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12 Days of Christmas, Day 4!

Hi Quilting Friends!

Welcome to Day 4 of our “12 Days of Christmas” series. We hope that you’re enjoying the projects that you’ve seen so far.

Today’s project is an adorable little tea cozy, featuring our Ugly Sweater Contest moose! Isn’t this sweater amazing!

Ugly Sweater Moose by Ms P Designs USA

I used this great tea cozy pattern from Sew4Home because I wanted to add my moose applique to the center panel. I chose a charm pack of Christmas fabric from Benartex, Nancy Halvorson’s “Santa’s Here” collection, along with yardage of coordinating prints for the applique panel and lining, and some pretty red rickrack to use as trim.

Tea Cozy with Moose by Ms P Designs USA

I cut the center panel according the the pattern instructions, and finished the reindeer applique first. I also appliqued a cute pair of holly leaves to decorate the pocket of my tea cozy. I created patchwork panels for the sides of the front and the back by slicing eight of my charm squares in half and then sewing them together again into strips. I attached the pieced side panels to the center pieces, using some red jumbo rickrack in the seams. After the front and back pieces were prepared, I cut them out along with lining and insulating fleece. I followed the instructions in the pattern to finish up the tea cozy. Sew cute, and my tea stays piping hot for a long time!

I also made a little round trivet to use under the teapot, to keep it even cozier. I used a saucer for my pattern, and added a layer of Insul-brite to minimize heat transfer. A bit of rick-rack and spiral quilting finish it up nicely.

Christmas Tea Party by Ms P Designs USA

Giveaway time! If you’d like to win a free “Ugly Sweater Contest Moose” pattern, use the Rafflecopter Link and complete the task for entry into the giveaway. The giveaway will be open for entries until midnight on December 4. The winner will be notified via email on December 8. Good luck!

In love with the moose? You can purchase the pattern right here, or browse the entire collection in Ms P’s Pattern Shop!

Ugly Sweater Moose by Ms P Designs USA

Come back again tomorrow for our Day 5 project! Please leave a comment- we’d love to hear from you.

Happy quilting,


9 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas, Day 4!

  1. Love that Moose! As for the tea cozy, I got a free Christmas Charm Pack from my local quilt shop last week, and I have been wondering what to do with it – I might just steal your idea. Thanks for sharing (the reindeer cookies are too cute).


  2. I think there was one at work one year. I did not have one, so did not participate. Your “meese” are so cute! Love the reindeer cookies. Very cute!!


  3. I have never entered an ugly sweater contest. They look like fun though!!! I do have a moose onesie, does that count?? I even wore it on a wine walk downtown!!!


  4. I’m enjoying seeing all these. What I’m really in love with is your table setting with the beautiful things you made, and those cookies!


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