Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mid Week Midnight Madness "No Sew Quilted Ball Ornament" by Priscilla

How to make a Quilted Christmas Ball Ornament....
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As promised, I am going to show you how I made my quilted ball ornament. It is a fun project and I hope you enjoy my tutorial.

They are many patterns and ways to make these types of no sew quilted ornaments and today I am going to show you one of the easier ways.

Here are the supplies that you will need.
1 - 3 inch Styrofoam ball
A bunch of straight pins with flat heads
Hot glue gun
About a foot to a foot and a half of Ribbon
24 squares of material (2 ½ inche square)
Optional but recommended- Flowers/charms/decrative brads etc.

Begin by taking one of your squares and push a straight pin through the center of wrong side and then pin it to the ball.

Fold in half to form a rectangle and then fold one side down and pin in place at the bottom.

Repeat on the other side of the rectangle and place 4 pins along the bottom edge To save pins, I used only one pin for the center bottom the

Repeat all of  the above right next to the first one.

Repeat 2 more times so you  have your completed center. It should take 4 squares to complete.

Continue with the same folding pattern but start the second row approximately 1/2 way down from your first four you completed. You will continue this pattern all the way around the ball starting each new square on the fold lines and the connecting edges of the first four squares.

You have now used up 12 squares and completed one side of your onament.

Find the center of the ball on the opposite side and repeat all of the above until you have two completed side.

Trim off any loose material and use some hot glue to attach your ribbon. The ribbon is meant to conceal the material ends and flat head pins. With the extra ribbon ends, form a loop to create your hanging element.You can tie it in a knot and tie a bow like I did.

Then add your own special touches to your project and embellish any way you like.
Make it your own and have fun with it.

I made a complete gift set with card and a "priscillastyles" envelope.
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my tutorial.

Merry Christmas Everyone :)


  1. Oooh! I made these a couple years ago and had forgotten how to make them! And your card coordinates perfectly. :) Thanks for reminding me how EASY and BEAUTIFUL they are! Merry Christmas Priscilla! Hugs, Michelle

  2. Totally awesome Priscilla! You are so talented!

  3. Great tutorial, Priscilla!! Such a beautiful ornament!!
    Merry Christmas to you. 8)

  4. Great tutorial! I see this ornament a lot and always wondering how to make them. Now I learn something new that I am going to try one befor Christmas. Thanks for sharing your talents once again!

  5. Great tutorial Priscilla! I used to make these and had forgotten all about them! Thanks for the memory jog and inspiration!!!

  6. Very Nice Priscilla, I did think it was sewn! Now I know anyone can make them without a sewing machine. Good tutorial and easy to follow, Thank you, Jane

  7. Oh how clever!! You are the master of all trades lady!! So beautiful!! HUGS

  8. What a pretty ornament you've created! I'd never seen these before, but yours is awesome! TFS the technique and tutorial! What a great way to use up scraps of fabric:)

  9. so cute! are you ready for xmas, you must spend alot time doing your crafty stuff! I dont do stuff at all and I'am not ready L.O.L.

  10. WOW, this is GORGEOUS!!! I can't sew, so thank you so much for a beautiful fabric project and sharing all the details to make it at our own homes. What a treat! I love the quilted card too. You are amazing, lady!
    Have a most Merry Christmas, and a BLESSED New Year!

  11. Awesome ornament, Priscilla! I'm sure I have plenty of scrap fabric that would be much better served on this project; guess now's the time for me to get started for next year! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!!

  12. How pretty and what a great tutorial! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Priscilla. I can't wait to see what you do with quilling - am sure it will be wonderful.

  13. You had me fooled, I thought it was sewn! Great tutorial. Very pretty ornament for a gift idea too. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great holiday with your family. Those little cuties must be so excited now, only three more days!

  14. do you have the directions for the ones that look like a pine cone and the christmas tree. i would love to have these directions. saw them in a shop and were very expensive. hope you can help us all out. your great@@@@@@@@@@

  15. As a mom and former girl scout leader we made these one year at a winter retreat before christmas and they were perfect for all ages of girls. I am glad I found the instructions again after loosing the ones that I had. Thank you