Fabric Ornaments

Candy Cane Christmas Coasters

We had such a great time at the Fabric Ornaments Class this weekend!

As a small thank you gift, I made each of our guests a Candy Cane Christmas fabric coaster.

This was one of those "oops" moments.  I read the directions for the fabric coasters found in the "Designer Fabric Projects" booklet that comes with each Designer Fabric assortment.  The instructions are for a Deck the Halls with a Pennant Die Christmas tree coaster.  I read through the supply list and thought, perfect, I have everything I need.  The only problem is that I misread the part about what scallop die is needed.  I read it as calling for the Scallop Square Duo die, when in fact, you need the Scallop Square Bigz die which I don't have but will be ordering soon!  Not a big deal other than the Bigz die is well, bigger.  And the Christmas tree cut out of the pennant die is way too big for even the largest scallop square found on the Duo die.  So, onto plan B!  Instead, I made a smaller coaster using the Candy Cane Christmas fabric and a small heart die. I added various buttons and brads that I had in my stash.  I think they came out really cute. I also think these would make perfect Christmas, or hostess gifts!

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 A couple of tips:  At first I used the iron on fusible webbing to attach the cotton batting to the heart and then the heart to the coaster.  What a mess!  I now have fusible webbing/cotton batting stuck to the bottom of my iron.  So, onto plan B.  I got out my fabric glue and brushed it on to the back of the fabric and cotton batting.  This was much easier and cleaner, and I didn't have to mess with the iron, damp press cloth etc etc etc.

Layer the cotton batting between two pieces of fabric (right sides out) and run through the Big Shot together.  Same with the cotton batting and hearts.  Remember, the Big Shot will allow you to cut through up to 8 layers of fabric at once!

You can hand stitch the squares together if you don't have a sewing machine.  You can also hand stitch the heart or other applique rather than using fabric glue or fusible webbing like I did with the coaster below.  This gives the coaster a more homespun country look.

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I used my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes for the brads in the hearts (yay Crop-a-dile!) 

Supplies Used:

Candy Cane Christmas fabric, cotton batting (purchased at a Big Box store), fabric glue, Crop-a-dile, Big Shot, Scallop Squares Duo die, Sizzix Heart die (not SU)

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How to Make Fabric Ornaments-Instructions Available

I've been busy making these fabric ornaments to give as gifts.  They make me smile!  I love working with fabric. I love walking into a fabric store.  I love all the different colors and love to run my hand over the different textures.  But, alas, I do not like to sew!  This is a perfect project for me as there is absolutely no sewing involved and they are very simple to make.  I also like that you don't have to use traditional Christmas colors, and they don't have to be used just for Christmas decorating or gift giving.

Want to learn more?  I have created a pdf file with written step by step instructions complete with full color photos on how to make these beauties.

To purchase the instructions, please click on the PayPal link below.  Cost is $9.95.  The pdf file with full color, step by step instructions will be e mailed to you.

 

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The ornaments below were made using the new Designer Fabric bundles from Stampin' Up! 

Each cotton assortment includes three coordinated designs in an extra-wide fat quarter (28"x 18").  This allows you to make 3 fabric ornaments using 1 fabric assortment by mixing and matching the patterns! 

Supplies Used: Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric, Real Red and Marinia Mist 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Bashful Blue, Real Red and Marina Mist 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon

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Supplies Used: Deck the Halls Designer Fabric, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Early Espresso 5/8" Satin ribbon

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Want to learn more?  I have created a pdf file with written step by step instructions complete with full color photos on how to make these beauties.

To purchase the instructions, please click on the PayPal link below.  Cost is $9.95.  The pdf file with full color step by step instructions will be e mailed to you.

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Holiday Fabric Ornament Class

Holiday Fabric Ornaments Class-September 25, 2010

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 Made with Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric from Stampin' Up!

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Made with Deck the Halls Designer Fabric from Stampin' Up!

Holiday Fabric Ornaments Class

This class is back by popular demand and is just in time for holiday gift giving!  The class will be taught by a guest instructor, the very talented Joyce Lovato.

These beauties are made with folded fabric, pins, ribbon and Styrofoam balls.  They look quilted, but there is not any sewing involved! And they are very easy to make! The holidays will be here before we know it, and these make great gifts for friends, family, co-workers, teachers, secret sisters, neighbors or anyone else that will appreciate the hand-crafted touch.  This class will focus on a Christmas theme, but these ornaments can be made for any occasion by just changing the fabric used. 

When: Saturday, September 25, 2010 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Where: Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE, Albuquerque, NM

Cost and RSVP: $30.00.  RSVP and  non refundable payment due by September 12, 2010.   Class size is limited, so please sign up early! 719-784-2275, blumoon@comcast.net

This class will showcase the new 100% cotton, extra-wide fat quarters Designer Fabric  found in the Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!  One bundle of 3 extra-wide fat quarters will make 3 fabric ornaments.  You will receive all the supplies needed to create 3 fabric ornaments.  If you do not complete all 3 ornaments during the class, you will go home with all the needed supplies to complete the ornaments at your leisure. 

Class supplies for 3 fabric ornaments include:

full detail, color instructions

pre-cut fabric-your choice of Candy Cane Christmas or Deck the Halls Designer Fabric assortments

circle template

3 Styrofoam balls

pins

coordinating ribbon

Plus you will also receive an instructional booklet from Stampin' Up! highlighting five additional projects you can create using the fabric.

You have a choice of fabric bundles, so with your registration, please let me know which assortment of Designer Fabric you would like:

Candy Cane Christmas (colors Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride and Real Red)

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or Deck the Halls (colors Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake)

  Deck the Halls cropped

Don't live in Albuquerque or can't attend the class?  I will be happy to mail you the all the supplies listed above along with full instructions for $30.00 plus $8.95 shipping (US customers only). Order deadline is September 12, 2010.    Please use the PayPal link below or contact me at blumoon@comcast.net

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Fabric Ornament Class-Back by popular demand

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I am so excited to share this class with you!  The class will be taught by a guest instructor, the very talented Joyce Lovato.

These beauties are made with folded fabric, pins, ribbon and styrofoam balls.  They look quilted, but there is not any sewing involved! 

When: Saturday, October 10, 2009 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Where: My crafting studio, 14500 Oakwood Pl NE

Cost and RSVP: $25.00.  Class fee is non refundable.  RSVP and payment due by Friday, October 2, 2009.  Class is limited so please sign up early! 292-2980, blumoon@comcast.net

Joyce will have all the pieces of fabric pre-cut and supply all the needed materials.  She did want you to be aware that it takes about 1 1/2 hours to make one of these ornaments.  The class is 3 hours, so there shouldn't be any problem finishing your ornament.  And the time spent is well worth it!  You will go home with a gorgeous ornament for your Christmas tree or to give as a gift to someone special. Remember, the holidays will be here before we know it. 

 

 

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