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Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial

Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial


Whether you’ve arrived from Pinterest, CraftGossip, Total Tutorials or another of the wonderful sites that have linked to my Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial, I’m so glad you’re here!

Tutorials are the most rewarding posts that I create for Super Mom – No Cape! (The Sewing Tutorials tab above will take you to the complete list.)

I’ll be sharing several fun, new tutorials over the coming weeks and months.


Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial

Materials required:

Sixteen 5” charm squares

5″X10″ scrap of cotton fabric or two 5″ squares (These will be completely covered so use whatever scraps you have. I used scraps of thrifted cotton sheets.)

Polyester stuffing

Hand sewing needle

Strong thread.  (I used 30 wt quilting thread)

Satin cording or ribbon for the hanger

2 Buttons for the center (one for each side)

(Please note: this post contains affiliate links)

Once you’ve gathered your materials, click next to begin making Prairie Point Star Ornament.

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  • Christine M
    November 5, 2015 4:22 pm

    Your ornaments are gorgeous, Sue. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  • Jenny Benton
    November 5, 2015 4:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern. But I’m just a little confused – are the prairie points just stitched to the front of the puffy circle? If so, is the back uncovered? Or do they fold right around to the back?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jenny from New Zealand

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 5, 2015 5:10 pm

      Hello Jenny,

      The tutorial is very photo intensive so it would be easy to miss that part of the directions. If you scroll down, under photo 20, the instructions say… Fold the prairie point over the circle and take a stitch in the opposite corner. Secure by taking a stitch back through to the first side.

      So the prairie points are stitched to both sides of the circle completely covering both the front and the back of the puffy circle.

  • Kate
    November 5, 2015 5:25 pm

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting this tutorial Sue! Your ornies are beautiful and I thank you for the fabulous tutorial!

  • Mary
    November 5, 2015 5:31 pm

    Those look fantastic. Thanks for the fun tutorial.

  • Mary Anne
    November 5, 2015 7:30 pm

    These look amazing – thank you so much for the tutorial. I know it took a lot of time to do this!

  • Maria
    November 5, 2015 9:35 pm

    Thank you the great tutorial…

  • Karen
    November 5, 2015 10:09 pm

    Thank you for the great tutorial. I now have a use for my collection of Christmas charm squares.

  • Debbie
    November 6, 2015 1:21 am

    These are awesome, fabulous tutorial

    hugs and stitches

  • Gina
    November 6, 2015 4:02 am

    THis is wonderful. I have a small tree up all year and I like to change the ornaments depending on the season. I’ll be making a few of these to use throughout the year. xxx

  • Rachel
    November 6, 2015 6:31 am

    It’s charming, and the tutorial seems very clear.

  • Flashinscissors
    November 6, 2015 7:51 am

    Thank you for this lovely clear tutorial, Sue. It looks absolutely super!
    Barbara xx

  • alice hahn
    November 8, 2015 3:03 pm

    Thanks for clearing up the step for photo 20. I didn’t get that either. these are so perfect as ornaments. Thanks for sharing with everyone.

    • norma
      March 27, 2017 11:03 am

      I missed it too. Thanks. Do you stitch the points together. looks like it one of the pictures.

  • Martha herbert
    November 16, 2015 6:39 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing I have wanted to make these for a very long time. Yours are beautiful

  • Jeanine
    November 16, 2015 7:38 pm

    Love the idea. I will be making some myself.

  • Nanette
    November 16, 2015 11:34 pm

    Great! I made one as soon as I saw the idea! It came out beautiful! Thank you for the holiday ornament!?

  • Karen Andrews
    November 16, 2015 11:44 pm

    These look fabulous. Definitely going to make these to add to my many handmade ornaments!

  • Sandra F. Miller
    November 20, 2015 10:44 pm

    Great tutorial. Made a sample ornament for myself tonight. Very easy. I showed my mom and she didn’t believe I had made it myself. I told her how to make it and she will be making some herself. I plan to make some as gifts for friends.

  • Lesley Gilbert
    November 22, 2015 10:38 pm

    What a wonderful thing to see hanging on a tree or perhaps in front of a window – I shall certainly give this ornament a go sometime soon – thanks for sharing all your lovely photo’s.

    Lesley – wrapped up warm in a cold England 🙂

  • Joanne
    November 24, 2015 4:29 pm

    Wonderful ornament!!
    Thanks so much for linking up!

  • Vicki in MN
    November 28, 2015 9:03 am

    OMG, what a super cute ornament!! Thank you for the tute 🙂

  • Marsha
    November 29, 2015 12:47 pm

    Great tutorial. Great gift for a fabric-loving friend or anyone. I will share this tutorial, with a link to your site, on my Friday Finds this week, Dec. 4th. Thank you; I can’t wait to make one!

  • Jenny Kavanagh
    November 29, 2015 11:15 pm

    I love these. I want to make some!!!

  • Janine
    November 30, 2015 6:37 pm

    These are beautiful – such a lovely effect to see them hanging together. Thank you for the tute 🙂

  • Beth A
    December 2, 2015 2:25 am

    I had the same question as Jenny. I’m glad the back is covered, too. I love this ornament. I could use fabric especially chosen for the recipient, like Hello Kitty for a certain daughter. Also perfect for an ornament exchange at my guild. Thank you so much for the tutorial!!

