Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Keeping it Warm

I've had to take a day off from my usual fare of French Press coffee because I drove to Huntsville, Texas yesterday to speak to the Tall Pines Quilt Guild. I'd never driven down some of the smaller country roads that lead to Huntsville and I totally loved it. It made the drive so much more fun. Who knew that there was a monastery outside of Navasota or that old town Brenham was so charming? Not me, but I know now and I'm recommending the sights along Highway 105 and Highway 30 to my fellow Texans.
I'm back now and ready for the coffee cozie/fabric giveaway extravaganza, so let's get started.
French Press Coffee Cozie:
Finished size: 12 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Materials:
Fabrics:
5 fat eighths of cotton solids and prints for top
1 fat eighth of cotton solid or print for backing

Other Supplies:
Rotary cutter
Self-healing mat
3 1/4" triangle template (found here) Edited to add: I've fixed the link for the template.
Paper scissors
Pins
Iron
Coordinating machine sewing thread
Quilter's clear acrylic ruler
Covered elastic ponytail holder
Cotton batting at measuring 12 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Sewing scissors
2 large buttons (about 1")
Hand sewing needle
Coordinating hand sewing thread
Fabric marker or pencil

Creating the Patchwork:
Note: All seam allowances are 1/4". Unless otherwise noted, press all seams to one side, alternating sides where seams intersect.
1. Print paper template.
2. Using paper scissors, cut out paper template.
3. Using template, cut 22 triangles from prints and solids intended for top.
4. Working with one pair of triangles, pin triangles right sides together, along one long edge.
5. Sew together. Press seam.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to create 5 pairs of sewn triangles.
7. Pin and sew pairs together, one at a time, to create a sewn row of 10 triangles.
8. Pin and sew an additional triangle to one end of triangle row.
9. Repeat steps 4-8 to create a second row of sewn triangles.
10. Pin rows, right sides together, along common edge.
11. Sew together. Press seam open.
12. Using a quilter's clear ruler, square short edges.

Finishing the Cozie:
1. Cut ponytail holder in half.
2. Machine baste ponytail holders so that raw edges of holders are flush and evenly spaced along one short edge of patchwork.
3. Cut backing fabric to top measurements.
4. Working on a flat surface, layer batting, top, right side facing up, and backing, wrong side facing up.
5. Pin together.
6. Maintaining a 1/4" seam allowance, stitch around perimeter of cozie, leaving a 6" unsewn gap. Trim corners.

7. Turn cozie right side out so that batting is sandwiched by top and backing and right side of backing faces out.
8. Turn under 1/4" seam allowance at gap and hand sew gap closed.
9. Mark placement of buttons and hand sew in place.
There you have it. Keep your coffee or hot water warm in style.
If you read my previous post then you know that Tammy of Marmalade Fabrics provided the beautiful material for my version of the French Press Cozie and because she's a lovely person and a terrific online vendor, she wants to provide one of you with the fabric needed to make this cozie. To that end, she's giving away a $20 gift certificate good for any of the luscious fabrics available at Marmalade. I think y'all know what needs to be done, but, just in case you don't, leave a comment and I'll put your name in the pot for the gift certificate drawing.

68 comments:

Brenda said...

nice coffee cozy and fun fabrics. thanks for the tute and for the chance to win.

Jenny said...

that is certainly a stylish cup cozie! i love making these, thanks for the tutorial showing your method!

Jodi said...

Thanks for the great tute, and the chance!

beth lehman said...

how sweet! i love that camper fabric!!

mek said...

Nice! I made one tea-cozy style with a loop on top once; this is more practical for pouring while it's wrapped. And, the camper fabric! Love it!

GerryART said...

Now this is what I call fun and useful.
We love a java, don't we.
hugs

LT said...

What a great idea - thanks!

Patchwork and Play said...

You've made it look so easy, I think I MUST try one of these! Thanks for the giveaway!

Blueberry Park said...

such a fab array of fabrics and a cute coffee cosy! Thanks for the tute and giveaway ;-)

thea said...

What a cute cozy .. does it really work?? I've always wondered. Thanks for the tutorial! The fabric is so very cute.

Ella said...

I love fabrics!

janeylulu said...

I love it! Cute AND environmentally friendly :)

Erin said...

I love those fabrics, thanks for sharing!

Megs said...

Super cute! I've been meaning to make one of these - this is the perfect motivation!

Jennifer said...

put my name in the pot! even though i don't drink coffee, i know plenty of folks that do!

gill said...

I love your triangle cozie!
Count me in please!

Jovanna said...

Thanks for sharing! I think I'll be making some of these for people's birthdays.

Heather A said...

Triangles! Bias! Scary!

Can you tell I'm a beginner? Thanks for the tutorial suggesting that perhaps even I can use a small project to try this most frightening type of piecing.

The fabrics you chose are lovely. I don't think I've seen them before.

kitty crafter said...

this would be a fantastic idea for teacher gifts! Thank you for the easy-to-follow tutorial.

