-made Christmas cards for everyone. Sometimes I make a lot of the items that I use for presents. Many people love homemade gifts. I enjoy making them and sometimes it fits my tight budget better than going out and buying things .

  6. These are super cute! Will definitely have to make some as gifts. My Christmas tree skirt was a handmade quilted gift from my mother-in-law. It’s so nice to have homemade items around the house.

  7. I have started making a photo ornament with a photo of my grandson and son and daughter-in-law with Santa. My grandson is 2 1/2 and is expecting a baby brother in Jan. This will be the 3rd year for these ornaments. I got the idea from We all Sew, 2 years ago. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  8. We don’t decorate anymore; we lost just about everything in Katrina. We still have a cross-stitched Christmas village my dear cousin made for me (1 every year) and handmade Christmas stockings.

  9. Each year when I was a child there was a new ornament for the tree for each kid. Of course, the ones that were made over the years too have special meaning. For me, I try to do something new, or just a little bit different, every year and perhaps that is a kind of handmade tradition itself!

  10. Our traditions include using my Grandmother’s star as a tree topper. This star has been topping trees since the 1920s! We also include the stockings that I made. This year we are adding to our traditions with a quilted Christmas tree that includes mini lights added to the quilt.

  11. The handmade decorations are the ones that mean the most to me–the stocking that my late grandma made for me as a kid, the wall hanging I won at a quilt guild holiday party, and the adorable marzipan angel garland I bought at a craft fair.

  12. I have lots of handmade holiday ornaments! Some made by me, some by my grandmother, and some by family and friends. We try to display all of them at Christmas every year.

  13. I love putting my handmade ornaments out each season that I have been making since I first got married 46 years ago. There are memories in each and every ornament and I remember making them as if it was yesterday.

  14. Adorable, I love your Christmas tree ornaments!! I would love to hand make the majority of our Christmas tree ornaments, it is way more fun and meaningful that way! My mom made everyone in the family stockings, and we still use them to this day, they are wonderful!!

  15. We have handmade ornaments on our tree–cloth, quilted and stuffed ornaments that I made when my son was born, and TONS of ornaments my son and daughter made over the years with clothespins, popsicle sticks, yarn, construction paper, you-name-it! All of this comes together to make a beautiful and memory-filled Christmas 🙂

  16. Since I was a little girl ,stringing,popcorn and cranberries for the tree.We then would make a string or two for our little birds and some other critters looking for food in the snow. We have made a addition to our,tradition and its now making them,sharing with neighbors and they in return,gets them in the spirit too!

  17. My tree wears handcrafted quilted ornaments made by me and friends. I also use stockings I made the first year my husband and I were married 42 years ago. I like seeing them hanging there.

  18. My mom taught me to sew and bought me my first sewing machine, a 1230, in 1992. Our tree is decorated with crocheted angels made by her, and the tree skirt is and stockings are all personalized with sequins that she hand sewed. My mom is 86 and lives with us, and she can no longer sew because arthritis has limited her abilities. I am so glad we have these cherished items made by my mom, and that she passed her love of sewing to me while she still could.

  19. We use ornaments that we made for our trees – Mom brought us up that way. We eah had one with our color/name on it as wewent out on our own we ahd our homemadae tree ornaments as reminders of home. I made gingerbread ITH ornaments this year.

  20. The first year my husband and I were married, we had absolutely no money for decorations. I painted some walnuts to look like strawberries and also crocheted some snowflakes. Each year I would make decorations, but the strawberries are my children’s favorite after 40 years.

  21. What a cute little project. Too late for me to use this year, but I can envision them for next year personalized and attached either to the tree or to packages. The give-away bundle is so yummy I am drooling!!

  22. My mother made Christmas trees out of nylon tulle in the 60’s. They have held up remarkably over the years. I am not sure which magazine she got the “pattern” from, but she made them out of white, pink and blue.

  23. My father built a manger we would set up under the Christmas tree each year. He no longer is here to spend Christmas with us, but his spirit is present as this special Nativity is still set up each year.

    1. I have always been adding some type of handmade items to the presents at Christmas. Be it Christmas tags, fabric trees, hand painted wrapping paper, stamped pictures in embroidery hoops. When my girls were old enough to craft, they joined in a second generation with me. I’m happy to share that a third generation now shares the handmade tradition started in the late 50’s. I made ornaments before but never sewn ornaments.
      Thanks so much for your post. This will be this year’s choice. !

  24. My mother made a set of three crocheted angels, and my sister and I take turns using them on our trees. It’s my year to have them on my tree this year! I also have some folded paper stars that we made with our mother when we were kids; those were dipped in paraffin and sprinkled with glitter. They aren’t in perfect shape, but they have to go on the tree!

  25. These are such cute ornaments — just the thing to tuck into my Xmas baskets!

    Hmm, I have quite a few handmade ornaments I love. Made by my daughter when she was little (now 31), I have a 6″ paper chain…from my son (now 34), an ornament made by melting a plastic cup containing a small number of colored plastic beads! I also have a few treasured ornaments made by my late mother, including a little feather bird, sitting on a gold nest made from spray-painted steel wool.

  26. We have several handmade ornaments that I made with my son when he was little (he’s now 25). This year, he insisted that we use them on garland that we drape over our windows. It was very sweet of him to remember and want them shown in a focal point. He has also hinted that he wants to make something with his cousin’s little ones this year. 🙂

  27. I cross stitch normally. However, this year I have been sewing by machine and I want to try to make two quilts and matching pot holders. But, you have amazing tree decorations! I’m going to add to the list. Thank you. I like your blog.

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