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    Cans and Bottles Cozys

    I first made some cozy's for cans and bottles because I don't like holding them with all the condensation (we live near the beach). As friends and family would use them, I started receiving requests for their very own. I decided to make them as gifts, and a bit fancier using my embroidery machine. I used elastic with buttons from JAF.

    They were quick and fun to make, but even more fun to give away.

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    cool idea.

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    ​Cute cozies!

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    nicely done
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    Darling gifts.

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    I like the names.... very nice

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    Oh, so cute!
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    It is FUN isn't it to make gifts for others. Cute, very cute and practical.
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    Those are great gifts.
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    Thanks for the great gift idea! Do you have an approximate size you go by? I am new to using my embroidery machine and this project is perfect for me to try out different fonts.

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    cute idea!!

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    What a unique gift idea.

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    Very neat idea

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    Very, very nice!

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    Such a cool idea!

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    What a great idea.

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    Such wonderful and useful gifts but also a great way to use up scraps. I love them!
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    Very nice!

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    Very cute. Did you do the embroidery after the quilting or before? Also, approx. what size did you make them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by copycat View Post
    Thanks for the great gift idea! Do you have an approximate size you go by? I am new to using my embroidery machine and this project is perfect for me to try out different fonts.
    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - yes - I hooped the fabric first and embroidered, using the font size "large" on my Brother Quattro. Then, I cut the front, back, and batting to 9 1/2 by 5 1/2. I quilted the front to the batting, using 1" grid lines. Narrowly trim, cleaning up the edges. Sew the (3") elastic ties onto the quilted front. Take the quilted front and backing, sew right sides together, 1/2" all the way around, leaving a 3" opening. Trim corners. Turn, use a pointer to get the corners out. Sew 1/8" all the way around, closing up the hole. Sew on the buttons, (through all 3 layers), and you have a nice little 4 1/2" by 8 1/2" cozy.
    Last edited by Girlfriend; 03-10-2015 at 09:20 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou View Post
    Very cute. Did you do the embroidery after the quilting or before? Also, approx. what size did you make them?
    Yes, I hooped a large piece of fabric, and embroidered it first.

    The finished size is 4 1/2" by 8 1/2". See above for more instructions. Hope this helps!
    Last edited by Girlfriend; 03-10-2015 at 09:07 AM.
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    This is a great idea and your fabric choices is great.

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    What a great idea! They look amazing.
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