Here 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.