52 week challenge Family Quilt

Week 3 – March 4-10, 2012 Sweater Candle Jar Cozies

Sorry this post is late…we were out of town the last two weekends at a friends’ house putting tile in their bathrooms.  The tile looks great and we had a good time so it’s taken me a couple days to catch up.  (Love ya Debbie!)

OK, so this is really a continuation from Week 2.  Did you ever have an idea and just couldn’t let it go?  That’s what happened here.  After I made the candle jar cozies last week, I just couldn’t stop thinking about them.  From out of the blue I got the idea to use a sweater sleeve to make the cozy.  So off I went to Goodwill to buy a sweater.

I cut off the sleeve near the cuff and made the cozy for the smaller candle using the cuff edge as the top edge of the cozy.  This way the top edge is already done for you.  It still has the fabric bottom to protect the glass.  I then cut up a little further on the sleeve where it’s bigger for the larger jar.  However, I now had to finish the top edge with a bit of elastic.  Also it was not a true cylinder shape because of the shape of the sleeve, so I had to sew another seam close the one already there to make it the same dimension around the top and the bottom, sew on the bottom and magic – a Sweater Candle Jar Cozy!

I also had thoughts of making them from lace or pretty ladies hankies, but that may have to wait for another day.

By Wanda Black

I've been quilting for over 20 years and love every part of it. I now have a long arm quilting machine and would like to quilt your quilts for you.

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