Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tea Cozy

Oh good, you have come back for this afternoon's tea...and just in time, the lemon poppyseed muffins are ready. And...I have brewed a pot of Ginger Green Tea.

Yesterday while visiting with some old friends at MaryJane's Farm, I happened to overhear a discussion about tea cozies. It seems that a few of the gals are getting together for a swap. Since I did not join in on the fun in time, I decided to try my hand at making a tea cozy from scratch. I used the little bits of fabric that I had left from yesterday's tea time quilt and fashioned an appliqued, quilted little bag to keep my favorite teapot warm. Here is the finished cozy...
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If you would like to make a tea cozy like mine, here are some instructions......










I took one fat quarter and folded the long sides in to the middle (making a rectangle that measured 9" by 22". I then cut a piece of quilt batting that measured 9" by 18" and placed it in the middle of the fat quarter.

I folded the sides over and pressed everything in place.
Applique desired shape onto front of 1st rectangle. Take a second fat quarter and fold (without the quilt batting) to form a lining for your first piece.
Fold each rectangle in half right sides together and stitch across the two corners on the fold as shown. Place lining rectangle inside of outer rectangle....wrong sides together to form a pouch with open sides.
Stitch a seam about 1 inch from each end and another seam about 1 3/4 inches from each end to form a channel for a draw string. Finish sides of your cozy by stitching a seam close to the edge to hold lining to front. Add drawstring.

8 comments:

Margaret's Ramblings said...

That is so nice, I'll have to make one myself,Margaret

Katmom said...

Too Cute! & as always, your creativity shines thru...
Thanx for the pattern/instructions, oh and I take my tea w/lemon & honey!
"Pinkies Up!" lol!
hugz,
>^..^<

Princess Of Pink said...

CUTE!! It looks like a snuggly bag for the teapot, I like it.

Mona said...

The tea cozy is just lovely! And thank you for sharing your tutorial.

May I please have another lemon poppyseed muffin, and a refill on the tea?

Ruth said...

The muffins sound yummy!!

This tea cozy is great. I can't believe you whipped it up just like that. So pretty.

Ruth

Beverly said...

Thanks, gals...and thanks so much for stopping by for tea time!

smoothiejuice said...

the whole ensemble is amazing and quite gorgeous! yay bev!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Bev, the tea cozy is so cute and easy to make. Thanks for sharing this.

Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

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