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Topic: Crazy Quilted Christmas Cracker Crowns  (Read 11427 times)
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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2008 08:15:24 AM »

heya, i just placed an order for cracker snaps at http://www.oldenglishcrackers.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4 we'll see when they arrive. i'm going to start the components this week.

for those of us here in the states, wiki christmas cracker for the history.

this is going to be soooo much fun! what a good post phyzzychick!
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« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2008 08:40:26 AM »

phizzychick, your crowns themselves-  i see they are quilted, but are they also pieced somehow? Like a crazy quilt or something?
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« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2008 08:43:21 AM »

Hmmm...this makes me think that a completely cloth "cracker stuffy" would be a really cute Christmas toy for kids - a soft fabric tube with a crown and little stuffies inside that they can pull out and put back...*lightbulb*
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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2008 08:50:15 AM »

Totally stealing this idea!  Grin  Because it rocks.  I mean BECAUSE IT ROCKS!! Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2008 08:52:37 AM »

phizzychick, your crowns themselves-  i see they are quilted, but are they also pieced somehow? Like a crazy quilt or something?

Yep, they're all different fabrics pieced together. I made a crown template out of paper and then just played with fabric on top until I liked the pattern, then pinned and sewed them up. The backs are just one piece though. It's the first time I've ever done anything like this so I was amazed when it worked out! Of course the bobbles on top help to make the turnouts at the top look neat Cheesy

Hmmm...this makes me think that a completely cloth "cracker stuffy" would be a really cute Christmas toy for kids - a soft fabric tube with a crown and little stuffies inside that they can pull out and put back...*lightbulb*

That would be awesome! You could even have a little comic book style 'bang' embroidered onto a star that pulls out!
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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2008 08:53:40 AM »

That's awesome!
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« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2008 09:10:31 AM »

Yep, they're all different fabrics pieced together. I made a crown template out of paper and then just played with fabric on top until I liked the pattern, then pinned and sewed them up. The backs are just one piece though. It's the first time I've ever done anything like this so I was amazed when it worked out! Of course the bobbles on top help to make the turnouts at the top look neat Cheesy

ha ha! that's what i thought. piece the little mini crazy quilts, then treat it like a regular sheet of fabric. trace the crown and voila! i'm giddy to start this project! a great scrap buster, and so much fun!
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2008 09:34:38 AM »

The crowns are very fun. So much prettier that the paper ones.
I always thought crackers would be a lot of fun, but they haven't really caught on in the US. Until now...

batgirl - How about opening them on Christmas eve and finding PJs inside? It can be a pillow for the bed.

For assembling the crown you could cut the template out of muslin or interfacing (like foundation piecing a quilt part), stitch the bits down on it, add the backing and ribbon.
Phizzy, roughly what size are the crowns you made.

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« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2008 09:39:23 AM »

I ADORE these. I'm the lucky gal who got the crackers from Phizzy and I my kid immediately put his crown on his head and stared lovingly into his zombies eyes. I am totally swiping the idea and making them for everyone this Christmas.
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« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2008 09:46:57 AM »

Lovely fun stuff!

Why did the chicken cross the playgroud?
To get to the other slide.

Why did the punk rocker cross the street?
He was stapled to the chicken.

Why did the musician cross the street?
That's where his girlfriend threw all his stuff.
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