This evening my craft group will be making a quilted egg each. I discovered this technique from my mum and some of her friends that are involved in another craft group. The technique is simple to achieve yet creates effective results to turn any boring polystyrene egg into any crafter’s inspiration!
You need a polystyrene egg lots of dress making pins and two types of light cotton fabric.
You begin by cutting the two types of fabric into small rectangles 3cm by 3.5cm.
Start with a square of fabric at the top of the polystyrene egg and pin it in place at each corner.
Step 1 begin with a rectangle
Step 2 fold the rectangle in half
Step 3 fold a corner of the rectangle in to make a triangle
Step 4 repeat step 3 to the other end of the rectangle
Then begin folding the rectangles in turn and pinning four to the middle of the egg over the top of the square of fabric.
Now all you need to do is repeat the fold and build you the layers ensuring the the triangular fold is alined each time.
You continue this until the whole egg is covered until your left with a small gap at the other end.
Fold two triangles and pin them over the exposed end to form a square.
I then finished my egg by pinning a sequin to the end.
Happy Easter Eggs!