For the first time in a while, I have a finish to tell you about! Actually, I've made a whole pile of these mug cozies....89 to be exact over the past 3 weeks!
My mug cozy relationship started four years ago when I received an early Christmas gift from my husband: my Janie. A Janome 8200 with custom sewing table. That was a great day :D
I have been using a template from Stitchwerx.com to cut all the fabric and batting pieces for the cozies.
Some of my cutest novelty fabric scraps have found homes in these cozies....
I use smaller strips, selvedges and other fabric bits for some of the pieced cozies.
I like to make strips of about 4.5 inches wide by as long as my scrap pile will make in each colour family, then I trace the template and cut out the shapes. I've kept all the off-cuts from that and intend to use them in more strip sets. (I also make lots of crumb blocks that these may find a home in too!)
I find that this cozy size is perfect for the large/extra large take-put cups, as well as my favourite ceramic mug at home :)
But I needed a narrower cozy for the medium take-out cups.
I've had a small collection of men's ties that I keep wanting to make something from, but just haven't yet. They are already several layers thick, and half the width of my quilted ones, so I tried one out.
What a perfect fit! And it takes much less time to assemble. Just turn under one end, attach an elastic and sew on a button.
I'm so pleased with the tie idea. Hopefully they add a bit of interest :)
It was also exciting to be adding my custom tags onto most of these cozies. I think it makes them look finished.
So as we enter the last third of the month, I have my first official finish! I'm so happy to have one goal from my quarter complete :)
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Mary is a local quilting friend who loves to piece, but gets bogged down during quilting. These are 2 of the quilts I machine quited for her this spring :)
Working with local schools has been very fun and the students are pushing me to design ever more interesting layouts from simple subunits. Take a look at the third quilt I helped to make this year!
Memory quilts aren't always cute and cuddly, this t-shirt quilt is all about hard rock and good times!
A local Mom asked me to turn her children's baby outfits into a bed-sized quilt and I happily agreed!
A very sentimental Mom asked me to make a bed-sized quilt from her children's baby clothes, and this is going to be one beautiful memory quilt!