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...
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.