Longtime Connecting Threads customers may remember our Cup Cozy pattern. Well, the pattern, with its instructions for two versions, is back just in time for Week 7 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas celebration! Just for fun, I made new samples with fabrics from the Spring Terrace and Indigo Patchwork collections.
The first step is to make the pieced square for the front of the Cup Cozy. Since I love to fussy cut, I centered a white flower in each of the two gray squares (sorry – the fabric is no longer available).
The pointed Template C sections are added to the top and bottom of the pieced square before adding the side pieces.
Note: It is important to attach the sides correctly. If the front is laying right side up, the sides should be angled downward and the shorter side on the left as shown in the pattern. If in doubt, bend the Cup Cozy the way it would go on a cup and see if would fit. This is especially important if your fabrics are directional because your fussy cut area could end up upside down. Also, only one layer of batting is needed; it is cut to match the lining template.
To assemble the Cup Cozy, layer the front right side up, the lining wrong side up, and the batting on top.
Sew around the edges, leaving an opening to turn it right side out, turn, and sew the opening closed. Quilt as desired and add the hook and loop tape.
Version #2 has a Log Cabin block for its center pieced square. I chose to leave off the appliquéd heart and fussy cut the center fabric.
The layering and construction proceed in the same way. The curved Template J section is added to the top only of the center piece.
Here are the finished Cup Cozies! I haven’t decided who will get them for Christmas but I have two presents done. Yeah!
Hope you have fun picking fabrics and
making these useful gifts for friends and family on your list!
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