How to Make Quilted Handmade Egg Ornaments

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How to Make Quilted Handmade Egg Ornaments
Make your own quilted Easter egg ornaments. (sewing image by Lisa Eastman from Fotolia.com)

Easter trees are common in Europe and are gaining popularity in the United States. There are many ways to decorate an Easter tree, one of which includes quilted Easter egg ornaments.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Colourful fabrics
  • Backing fabrics
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Quilt batting
  • Ribbon
  • White pencil
  • Iron
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine (optional)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Determine the size of your egg ornament, then cut the fabric into the egg shape, adding 1/4" along the entire edge for a seam allowance. Using this piece as a pattern, cut out the same size of batting and backing fabric.

  2. 2

    Pin the three layers together in the following order: Place the front fabric on top of the backing fabric with right sides together, then place the batting on top. Sew around the egg, leaving the seam allowance and also leaving the top of the egg open. The opening at the top should be big enough so you can turn the egg right-side-out.

  3. 3

    Create a loop with the ribbon and insert the ends into the opening at the top of the egg. Turn the raw fabric edges in and sew the top opening closed with a needle and thread. Iron the egg.

  4. 4

    Quilt your egg by using the sewing machine or needle and thread. Using a white pencil, draw the design on the egg then follow it with even, small stitches. Tie the thread off on the back of the egg.

Tips and warnings

  • If you would like your quilted egg to have multiple fabrics, sew them together in strips, blocks or anyway you prefer. Then, iron them with open seams and cut the egg shape out of the finished work.

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