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December BOM

Making an ornament block
STEP 1:
Cut one main fabric square (Christmas fabric) measuring 9.5” square and four background squares (white fabric) measuring 3.5” square. Cut one 2” x 3” piece of fabric from a silver or gold piece of fabric (will look like the ornament hanger). Also cut two additional pieces, 2” x 3 ¾” of white fabric.
STEP 2:
Use a pencil and ruler to draw a diagonal line on all four background squares (or use a line you’ve drawn on your machine).
STEP 3:
Place the background squares on each of the four corners of the main fabric square. Pin in place as shown.







STEP 4:
Sew across each of the four pencil lines, backstitching at the beginning and end of each seam.
STEP 5:
Trim excess fabric ¼” away from seams.


STEP 6:
Press background fabric away from main fabric, and voila! A snowball block that measures 9.5”.
STEP 7:
Sew the 2” x 3” gold or silver piece in the middle of the two 2” x 3 ¾” white pieces of fabric making a 9.5” long strip that you will attach to the top of the snowball block (see photo).

Step 8:

Sew the strip to the top of the snowball block and there you have it, a Christmas ornament.

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