Lynn said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

lindaroo said...

Isn't it great to find cool places in your own state? Thanks for a great tutorial, and the chance to win the gift certificate to Marmalade!

Jess said...

I've been eyeing some fabrics at Marmalade for some time! Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura said...

Oh I love fabric giveaways! Thanks!

piece peace said...

I have to try the french press. I am a total coffee lover. I am a big lover of Marlmalade Fabrics, too. Thanks Malka.

Jo said...

What a great idea for a coffee press cozy I have made a few but never used piecing..this I have got to try!

Ms. Peculiar said...

Merci beaucoup for the tutorial. I love my French Press; I am totally making a cozy for it!

Jen said...

Love the coffee cozy. I think I will have to try one out for my brother, since he is a coffee addict. Thanks for the tutorial!

Birdsong Designs said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some lovely fabric!

Estela said...

I will have to try the tutorial, I use mine for tea but it needs to be prettied up! Thanks for the fabric giveway!

Nutella Nutterson said...

lovely fabrics and pattern!

Deere Driver said...

I need that VW fabric. Its my Mom's old bus and dad's Beetle!! Thanks for the chance to get some.

Proud Mama said...

Very nice! The cozy has been added to my queue

Vanesa said...

Great project idea! Thanks Malka and Marmalade fabrics.

Sheetal said...

what a fun cozy and a great tutorial Malka! I think this is going to make a great hostess gift for my coffee loving friends...

Lotti said...

Great coffee cozy. I'd love to get some of that camping fabric, it would be perfect for my coffee drinking, caravan loving friend

Bending Pins said...

Oh please add me to the giveaway pot, I love those fun fabrics!

bendingpins(at)gmail(dot)com

Janny said...

I love those fabrics and the cozy!

Sewhappy said...

Oh thank you both for a great opportunity. I love your coffee cozie, I think I will make a few and even make some for friends. Deep breath....ah Thank you!

Marg M said...

Thats a lovely little cover thanks for the tut

sugarcreekstuff said...

Is there anything better than a nice country drive? Oh yea, free fabric.
Thanks for the tutorial. I know what I'm making for christmas gifts this year.

patty a. said...

Great fabric! Thanks to Marmalade and you for having the giveaway.

quilter4 said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win, and the wonderful tutorial. Fantastic!!!

The Calico Cat said...

My great aunt used to live in Brenham. (My mother with her second husband lived in Huntsville & Navasota - he worked for TDC)

Please reassure me that it is o.k. to use that camping fabric in the inside... I cried a little when I realized what had happened...

Oh & I would not only love to win the GC, I wouldn't mind willing a French Press either... wink.

angela said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I love Tammy and Marmalade. Hope I win!

Kristal Dawn Evens said...

Thank you for posting this pattern! And I'm excited to know about another great fabric vendor.
BTW, a friend and I batiked this weekend using your book. It was sooo much fun and your book was so helpful!

Ebeth said...

What a cute idea! Our French press just traveled to Colorado and would have looked so cute! :) love the tutorial. Thanks!

Lindsay Conner said...

This idea is so great Malka! I've featured it today at http://www.craftbuds.com/cha-news-fresh-picks-for-7-13-11/

Kate S. said...

Very cute, I love the triangles! Thanks for the chance to enter :)

robinde said...

wow, another great tutorial to try! thanks also to marmalade fabrics for the sweet giveaway!

Melissa said...

What a fun way to combine art with function! Love the fabric selections!

karen serna said...

love my french press in the morning! thanks for the chance to win!

Rebecca said...

great idea with the pny tail holder...thanks for the chance to win!

Daisy said...

Clever cozy, lovely lesson, smart stitches!

Lynn said...

How clever. My pot always gets cold, but I never thought about making a cozy for it!

Thanks for the chance to win! I recently found Marmalade fabrics through google and it looks like a great online store!

MG said...

I love this! I'm going to make one next week for my french press. Mmmmm... coffee.

Val said...

Love the idea! Love the fabric!

pdcrumbaker@gmail.com said...

Love it. Thanks for the tutorial. Fabric is yummy

Amanda said...

Oh how cute! I ought to make my dad one for his french press. Thanks for the chance to win!

dakotaessence said...

My french press is insulated stainless steel. Thanks for the cozy idea as I do need one for my sweaty water bottle.

~Jillian

lemonade sandwich said...

Very cute project, and I love the fabric choices.

Dawn said...

Love that fabric! Couldn't access the template, though.

Malka Dubrawsky said...

Hi Dawn,
Thanks for letting me know about the problems with the template. I think I have it fixed.
Malka

MeganAnne said...

count me in! That's so cute and I love those triangles.

quilary said...

Great fabric combination. Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance in the draw :)

Sherrie said...

Thanks for the great tute! That fabric is really pretty too.

Susan said...

So cute--I love your combination of fabrics. Thanks for the tutorial!

hueisei said...

Thanks for the tutorial!! Love it!

hueisei said...

Thanks for the tutorial!! Love it!