I decided to start taking pictures in order to turn this into a tutorial about halfway through. So, if this is a little sketchy, hopefully you can figure enough out to fill in the blanks.
For this set of ornaments, I cut my cotton fabric as follows:
- Width - 3-3/4 inches
- Length - 5-1/2 inches.
I fussy-cut just a bit in order to get fairly decent placement of the boots on my ornament. For each piece of my main design for the front, I cut two pieces of my backing fabric the exact same size. A lighter weight cotton fabric works best for the backing and pocket. One of the backing pieces I folded in half and pressed to use for the pocket.
For the backing, I used scraps of batting and thin muslin, just enough to stitch the design I wanted quilted. Afterwards, I trimmed away the excess. This is important so that when stitching the front, pocket and back layers of fabric together, you are not also stitching through the thickness of the batting and scrap muslin.
Next consider how to embellish the ornament. You can choose from bias tape, fabric craft ribbon, buttons, beads, bells or other small ornamentation. For my first design, I chose cloth of gold bias tape and stitched it across the top above the quilting.
Next, place the back fabric on top of the pocket and the front piece so that right sides are together.