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Thread: Extra step when making bowl cozies

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    Extra step when making bowl cozies

    Before I put the darts in I draw a circle with a dish on the bottom, in the center. Then I sew around from outer circle to the middle. This gives the bottom some definition. Name:  2FAE7778-9579-4E0F-83C9-B7D8B441355D.jpeg
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    nicely done, thanks for the tip
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    oh that would work well. great thinking.
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    Cute cozy!

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    What a great idea for definition to the bottom. I've made lots of these for gifts & for myself. I absolutely love them & we use them every single day of the year.

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    Great tip thanks

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    Great idea, thanks.
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    What an excellent idea! I hate when mine are all floppy and have no defined bottom.

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    What size square do you start with? How deep do you sew the darts and the width of the dart at the top/side of square?

    Someone brought one to me and asked me to make some. It seemed different than I do them as to size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz View Post
    Before I put the darts in I draw a circle with a dish on the bottom, in the center. Then I sew around from outer circle to the middle. This gives the bottom some definition. Name:  2FAE7778-9579-4E0F-83C9-B7D8B441355D.jpeg
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    This is such a great tip. I made mine and after they were done, I did not like the “poofieness” (is that a word?) in the bottom. I stitched a square in that area. It was awkward because the bowl shape was already there. I may make some more now using your method .

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    What are you batting with and what are the dimensions? In other words have you a pattern. They look simple enough and will make great holiday gifts.

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    Great idea and thanks for sharing with us.
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    Thank you. Just getting ready to make some for Christmas presents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliasb View Post
    What are you batting with and what are the dimensions? In other words have you a pattern. They look simple enough and will make great holiday gifts.
    A group of the gals from our quilt guild made these a few years ago and messed around with the variations. Be sure to use only 100% cotton fabric, use "Wrap 'N Zap" for the batting, to be sure it will Not start on fire in the microwave. Some of the other battings have "scrim" in them, and it's very flammable. We started with 8" squares, but most of us prefer starting with 10" squares. Then cut your batting at 9-1/2" squares. When you get the squares sewn together and turn them right-side-out, there won't be so much bulk in the seam. These are totally washable, and they might be wrinkly and funny looking once you take them out of the dryer, but you can iron them out flat again and it won't hurt a single thing.
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    That's a great idea. Thank you for sharing!

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    I also make mine with a 10" sq. I also make a few from 12-13" starting sq. this size is good for medium serving bowls. Since it is my husband and I most of time. When it's a family get together I use regular heat pads.I use my smaller ones for veggies and such that are in a cereal size bowl.
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    Thanks for the tip of quilting definition in the bottom. I think I want to make some of these for holiday gifts.

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    Great idea.

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    Beautifully done and thank you for the tip
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    Good thinking.. and thanks for sharing as I'm making some for Christmas.
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    I do that too

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    I like the stitching on the bottom.

    Could one use cotton terry towels for the batting/filllng?

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    This is a great idea! I will give it a try!

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    Very nice and what a great tip. This would give the bowl good stability

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