The project for my FQ Friday for this month doesn't even really take a FQ. It could probably be a scrap project.
I've got no complaints about having fabric left over from a single FQ, tho.
I made myself a little drink cozy. Mainly because I've been drinking a lot of ice cold things in this horrid Atlanta heat. I'd end up with wet hands. Then threads were sticking to me and I was making lil wet spots on my fabric.
Not any more!
It's super simple. I know there's probably already a zillion +1 tutorials out there. I wanted to make one that was just mine.
I cut two pieces of fabric and one piece of batting 11 1/2" x 4".
Then I stacked them all together and lined each end up on my 45 degree mark on my cutting board.
Then I decided to make a lil' sandwich.
...only to find my panini bread stolen from the fridge.
Fabric sandwich it is then!
You're going to want to include your closure in that sandwich. You can use a piece of elastic. Or a ribbon.
I used a hair tie. 'Cause I had it.
Let's just ignore the stitched edge here. Someone got excited and stitched without putting the closure in. Ahem...
Seam ripped an opening and re-stitched!
Stitch it all together 1/4" from the edge. You're gonna want to leave an opening to turn between 1-2" wide. I left mine open on the bottom.
Turn right side out!
I use a chopstick.
The next part is really up to you. I imagine at some point I'll make myself another one and do a cross-hash quilting across the whole thing.
Today I really wanted to sew some more Farmer's Wife blocks so I just stitched around the entire edge (being sure to fold in my open bottom).
Next I needed a button.
Clearly not an issue in this house.
Ohh. Look what's on top of the jar:
I pick that one!
To find out where I wanted the button I wrapped my cozy around my can then pulled at the elastic.
You can certainly mark where you want it with a dot. I just left my thumb there when I pulled it off.
Stitch on your button. Then wrap up that drink!
I like the open side of it because sometimes I get something slightly sticky on my fingers and I like to rub them quickly on a cold can to take the stickiness off.
Now I'm not getting my hands wet unless I want to.