How to Make a Quilt Fabric Covered Egg

How to Make a Quilt Fabric Covered Egg

I love making quilted eggs.  This egg is a little more boxy then I would like, however it is still a charming accent in a room.  You will need:

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  • Styrofoam egg, this one was 2-5/16 x 3-1/16
  • Lots of pins
  • scrap fabric and ribbon

I used a rotary cutter and mat to cut 2-1/2″ squares from my fabric.  I don’t know exactly how many squares.  I just cut about 15 of each color to start.

Cut a small strip and pin across the top and bottom of the egg.

Fold a square in half, then bring the corners down to meet each other in the middle forming a point.

 

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Start by pinning a piece of fabric with the point towards the end.  I pinned inside the fabric on the points, then on each side.  Then place another, overlapping slightly.  I have 6 points.

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You can make the folds very crisp by ironing them if you would like.  I just pressed them firmly with my finger before using.

Then start the next row.  I chose to line the points up with each other, but you could stagger them.  Play with it until you get the look that you like.

Keep adding rows until about 2 rows from the bottom.  Don’t worry if the pins show.

 

 

When you get towards the bottom, turn the egg around and start points going the other way to make a row on the bottom.  Then place one more row over that.

 

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Using sharp scissors trim the edges of the last row so there is a straight line that ribbon or trim can cover.  I didn’t have wide enough ribbon on hand so I just folded and ironed a strip of fabric and glued over the raw edges.  I added small ribbon trim, a bow, and a button.  You could use flowers, lace, sequins, or anything!

I did have some pins showing and points that were not laying flat like I wanted (that is where ironing would help). I removed the pins and hot glued the points down and they looked great.

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1 Comment

  1. GLAD I CAME UPON THIS CRAFT. i DID SOMETHING LIKE THIS IT WAS A DOILY.BUT FIRST
    A baby quilt. Great grandbaby i August. I live Ontario CANADA>

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