Friday, February 8, 2013

My New Favorite Cup

Things have been crazy here, but what's new? Even though they have been crazy, I have been sewing up a storm!

One of the things that I was excited about from quilt retreat this year was a Quilt in a Cup mini lesson taught by the host. I didn't finish this at the retreat, but quickly put it together after returning home.

Cute, isn't it? The fabrics that I used for this cup were scraps from the quilt I assemble at retreat (more on that later). I made it in a log cabin pattern, since that is one of my favorites. This came together in about an hour, cutting, sewing, and assembly.


Inside the cup, when you open it up, there is a paper pattern, which I used to make this the right shape. First, I cut out a piece of flannel with the pattern.

I know it doesn't match, but no one will know, right?

Once your foundation is cut out, all you need to do is use fabrics to fill up the pattern. I sewed my fabrics right down to the flannel, as you can see the seam lines on this piece. The instructions call for you to glue the piece in a circular form, but I left mine unglued, so I can store it easier when I decide to change it up.

You can find this cup at your local quilt store or here. This is a great idea for any quilter. Now I know which cup is mine!

One unfortunate side effect of this cup is that the size of scraps I keep has now changed. Not that long ago, I decided that scraps under 2 inches were meant for the kids to make craft projects with. I used 1 1/2" pieces on this cup. The scrap fabrics are already threatening to take over my house... Now they may take over the WORLD!

Off to sew some more!



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