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 :)
Linking up to LAFF, Creative Goodness, Can I get a Whoop Whoop, Finish it up Friday and lastly to Q4 Finish Along.
Sometimes I need a deadline to keep me motivated to complete a quilt. What better motivation than participating in a bloghop?
While the snow and cold temperatures keep you inside, why not work on projects for this year's fair? The full listing is available to download now!
This month's block used paper piecing technique, one that all three of us were familiar with and happy to assemble!
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.