Bunting for a girl

New bunting for a girl. I used my own bunting tutorial.

New notebook cover with appliqué

I used my notebook tutorial.

Front

Back

Floral quilted tea cozy

Another quilted tea cozy made following my tea cozy tutorial from last week.

I used ribbon, felt die cuts and a small border to embellish the cozy.


Handle detail

Ribbon detail

Tea cozy tutorial

Materials

  • 1 or 2 fat quarters, depending on whether your cozy front and back and lining are the same fabric or not.
  • Felt shapes
  • Stranded cotton to match fabric and/or felt shapes
  • Batting
  • Calico (I didn’t use any but may use some next time)

Instructions

Measure your teapot around the widest part.

Now measure it around its height from side to side.

Divide both measurements by 2 and add 1.5 inches to each.

My teapot is 24 around by 17 high. This translates into a half circle which is 14 wide and 11.5 high.

Make a pattern with the measurements.

My pattern was half a circle. Then I placed both fabrics right side together, folded them and placed the flat long edge of the pattern on the fabrics folded side. Then I cut around it with my rotary cutter.

When finished cutting you need to have 2 pieces from the fabric, 2 pieces from the lining, 2 pieces from batting and 2 from calico, if using calico.

Make a quilt sandwich with the outside fabric, the batting and the calico (if using, otherwise just use the fabric and the batting).

I only used fabric and batting and the sandwich didn’t seem to move as easily on the machine. I’ll try with some calico batting next time.

Quilt as you wish. I used stipple quilting.

If you wish you can make a handle for the top of the cozy. I used 2 felt flowers cut in half.

Place the quilted pieces right side together, place the handle in the middle facing the flat part of the pieces and pin in place.

Stitch around with half an inch seam around the curved edges of the cozy.

Now attach any felt shapes you’re going to use to the quilted side just before the lining is added.

Make the lining

Place the lining with right sides together, pin in place and stitch around the curved part with half an inch seam allowance.

Leave a 4 inch opening at the top so that the cozy can be turned inside out.

Pin the lining to the cozy, like in the photo below, right sides together.

Stitch all around the flat part leaving half an inch seam allowance.

Turn cozy inside out through the opening in the lining. and press the lower edge flat.

Slipstich the lining opening.

Voilà!

Another notebook cover

Following my own tutorial, this time with a smaller notebook.

The notebook measurements are 12.5′ x 8 1/4′.

Materials

Fabric

Lining: 1 rectangle 13.5′ x 9 1/4′

Pockets: 4 rectangles 3.5′ x 9 1/4′

Cover: 1 rectangle 13.5′ x 9 1/4′. Mine is made of 3 pieces patched together with the following measurements:

  • 1 rectangle 13.5′ x 6
  • 1 rectangle13.5′ x 3
  • 1 strip 13.5′ x 1 1/2

Fusible interfacing (iron on one side)

Lining and cover: 2 rectangles 12.5′ x 8 1/4′

Pockets: 4 rectangles 12.5′ x 3 1/4′

1 elastic band

1 fabric covered button

Add any embellishments after putting the cover together.

An alternative to a self covered button could be a ribbon though the button and elastic is more convenient.

This time I found that the cover looks better on a hardcover notebook.

Other notebooks

Follow the the instructions from my other tutorial.

TeresaDownUnder

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