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tea time

tea cozyHere is a case of fabric inspiring the gift. This line-up of retro tea cups made me think of my friend, Jill, whose beverage of choice is tea. Ahh–a teapot cozy would be the perfect Christmas gift for her.

I used this tutorial as a guide, but I altered the dimensions slightly (finished 8 1/2″ x 12 1/2″) and created my own template to make it slightly larger to fit my robust little teapot.

I wavy-quilted it, made a simple top loop, and bound the bottom in bright blue. It was finished quickly.

tea cozy at workThis tea cozy is now atop Jill’s teapot, warding off the winter chill.

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