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Make your next tea time extra special with this contemporary version of a traditional cozy. If you start sewing early afternoon, you’ll have one ready in time for tea.

You’ll want to stitch up more than one. After all, it makes a thoughtful gift for a special friend or a perfect housewarming present.

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Download and print the tea cozy pattern:?Tea_Cozy_pattern.pdf

Step 1) Make the quilted fabric.

Make a “fabric sandwich.” Place the lining material wrong?side up on a flat surfacegifts for grandma, lay the batting on top of it, and?then place the exterior fabric on top of it all, right side up.

Pin the layers together or temporarily bond layers together?with fabric basting spray.

Quilt the layers together. This can be done by sewing?parallel lines 1? apart, making a grid pattern of diagonal?lines spaced 1? apart, or by sewing freeform patterns/?designs using the BERNINA Stitch Regulator or your?favorite free-motion presser foot

Using the Tea Cozy template, cut two pieces?from the quilted fabric.

Step 2) Make the loop.

Cut a 4?-long piece of bias binding.

Edgestitch close to each long folded edge; this will?become the loop at the top of the tea cozy.

Mark the center of one?of the tea cozy pieces.

Fold the 4?-long strip of?bias in half and place it?on the center mark.

Baste in place.

Step 3) Construct the cozy.

Place the two tea cozy?pieces right sides?together, matching raw?edges; pin.

Sew together using a???-wide seam?allowance.

Bind the lower edge of the tea cozy with bias tape following?the manufacturer’s directions (or your preferred method of?binding).

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