So, when you finish baking those Christmas cookies, don’t put the cutters away until next year- they make terrific templates for tree ornaments!
I couldn’t resist making a bunch of dog bone-shaped ornaments for a tiny metal tree we keep on the kitchen island. Whichever shape you choose, you will need:
-nonstick pressing sheet
-very stiff 2-sided fusible (I like Peltex II)
-scraps of decorative fabric…here I used silk dupioini (remember that Butterfly Fabrics sells this online, 1-yard minimum cuts…might be fun to team up with a few friends and swap fat quarters of different colors)
-decorative thread…this is a terrific place to use Superior’s “Razzle Dazzle” in your bobbin, regular metallic on top…but shiny trilobal polyester threads would be great, too
This is another fast project: fuse silk to one side of the fusible (keeping the pressing sheet underneath), turn and fuse fabric to other side. Trace the outline of your cookie cutter with a ball-point pen, cut out carefully, and set your machine to a zig-zag stitch. Leave a tail at the beginning, stitch around the outline, leave a tail at the end and tie tails together. They are ready for your tree-trimming party!
Tomorrow, my solution for truly disastrous art quilts ;)…