12.09.15

Happy Holidays!

Posted in Monthly Mini at 4:47 pm by Lauretta Crites

Holiday Charms Mini Quilt #5.

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Holiday Charms Mini Quilt

Holiday Charms Mini Quilt

This months free mini quilt can also be used for gift card holders that also make fun ornaments. Now that’s a lot of value from one design!

Holiday Charms Ornament/Gift Card Holder

Holiday Charms Ornament/Gift Card Holder

Print out the PDF mini quilt image onto fabric prepared for printing. Color the images  (At the bottom of the linked page is my terrible video on making colored pencil permanent on fabric)

Cut out your Holiday Charms. I rotary cut evenly between the images which leaves about 1/4″ of fabric outside the line, then trim the other edges to a little more than 1/4″.

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Tip: If you want to make LOTS of these..

I usually do a paper “color test sheet”. Here I copied the paper color test sheet onto the fabric using my color printer instead of printing just the outline. Color once, print as many as you need. Do adjust your printer to high quality color printing.

Top image is a color copy lost some of the blue sky on the snowman but mostly good

Lower right hand image is the color copy I lost some of the blue sky on the snowman but it’s good enough for me!

For each Ornament/Card Holder you will need:

  • 1 @ 4″ Holiday Charm mini colored image
  • 1 @ 4 1/2″ square of white fabric
  • 2 @ 5″ squares Holiday fabric (My sample is opposite but for gift card holders, you might want to use a light color fabric on the back to make it easier to write the giftee’s name on it)
  • 1 @ 4″ &  2 @ 5″ squares paper backed fusible webbing
  • 1 @ 5″ square of Peltex (Peltex is a stiff interfacing used for fabric bowls made by Pellon, buy it where you get interfacings or use 2 layers of a heavy dressmakers interfacing)
  • 1 6-7″ piece of ribbon
  • Fabric Glue

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Apply fusible webbing, the 4″ square to the back of the Holiday Charm and the two 5″ squares to the backs of the 5″ fabric squares, according to the manufacture’s directions. Allow to cool. Remove the paper from the webbing. (Score with a straight pin to cut the paper then peel the paper back away from the score line.

scrape the tip of the pin through the paper in the center then bend on the tear and peel the paper off

scrape the tip of the pin through the paper in the center then bend on the tear and peel the paper off

Place the Holiday Charm, face up, in the center of the 4 1/2″ white fabric square. Press to fuse. Place the 5″ square of fabric for the front of the ornament, face up, on the Peltex. Press to fuse.

Turn the ornament over, place the 5″ square for the back of the ornament on the Peltex, face up. Press to fuse.

Trim around the Holiday Charm to clean up the edges, leaving as much of the 1/4″ border around the outline as you can. Place a small amount of fabric glue on the the wrong side of the charm on the 2 side edges only on the outside 1/8″.

On this sample I folded down the extra seam allowance at the top. I suggest you trim evenly all around.

On this sample I folded down the extra seam allowance at the top. I suggest you trim evenly all around.

Center the Holiday Charm on the front side of the ornament. Finger press to temporarily glue in place.

Stitch 3 sides of the Holiday Charm, outside the line, to form a pocket. Trim the outer edges of the ornament to clean up the edges and create a nice border around the Holiday Charm.

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Form the ribbon into a loop. Glue the 2 cut ends on the back of the ornament approx. 1/2″ down. Allow to dry.

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Write your loved one’s name on the back, add your gift card and hang your Ornament/Gift Card Holder on the tree! Something personal they can keep after the card has been used up. Made by you. Merry Christmas!

an ornament to save after the cards been spent

An ornament to save after the card’s been spent

4 Comments »

  1. Jeanne Bird said,

    December 10, 2015 at 11:32 am

    So very cute! Love it.

  2. Juliet Albers said,

    December 15, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Clever and cute!
    A two-in-one purpose!
    Love it!

  3. Bonnie said,

    February 2, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Is the PDF for the Christmas project still available…really enjoyed talking to you in Phoenix…this coloring thing has opened me up to a whole new avenue of “quilting”

  4. Tapiwanashe said,

    February 18, 2016 at 6:21 am

    LOVE IT LOVE THE COLORS TOO!Tracy you beat me to it! This is exactly why I boguht this stamp, to do this technique. I will have to use a different color medium, as I don’t have enough copics yet. Hope my crystal medium is still good I haven’t used it in a while. I will post a pic of my card for you to see when it is done. : )I will be happy to send you more of these images we swapped, as I would like more of the angel on top of the Christmas Tree & the Christmas Bauble one too- Too cute! Thanks for SHARING! The pic here & the image swap! I LUV EM! Working on them now. : )

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