I love quilting all year round, but especially love quilting at Christmas time. Nothing makes the holiday season more bright and homey than DIY decorative accessories made from patchwork remnants fashioned into incredible holiday seasonal flair. I had some Christmas fabric jellyrolls and remnants I bought on sale at JoAnn’s Fabrics for next to nothing but didn’t quite know what I was going to do with them. I went searching on Youtube for a great Christmas quilting idea for my holiday table. I found this beautiful table runner and could not wait to try it! I started by Then I just followed the simple instructions and made my basic Prarie square-shaped pattern. All you need is 80 5 inch squares, some batting, and a quilt backing fabric and you are ready to go, so let’s get quilting! First I cut all my fabric pieces for these mini tree ornaments, this makes it so easy, you will not need a pattern here at all. Then I just simply arranged the mini tree scrappy pieces into a cute desirable array of contrasting colors, but remember there is no right or wrong way to do this, the scrappy pieces could even be all solid if you wanted that look, it all works. So I started this project by gathering my materials ontothe cutting table. All you need is a piece of batting or felt, pieces of fabric scraps (any will do), some ribbon, and a larger piece of backing fabric.
Then I put my felt and backing fabric right sides together and sewed my first strip diagonally across.
Then I continued sewing my scrap strip pieces to the felt, strip on strip right sides together in a quilt as you go fashion. I then cut my excess fabric away to make a clean square and then laid a Christmas tree shape on top then sewed just on the inside of that then cut along my chalked lines.
Then you go in with your pinking shears and cut out at the chalked line.
This is what you end up with, they are so cute!!!!
I recommend this project very much, these trees are so adorable and this tutorial is super easy.