Sunday, March 16, 2014

easy pyramid egg warmer - a free tutorial



Are you looking for that perfect little quick gift for someone especially for a birthday or Christmas? How about this adorable pyramid egg warmer that will cheer anyone up. It even makes a quick addition to your Easter table. Here is a tutorial that will show you how to make the cutest egg wrap from triangles in less than one hour!

First of all, if you are not familiar with me, my name is Karen. I am an American living in Germany and that for the past thirteen years! I love designing patchwork and most of what you see on my website is/are originals. I love working with EQ7 and doing improv as well. The best ideas and creations evolve when you improv it. My patterns can be found at the Moda Bake as well as Craftsy. My philosophy is the SEP approach - simple, easy, practical. I try to find ways to make it faster and simpler so I have time for other things....like playing with my kids!

I am hosting MY first ever Linky Party for Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew organised by two fabulous ladies - Paula from Mud, Pies and Pins and Fiona over at Celtic Thistles Stitches. (Don't forget to check out their tutorials below.) This is the third month of their fabulous party celebrating getting ready for Christmas, getting organised and slowly building up a stash of finished projects for that very stressful holiday season. We have one whole year to prepare, so have fun with it!


January Post from Paula - Mud, Pies and Pins - Fabric Tree Decorations
February Post from Fiona - Celtic Thistles Stitches - Coffee Lover's Set

There is an awesome giveaway this month from Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting - a wonderful holiday assortment of Perle 8 coloured DMC threads. Fiona already has this pretty selection packaged and ready to send to you, if you win! All you have to do for your chance to receive this beautiful prize is link up through the linky party at the bottom of the post. A random winner will be selected - computer generated of course....nothing unfair about it. Show us what you have created and finished up this month in your preparation for Christmas 2014.

http://fluffysheepquilting.com/      

I would also like to thank all of the sponsors who have donated prizes for the entire duration of the Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Up Party. You make our hearts sing with excitement by allowing up to fulfill our dreams of creating and sewing by providing incentives and rewards for our hard work! THANK YOU!

And now on to the tutorial. You can download a PDF file from my patterns page.

Materials Needed
Assorted prints and solid fabrics
Vliesofix F220 (or other thin) Stabilizer
4¼ ” or 11cm Elastic Band or Ribbon
Triangle Ruler or 60° Angle


Cutting Instructions and Assembly
  • Using a 60° Triangle ruler, roughly cut three 4¼" or 11cm triangles from your print fabric (measuring from the tip of the triangle to the bottom middle). Bond stabilizer to the back of the fabric according to directions. Cut to actual size.
  • Cut three - 3¾ inch or 10 cm triangles from solid fabric.
The inner triangles will be smaller to accommodate the finished edge on the bottom. If you cut them the same size, just trim them a little smaller later like I did.

Stack your first two triangles right sides together (RST). Insert your elastic band so that the short end is on the right and the long end is on the left. Start ¼ inch from the edge, backstitch, making sure you catch the band and sew to the end of the triangle.


Grab your unsewn outer triangle and sew to one of the original two triangles starting from the edge and sew into the corner. Sew until you reach ¼ “from the edge and backstitch.


Take the other end of the elastic band and sandwich it in-between the first and last triangle you sewed.  Sew from the end into the corner backstitching ¼" from the corner. 
Clip the tips and pull through.


Make your inner solid fabric triangles in the same manner.
Flip right sides out and clip seam allowance to 1/8th of an inch.


Insert inner triangle making sure seam allowances are hidden inside.
Fold outer triangle over inner triangle about ¼".
Sew along the outer edge 1/8th of an inch.


Finished! Now you can go into production and make thousands of these for your friends and families.


Don't forget, we are counting on your to link up and show us all the great stuff you are making for Christmas whether gifts or decorations. You will automatically be entered for a chance to win the prize listed above. Good luck!


An InLinkz Link-up

The linky party remains open until 23.59GMT on March 31st, so there still is plenty of time for you to join in the fun.

11 comments:

  1. Neat egg cosies Karen, great tutorial too! Thanks for hosting.

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  2. What a really great design, and tutorial. These are defintiely going on my to do list.

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  3. Du hast eine super Anleitung geschrieben, Danke für die Mühe die Du Dir damit gemacht hast.
    LG
    KATRIN W.

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  4. That is so cute! You better believe it's on my to-try list for the weekend. Adorable.

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  5. Superschöne Anleitung, die sind wirklich süss... Danke!

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  6. Fabulous tutorial Karen! Just love this egg warmer! Marie

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  7. I am a regular visitor of Fiona's over at Celtic Thistles Stitches and that's how I found you! So glad I visited, what a super blog x

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  8. This is such a cool idea snd I love everything about it!

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  9. Oh, these egg warmers are so cute! They add a nice touch of colour to the table, and I love colours! :-)

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  10. Merci ceci est à faire trop migon comme cadeau
    Merci encore

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  11. Merci très joli Je ferai comme cadeau pour Pâques
    Merci beaucoup
    suzanne

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Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving comments! I try to respond to all of your messages. Karen

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