How to make a Quilt Hopper block
Quilt Hopper is a quick & easy
played on a quilt top
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The cone is the easiest piece to make, let that be your first piece.
JoAnne Young is going to show us how to make this plush Quilt Hopper
This is what we are making
The block will be easier to make if you print the pattern bigger, but
it won't fit on as many quilts.
Cut out the material (2 pieces per block). JoAnne uses a rotary
cutter, but scissors work just fine.
Snip out the corners as marked on the pattern to create tabs
Now the material should look like the pattern. A block needs two
To hide the seams, JoAnne is going to make the block inside out and
then evert it to put the seams on the inside. Everting something is
turning it inside-out or rightside-out.
Face the material good side to good side (always good to good). This
way only the good side of the material will show when you evert the
Match the end tab of face A to the side tab of face E (end to middle),
just like the picture.
Pin and sew. Notice that JoAnne is using a push stick: safety first at
Now JoAnne is matching the other side of the green to the other side of
Match the end tab of face C to the other side tab of face E (end to
middle again) like in the picture.
Pin & sew.
Sew on face F to make the bottom, like the picture.
After you pin and sew all 3 seams, and you get a box with an open lid.
It will still be an inside-out box, but it won't be inside out much
JoAnne closes the lid, but she only sews 2 seams.
She leaves one open for now so she can evert and stuff the block.
Pin and sew only 2 seams on the lid.
Now JoAnne everts the block (turns it rightside out).
She uses a stick to poke the corners out.
The block is now right-side out, the good side of the material is
showing, and all the seams are hidden.
To finish up, JoAnne stuffs the block with batting.
Then she pins and sews the last seam.
This is what it looks like
And now we are done
The finished pieces, a complete set for a small game