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Christmas in July Ornament Project | Madam Sew

Christmas in July Ornament Project | Madam Sew

Christmas in July Ornament Project

It’s Christmas in July here at MadamSew! This is a quick and easy project and a fun way to use up some of your stash of Christmas prints while making lovely gifts for your family and friends. These are so fast, they would make wonderful party favors for your quilt club’s Christmas luncheon too!

ornament project

Prepare your sewing area with your equipment. Sewing machine, with a 1/4-inch quilting foot and a walking foot for quilting, Thread, Needles, Straight Pins (Glass head pins preferred), Thread snips, Rotary Cutter 45mm, 6x24-inch ruler and mat, safety gloves, optional ruler grip, Iron and ironing board, and Wool Pressing Mat.

Cutting Instructions

Cut two 5-inch squares of focus fabric
Cut two 5-inch squares of accent fabric
Cut two 5-inch squares of batting
Cut 1 piece of gold ribbon about 6 inches for hanger

cutting squares

Place one focus fabric square right sides together with one square of accent fabric. Place on top of one batting square.

Place on top of one batting square

Sew with a quarter inch seam around the edges, leaving an opening for turning.

Sew with a quarter inch seam

Clip corners.

Clip corners

Turn with fabrics right side out keeping the batting inside. Push corners out to a nice point.

Push corners out to a nice point

Topstitch all the way around at about 1/8-inch, closing the opening and finishing the edge.

Topstitch all the way around at about 1/8-inch

Repeat with the second set of squares.

Repeat with the second set of squares.

Place loop of ribbon on one side of a square in a corner, crossing the ends. Pin in place.

Pin in place

Place the second square on top, making sure the same fabrics are facing. Use clips or pins to hold in place and keep the squares from shifting.

Use clips or pins to hold in place

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Lightly draw a straight line from the corner with the ribbon to the opposite corner, and sew on that line.

sew on that line

Remove the pin and clips. Fold the unsewn corners on the top square to meet, and hand tack.

Fold the unsewn corners

Add a decorative button, or other embellishment.

Add a decorative button

Repeat with the other side.

Repeat

Small or large buttons can be used. These are so quick and easy, you can make a bunch in just a day.

small or large buttons can be use

Merry Christmas in July!!

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Plus for more small projects, see my travel set series here on Madam Sew - click on Lingerie Case / Book Cover, Jewelry Roll, Curling Iron Case, Cosmetic Bag, and Shoe Case. I have even more fun projects on the Madam Sew Blog, check out my Wool Pressing Mat Carrier, Through the Window Wall Hanging, Crazy Quilted Christmas Stocking, and Creative Pincushions. Put your embroidery machine to work with my Embroidered Wall Hanging project.

Happy Quilting!

7 comments

  • Love your series! and I have some holiday fabrics in my stash that will fit the bill perfectly for these ornaments…..perfect!!

    Cheryl Warner, Ph.D.
  • Love these Christmas ornaments. Can’t wait to make some.

    Debbie Waters

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