Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fat Quarter Shop: Coffee Koozie


Fat Quarter Shop has a free pattern for a really cute coffee koozie.

I've made several of these before, but I particularly like the way this one is sewn together. It is geared for the cute little 2 1/2" squares from mini charm packs.  I had some leftover end pieces from another strip-pieced project that were perfect for this.  You make two-patch units, then lay the first unit on the left end of a piece of batting, layer another one on top, right sides together, sew along the right side and press open. Continue with the rest of the two-patch units.

You end up with this, all sewn to the batting.

Lay the pattern on top and cut.
Lay this piece right sides together with your backing, along with an elastic hair band on one end, stitch around the edges, leaving a space so you can turn it right sides out, stitch closed, add button and voila.

You can find the free pattern here and a video with step-by-step instructions here.

I'd love to show you this cute little koozie around my favorite coffee mug. I was sure I had taken a picture of it. Before I gifted it to a friend. Oops. (It makes a great gift!)

8 comments:

  1. Very cute. I love those "quilt as you go" techniques. Quick and fun.

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  2. That is so cute! Love the video.

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  3. Very cute and they do make a great gift!

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  4. Thanks for boldly going....! It can't get easier than that. Beautifully done. I appreciate the pics (they are sometimes easier than a video for me: )

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  5. Very cute, Cindy. I wonder if it would really help keep coffee hot if a thermal batt was used. You know, like you use to make an ironing board cover. In any case, it's really cute!

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  6. Super cute Cindy! Love this method of assembly.

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  7. Super cute and it's nice to see how it looks not wrapped around s cup!

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