Easter Egg Quilt Block
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Easter Egg Quilt Block + Free Stitching Templates

An Easter Egg Quilt Block is a great addition to a pillow set, table runner or quilt (of course!).  You could also bind the quilt block and use it as a potholder or decorative place mat for Easter.

Easter Egg Quilt Block

Combine free-motion stitching with paints and learn from Eric Drexler how to create your own Easter Egg Quilt Block work of art.

Eric Drexler: Easter Egg Quilt Block

This Easter Egg Quilt Block combines free-motion stitching with custom paints for a truly unique block. If you’re new to free-motion stitching or need a refresher, Eric takes takes you through the process in his video course, Fearless Free Motion. If you want to learn more and have virtual hands-on instruction, download his course today.

On to the quilt block!

From Eric:

Supplies 

Prepare the Easter Egg Quilt Block

Trace the pattern for the eggs or the entire pattern using a Wafer 2 lightbox and removable marking pen. Or print out either drawing onto Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch.

UsPink Sulky 50 Wt. Cotton + Steel Thread to sew the Left and Right sashing strips to the Center. Then sew the top and bottom sashing strips.

Spray Sulky KK 2000 to secure the quilt square, batting, and backing together. 

Wind a bobbin with Black Sulky 50 wt. Cotton + Steel and thread the machine with the same thread. 

Set up the machine for Free-Motion by lowering the feed dogs, installing an 80/12 topstitch needle and the correct presser foot. Refer to the machine manual for instructions specific to your machine model. 

Stitching the Easter Egg Quilt Block

Stitch along all the lines. Use some single and some double straight stitches to give dimension. 

Easter Egg Quilt Block

(If using Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch, remove it at this time under running water. Make sure the fabric is good and dry before proceeding to the next step.) 

Painting the Easter Egg Quilt Block

Create each color mixture with a little less than a Teaspoon of Aloe Vera Gel. Add one drop of ink to the gel. Mix thoroughly and test on a scrap piece of material. Add more Aloe to lighten, or more ink to darken. 

Then paint each color onto the basket, bow and eggs as desired.

easter egg quilt block

Then apply a hot iron and a paper towel to the fabric to fix the ink for good. 

 Easter egg Quilt Block

Finally, quilt the sashing using the leftover egg designs. Then bind the block as desired.

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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!

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