Cookie-Cutter Ornaments

Happy December 4th!

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 ;)…

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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