Good Morning cute people!
It's time for Row 6 of the
If you are just tuning in...
it's not too late to join!
if you want to row along:)
Lately there has been a noticeable chill in the air and the days are getting shorter.
that means warm cocoa and fuzzy slipper season:)
And so we are making 9 cups of cocoa!
So pick out 9 "cup" fabrics from your stash and lets get to cutting.
For each cup...
Cut a 4 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" tall rectangle.
You will also need to cut a 1" x 6" strip for the handle.
This block is sew quick and easy...
You will have them complete in no time at all:)
Background cutting for the blocks;
Cut 9 - 1" x 6" strips for handle section
Cut 10 - 1" x 5 1/2" strips for sashing in-between cups
*you can cut 8 sashings this size and then cut 2 of them 2 1/2" wide
for each end of your row so that you have some to trim off to measure 50 1/2":)
Cut 9 - 1 1/2" x 2" rectangles for underneath handle
Cut 18 - 1 1/2" squares for easy corner triangles
Sew an Easy Corner Triangle square onto the bottom 2
corners of the cup like this.
Remember that your cup is tall...not wide:)
and press towards the triangles.
And move onto the handles.
Sew a 1" x 6" handle to a 1" x 6" background.
Press the seam allowance towards the handle.
*TIP - when working with small pieces of fabric...
I like to use a little spray starch so that my pieces are less likely to distort and it also helps to keep any fraying of the edges to a minimum.
spray starch is a good one...
or you can easily make your own!
for the recipe
for the spray bottle cozy tutorial:)
So give your handle segments a little spray and press at this point only...
to keep them easier to work with.
(no more starch after this step...it could shrink them)
Now that you have your handle strips sewn...
I suggest that you complete one handle so that you have the method down
before moving onto the other 8.
From EACH strip you will cut;
2 - 1 1/2" square segments
1 - 2" x 1 1/2" segment....
You will have a bit leftover:)
These are the 3 pieces that will make up the handle.
A square on each end of the 2" long piece.
Arrange your pieces like this...
and sew them together.
(The piece on the right is 2" long and the piece on the left is 1 1/2" square)
Press the seam towards the handle like this.
This is what it should look like on the front.
Now sew the remaining 1 1/2" square to the bottom...
And once again...
press the seam towards the handle.
Now sew the 1 1/2" x 2" white rectangle to the bottom like this.
Press the seam towards the larger rectangle.
Sew it to the right side of the cup.
If the outside edge of the handle looks too wide to you...remember it will match the top and bottom when you sew the sashings on.
After you have sewn the handle to the side of the mug...
press seam towards the cup like this.
your first cup is complete.
It should measure 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square at this point.
Now you can go onto the other handles and chain piece them
for faster and funner sewing:)
And there you have 9 cute cups of cocoa!
Just add marshmallows:)
Wouldn't these make a darling quilt?
(I have a "spin off" tutorial for these cups coming soon!)
You can add sashings onto the right side of each cup at this point if you want.
Sew them into a row and make sure that it measures 50 1/2" wide.
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 50 1/2" wide sashings
and sew them to the top and bottom of your cup row:)
Then take them into your kitchen...
and tape them to your vintage church pew that you have painted aqua and take a few photos!!!
It was dark out when I took these...
sorry about the lighting:)
Have fun making your "9 cute cups of cocoa"...
and let me know what you think of mine!
Have a quilty...cocoa drinkin'...fuzzy slipper wearin' kind of day!
P.S. Don't forget to show your cute cups on the Flickr group!
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