How to make a Quilt Hopper cone
This cone is really a tetrahedron, but it looks enough like a cone to
call it a cone. Tetrahedrons are a lot easier to make than real
cones, they always land rightside up, and they don't roll away.
Quilt Hopper is a quick & easy
played on a quilt top
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The cone is the easiest piece to make, let it 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 cone 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 cone). 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 cone needs two
To hide the seams, JoAnne is going to make the cone 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
Pin and sew like in the picture.
Pin and sew the next seam like in the picture.
Remember to always sew good to good.
JoAnne pins and sews the third seam.
She winds up with an inside-out cone with one seam open.
Now JoAnne everts the cone (turns it rightside out) through the open
She uses a stick to poke the corners out.
The cone is now rightside out, the good side of the material is
showing, and all the seams are hidden.
To finish up, JoAnne stuffs the cone 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