>Part 5: Advent Calendar Button Tree Ornaments

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hanging on tree
Supplies:
  • 1 yellow button, small
  • 4 green buttons, from small to large
  • embroidery thread
  • 2 needles
  • scissors
  • 3 beads
  • fray check; optional

Order of events:

  1. Make loop in embroidery thread for hanger; thread needles on to the thread tails.
  2. String bead and yellow button (look at picture to see how this is done).
  3. Then string green buttons, from small to large (look at photo for how to do this).
  4. Take other needle, skip bead and thread through yellow button (see picture).
  5. Now, thread through the rest of the buttons, and string on last 2 beads; pass both needles through them (see picture).
  6. Tie knot to finish and hold thread on you can fray check, if you want.
button tree on tree
DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE PATTERNS TO MAKE THINGS TO SELL FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!!!
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>Part 6: Advent Calender Button YOYO Ornamnet

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hung on tree

Supplies:

  • button (I used vintage buttons)
  • small yoyo (use what ever you want for the template)
  • needle
  • embroidery thread to sew and use as hanger
  • scissors
  • sewing thread

Order of events:

  1. Make yoyo.
  2. Tie knot in embroidery thread; pass through center of yoyo and back again.
  3. Thread button and stitch on; go through yoyo and button two or three times. Finish with needle on back of work.
  4. Insert needle into yoyo; come out edge of yoyo.
  5. Make loop for hanger; tie off.
  6. Take needle back into yoyo and cut off.
finished

Because I don’t like to post on Sunday, I will post another ornament late tonight for everyone.
DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE PATTERNS TO MAKE THINGS TO SELL FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!!!

>Part 9: felt / sequins / big glitter ornamnets

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cover image

Supplies:

  • felt
  • sequins, any type
  • big holiday glitter (I used snowflakes)
  • beads or any other embellishment
  • thread
  • needle
  • embroidery floss
  • thimble, if you use one
  • scissors

Because I am showing two ways of attaching sequins with and without holes, I made 4 ornaments; two for the giveaway, and two for my tree. This post counts as two ornament posts (you can leave a comment on yesterday’s so that you get your name entered for today and yesterday) one for yesterday and one for today. Feel free to go back and post a comment on any that you haven’t posted on to get the max entries for this giveaway.

Order of events:

  1. Get sequins and felt, and figure out your layout
  2. Sew on sequins/glitter (with sequins, of course, go through the holes).With glitter you are couching the piece of glitter down. Make sure to get a thread that is a close match to the color of your sequin/glitter.
  3. Add other embellishments such as beads (you can do French knots instead of beads; I just like holiday ornaments with more, not less, so I used beads).
  4. Edging; I did blanket stitch for some, and just an angeled stitch (a real wide satin stitch, meaning lots of space between the stitches) for others. Side note: You can make two and stitch them at this point front to back if you have an advent tree that is free standing. This way, no one would see your stitches on the back. I didn’t do this because mine face the quilt, all hanging, and the backs are not seen.
  5. Add hanger and you’re done!

>Part 13: Spool ornamnet

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on tree

Supplies:

  • craft wood spool or a real vintage one (if you don’t mind adding glue to it; I just couldn’t get myself to do that to my old ones)
  • beads
  • bells
  • embroidery thread
  • scissors
  • needle
  • glue dots

Order of events:

  1. Place glue dots on side of spool from top to bottom where thread would normally be wound (I used 3 dots; it’a hard to see in this photo, the next few are better to see the dots)
  2. Wrap thread around spool making sure to go over tail. Cut thread just past the last glue dot; press thread hard into glue dot to keep thread from coming undone.
  3. String bell.
  4. String spool followed by beads. Tie knot to keep beads from moving. Tie another knot to form hanger; done. The red and green tails haven’t been cut yet in these photos.
side by side
Tails are cut in this last photo.
DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE PATTERNS TO MAKE THINGS TO SELL FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!!!

>Revisiting the Advent Calendar

>Last year I posted an ornament a day or so ’till there were enough to make an advent calendar. If you would like to make one for this year, there is still time to get started and completed. You, of course, do not have to make a yoyo tree; any tree will work to place the ornaments on.

advent calender

>Part 2: Cathedral Windows Quilt Tutorial

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cathedral windows quilt  tutorial

There are two traditional  places to add color to the traditional cathedral windows quilts. The first is shown above which is traditional. The second spot places colored fabric in the long white oval openings as seen in the photo above. But there is actually a third spot to add color which is the background that can be more than one color adding more variety to the blocks.

Quick Traditional method: Easiest
  1. cut 2 1/2 inch squares two for every piece of white fabric you have cut.
  2. place on space where two squares come together pin in place
  3. fold over edges pin in place
  4. sew with sewing machine
  5. repeat till done
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Optional Steps
I will start with the optional steps method then move on to traditional version 1 and version 2 and version 3.
This will place color inside the spaces that are white in the photo above. This of course is twice as much work if you do it the first way listed below. The second way is faster but not as thick or as warm of a quilt depends on your final goal. These steps that are optional are added to the traditional method not instead of it.
Optional steps if you want more color you can skip this step as I did in the above photo which will make your quilt go tons faster.
Traditional version 1 : Hardest to make
most work but a much warmer quilt (tons more work than traditional)
repeat steps 1-6 (from how to construct block)but in color and with a 6 1/2 inch square you will end up with a square that will fit under your flaps of your fabric ruffly 4 1/2 inch square. Stitch corners together by hand and stitch 1 or 2 stitches through the color fabric piece to tack it in place for now.
Traditional version 2: Medium
a little more work than traditional and a little warmer
cut 5 inch color squares of fabric also cut a 4 1/2 inch card stock template. Lay cardstock template over each color square and fold over the 1/4 inch seam allowance on all sides and press in place pull out cardstock and repeat for every 5 inch color square
Traditional version 3: Easy
a tiny bit more work than the traditional and a little warmer
Just cut 4 1/2 inch squares the same number you cut of white squares and place below flaps. Stitch corners together by hand and stitch 1 or 2 stitches through the color fabric piece to tack it in place for now.

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Tutorial parts

Part 1 cathedral windows ( background)
Part 2 Cathedral windows ( color filler squares) this post

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