Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Felt Bird Ornaments with the AccuQuilt Go! Baby Machine

I recently was given an AccuQuilt Go! Baby machine. It was perfect timing because I had a church activity in December that I was helping put together a small craft project for all the ladies to do.
We were making felt bird ornaments, which would have taken EONS to do by hand, but with the AccuQuilt it took maybe 20 minutes to bust out like 300 birds (2 birds per ornament).

We could do 2 layers of felt at a time and there is 3 different bird shapes on the die, so it went fairly quickly.

Here's our stack of felt ready to go through the machine.

Then we had to cut out all the wings (We only needed one wing per bird and it cuts 6 layers of cotton at a time, with 2 different wing options, that only took like less than 5 minutes to do those).

 Check out all the scraps!

The night of our activity we had everything laid out so everyone only had to select the color and type of bird and pick up the other necessary things to sew together the birds (wing, bead for the eye, batting to stuff it, thread to sew with, ribbon to make a hanger, etc). We had over 100 ladies at our church event, some ladies made more than one bird ornament.

Some people whip stitched, some did a blanket stitch, and some just did a running stitch. They all were cute. There was all levels of crafting ability, but I felt like everyone had a good time working with their hands and creating something they could be proud of.

These cute little ornaments could be geared toward any holiday or season, just switch up the colors of the felt. I was thinking about doing a small tree with pink, red and white ones for Valentines Day, with cute little buttons sewn on to embellish.

 I made the larger one last year from a pattern I found on a blog. The smaller one I made this year using the AccuQuilt die. Love them!!

Thanks to AccuQuilt for making our night so easy and enjoyable!


Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

They turned out great! And what a fantastic tool to make it easy! :) I need to get my hands on one- lol

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