We’ve got a new felt animal for you to make this month! Since the temperature is dropping outside, we thought a winter-hardy bird would be a great addition to this month’s collection. Plus it is one of Krista’s favorite birds. This particular felt quail is a male quail with his handsome head feather plume.
To get started, check out our supplies list below. Then download the pattern and tutorial at the end of the post.
You can tuck this felt quail into your holiday tree, or place it on your mantel with our crepe paper pine cone branches. Some pops of red from our felt pomegranates would also be really pretty. In addition to using this stuffie as winter decor, you can craft it as a gift for kids or any bird lover!
Skill level: Intermediate.
Stitches used: Blanket, whip, detached chain, and feather stitch.
Crafting tip: For an easier version, you can skip the decorative embroidery.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Clover Applique Sewing Pins
- Stuffing Tool or Chopstick
- Needle Threader (optional)
- Lia Griffith Wool Blend Felt — Cloudy Day, Almond, Hazelnut, White, and Black
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Pewter Gray (317), Light Mocha Beige (3864), Light Brown (434), Snow White (B5200) and Black (310)
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Black Safety Eyes — 6mm
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
How to Make a Felt Quail Stuffie
- Gather your tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to template using scissors or a cutting machine with a rotary blade.
- Match up the edges and whip stitch on the body details to the main body using 1 strand of floss to match each color of felt.
- Flip the body piece over and trim off the excess felt from near the body’s outer edges, leaving enough of an overlap by the stitches. This is to prevent bulk when sewing up the seams later.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Love this felt quail? Check out more woodland-inspired projects. Or browse all of our felt animals to see what other stuffies you can make!
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I love this little fella but should the bottom of the tail be almond instead of hazelnut in the pdf template? Also, when embroidering and it says use 1 thread of floss do we put the needle in the middle of the thread and double it?
I am guessing you are right on the almond vs. hazelnut, but I am passing it by Krista to confirm and update. If you use one floss, you can double it for two threads, or you can use just one by not tying the ends together. I think both would work, depending on your own preference.