A Pretty Button in the Center Will Cover Mismatched Points!
This charming ornament is a wonderful last-minute gift that you can stitch up quickly. It’s so easy to make that you can complete several in just a few hours. They’re perfect for stocking stuffers, for embellishing wrapped gifts and for giving to just about anyone.
The ornament, from Stitch Fancy, does not come with instructions but it’s easy to replicate. Four half-square triangles make the pinwheel design.
Then, the designer used red perle cotton for the hand quilting and added a beautiful ribbon for hanging. You can lessen the amount of handwork involved by machine quilting with red or white thread.
Learn more about this ornament here.
Speed the process by making 8 half-square triangles at a time. That gives you enough for two ornaments. Plus, a handy formula will help you determine what size to cut the fabric to achieve the size ornament you want.
Learn how to make 8 half-square triangles at a time in any size.
For example, if you want a completed ornament that’s 4″ x 4″, cut your starting fabric squares at 5 3/4″ square. That will produced finished half-square triangles of 2 inches square.
Stitch four half-square triangles together to form the pinwheel. Layer, quilt, bind and add a ribbon for hanging. A pretty button in the center will cover mismatched points and just add to the charm.
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