  • Heather Stockton
    December 6, 2015 10:55 pm

    I just absolutely love them, they are gorgeous 🙂

  • Maryse
    December 10, 2015 9:31 am

    beautiful….I’m gonna make some right now…Love it!

  • Tina in FL panhandle
    December 10, 2015 8:39 pm

    Thank You For The Tutorial. The Ordinate Was Great Fun To make.

  • Susan
    December 13, 2015 4:07 am

    I do NOT know how I missed this post! I did, because there’s no comment on here from me, and I don’t remember seeing it, but this is the coolest thing ever! I must make one for my Secret Shoebox partner for next year. It’s fabulous! Thank you so much for showing how to do it. It looks pretty easy!

  • Linda – Sewing Shop
    December 14, 2015 8:41 am

    Wow what a gorgeous ornament! It looks intricate, but it’s pretty simple to make. Thanks for making this tutorial!
    I featured it on my blog today, you can see it here: Prairie Point Star Ornament

  • Jean Russum
    January 17, 2016 7:07 pm

    Love the ornament, and just finished my first one. I would like permission to use this in a sewing guild program. Please contact me, as I can find no way to contact you directly. Thanks.

  • Susan
    February 8, 2016 8:45 am

    I just recently found your blog via another blogger. Unfortunately, I can’t remember which one. I really like this ornament and am going to attempt to make some for Christmas 2016. If I start now, I should be able to get some made. Thanks for this “complete” tutorial.

    Also, thanks for answering Jenny’s question as I was wondering that myself. Once you pointed out that it was in picture 20, I could see it. Even thought I had read it, it hadn’t clicked. I have subscribed to your blog.

  • Audrey
    July 11, 2016 2:18 am

    Thanks for sharing. I really like these ornaments.

  • Mary Ann
    September 9, 2016 7:17 pm

    I am so glad i bought your prarie point kit at the quilt show in August at the church in Maine. Can’t wait to make some tonight. Thanks.

  • Karen Wilde
    October 10, 2016 12:00 pm

    Now l k ow what to do with all my xmas fabrics. Thanks

  • Janet Anderson
    October 21, 2016 8:44 am

    I had a problem when making m8ne. The points don’t seem to look like yours. Kine looks moree like a round piece of candy. I made it with a 4 inch circle. Any suggestions.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      October 21, 2016 5:41 pm

      Hello Janet,

      I’ll help in anyway I can. I sent you an email. 🙂

  • Diana from SC
    November 3, 2016 6:24 am

    I am having trouble sending the tutorial for the Prairie Point Star to my email….yes, checked the spam folder. Nothing
    Thanks for your help. Diana

  • Diana from SC
    November 6, 2016 1:06 pm

    Sorry, I accidentally deleted tutorial. Please resend it. I am not getting thru my email for some reason. Thanks, Diana

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2016 5:05 pm

      Hello Diana… No problem. I’ll resend the email. 🙂

  • Patricia
    November 6, 2016 9:05 pm

    when I click on the “next” button all I get is a bunch of code, but no tutorial or pictures. Is there another way to get the tutorial, a different link, I tried both the Christmas one and the Patriotic one, must be they link to the same place. I have loved this ornament since the first time I saw it on Pinterest and was so excited when I found this tutorial tonight, now I am bummed 🙁

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2016 10:11 pm

      Hello Patricia,

      I sent you an email but wanted to reply here too. The coding on the Next and Previous buttons has been fixed. They should work fine now.

  • Sarah
    December 13, 2016 11:44 am

    quick question about spacing…about how far apart should the Prairie points spread from each other so there is equal spacing for all 16? super beautiful. thanks!

  • Renee
    January 2, 2017 11:56 am

    I have had the worst time sewing on the buttons. Any tips or hints? I also tried bells & had a bad time sewing them on. I love them! They are beautiful!

  • Steffini
    July 5, 2017 12:48 pm

    Would love to have this tutorial sent to me if possible.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      July 5, 2017 4:47 pm

      Hello Steffini,

      I replied via email but thought I’d reply here as well. The pdf of the Prairie Point Star Tutorial is only available to those who sign up through the links provided in Prairie Point Star Tutorial post. When you see Click Here… click on that and a form will pop-up for you to sign up. Shortly after you’ve signed up, you’ll receive an email with the link where you can download the pdf of the tutorial.

      Hope that helps. 🙂

      Wishing you a wonderful, heart-centered day with much Aloha,

  • Tammy
    September 6, 2017 3:50 am

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Can’t wait to try this!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Terry
    September 15, 2017 2:09 pm

    I love this idea of an ornament, but my questions is when you fold in half and then again, when you put it on the ball the raw edges are showing. Are they supposed to show or not? If not, what am i doing wrong?

    • Super Mom No Cape
      September 15, 2017 4:25 pm

      Hello Terry,

      First make sure that you are working with each prairie point as a unit. Do not open them up after folding and pressing them.

      Each time you add a new prairie point to the stuffed circle, the raw edge of the previous one is covered up (as shown in the fifth photo on page 4) and then the raw edge of the final prairie point is tucked under the first (as shown in photo 7 on page 4.)

      I’m sending you an email to see if we can figure out what’s happening. 🙂

  • Valerie
    October 10, 2017 3:17 am

    This is beautiful. Can’t wait to try it.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with like minded sewers.

  • [email protected]
    November 18, 2017 6:47 pm

    That is such a pretty ornament! Pinned.

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