Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An Angel For My Christmas Tree

I've had a "cutter" quilt in my garage for some time now which was made many years ago by my grandmother. A cutter quilt is a worn, frayed, quilt which can no longer be used as a quilt. I don't like cutting into old quilts but I decided that it was the only way to keep any memory of this quilt. Since I try to make a new ornament every year for my Christmas tree,  I decided to make little quilted Christmas ornaments to share with family and friends.

angel from old quilt

  • Small scraps from old cutter quilt
  • Craft buttons - 3/8"
  • Curly doll hair
  • Ribbon for bow
  • Jute or other ribbon/string for hanger
  • Needle and thread
  • Glue gun
  • Fine point marker 
angel from old quilt

Cut a heart and a triangle from the quilt. Sew a running stitch around the edges to prevent the batting from falling out. Overlap the triangle on top of the heart and sew or glue in place. Draw eyes on the button face and glue to the top of the triangle. Glue curly hair to top of the button head. Add a bow and a hanger. You could also add a date or other information to the back of the ornament.

angel from old quilt

What are your favorite little Christmas tree projects?


  1. Very cute! I love crafting from vintage materials because of the stories that come with them. The quilt must have been so pretty in its heyday.

  2. Hi Jan,
    I saw this adorable angel ornament on Pinterest and I wanted to stop by and tell you how much I like it. I have someold quilt pieces that would be perfect for these. I feel a "choir of angels" coming on. Thanks so much for sharing this cute craft!

  3. Love it! I'm planning to make some of these from an old quilt of my Mother's. They will be great family Christmas gifts!

  4. Excellent wat to preserve memories. Thank you for sharing.


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