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Quilted hot water bottle cozy

Another quilted hot water bottle cozy using a slightly different method (see old tutorial).


1 10′ x 16′ rectangle of material

1 10′ x 19′ rectangle for the back

Bias tape for the border

Enough fabric for the backing



Make a quilt sandwich with each rectangle and quilt them using any style you like.

Trim the quilted rectangles to the stated measurements above.

Place the hot water bottle on top of the shortest triangle and draw 1 inch around the corners and top on one side. Fold rectangle in two and cut around the marked lines.

Place the long

Place the long triangle on top of the other trimmed triangle, pin and cut the bottom part.

Cut the longest piece in two with the top part being about 4 longer than the bottom one. Pin on top of the trimmed side.

Cut around following the top trimmed side. Pin together and stitch around leaving a 1/4′ seam allowance.

Stitch the border in place.

Cozy back.

Coin quilt

Made with 60 scrap fabric pieces measuring 3.5′ x 6.5′ each and some plain white quilting fabric in 3′ strips. The border is 4 inches wide.

Back of quilt

The quilt is stipple quilted and the border is also made out of fabric scraps matching the top.


Based on crazy mom’s quilt-a-long.

Stipple quilted hot water bottle cover tutorial

Note: I’ve made these in two slightly different ways. Check also the second tutorial for a hot water bottle cozy.


2 coordinated fat quarters, one for the cover and 1 for the bias tape for the border.


The cover will have an opening at the back.

The cover is made of 3 pieces sewn together with a border.


Fold the fat quarter in 2 right sides together and place exactly half of the hot water bottle on top of the fold.

Draw around  half the bottle leaving 1 inch all around.

Cut the fabric to obtain a symmetrical piece.

To cut the 2 pieces for the back use the front piece as a model but cut across 2/3 of the way on the long side and  and add 1 1/2 inch to the small piece that goes on the bottom part.

Stipple quilting

Make a quilt sandwich with some muslin at the back and proceed to stipple quilt the 3 pieces.

When finished, cut off the batting edges.


Buy ready made bias or make your own. For double folded bias, strips should be 2 inch wide.

Sew bias to the edges of the opening at the back.


Put the 3 pieces wrong side together. The long back piece should be placed over the short piece.

Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Once the 3 pieces are sewn together, sew the bias all around the edges.

See my other hot water bottle cozy tutorials

Quilted hot water bottle cozy

Patchwork hot water bottle cozy tutorial

Embroidered hot water bottle cover

Quilt along free-motion quilt completed

Adapted from Oh Fransson Quilt-Along. My quilt is square with 5 x 5 rows of blocks rather than 5 x 6 rows.

Finished with stipple quilting.



With matching cushions

I used Heather Bailey Freshcut range of fabrics.