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Which Costs More?

I recently published a post about Jelly Rolls and how they were perfect for making cross stitch folded star ornaments.  And I got some feedback on the post, mostly telling me how expensive Jelly Rolls were.  I have to admit, the two Christmas themed Jelly Rolls I...

Jelly Rolls

I will admit that I am have a nice fabric stash and am a fabric scrap queen. To actually buy more fabric to create folded star ornaments is a semi-foreign concept. Even though they’re not new, I was recently introduced to Jelly Rolls as an option in making cross...

It’s OK To Hit The Easy Button

It should come to no surprise that I like to figure out how to make any task easier. Heck, the entire concept of the Cross Stitch Folded Star Ornaments solved my problem of how to easily align the front & back sides of folded star ornaments so they matched up both...

Fat Quarters And Ornaments

I LOVE fat quarters.  If you’re a quilter, you know what I’m talking about.  If you don’t, here’s the scoop. Fat quarters are pre-cut pieces of  fabric. They are taken from one yard of fabric, cut in half length wise,and then in half...

Trimming Your Ornaments

In the beginning, all ornaments I made were trimmed with the biggest, fattest lace to be found at any given craft store.  If it was on sale, you KNOW it came home with me & would end up on an ornament!  Yes, that the 1980’s.  Big hair, big lace, big looks!...

Fabric or Floss First

For me, it’s always all about fabric first. When making cross stitch folded star ornaments, it’s important to coordinate ALL the fabrics needed to put the ornaments together – the 14 count Aida cloth, the fabric & the embroidery floss. How To Pick What To Use? I...