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 ;)…

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