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by toogie ( edited 13d ago ) 14d ago

Update- instructions in comments below-Hi Cuties, I finally started working on these bowl cozies. I’ve got 8 made, whoopi! I have used one, for several years now, when I eat ice cream. The bowl is usually so cold I can’t hold it without one of these cozies. My daughter asked for some then and well, I’m only a few years late-lol

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by toogie edited 12d ago

Cuties, there are a lot of free bowl cozy directions on internet. All of them are pretty much alike. I did however do mine a little different, so I posted directions in another post in case you’re interested. I’m sure one way is good as another. Just saying that’s how I made mine.

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by jenne 13d ago

I like you bowls, I have not made any of these, are they hard to do?

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toogie by toogie edited 13d ago

Not hard at all, you can do it, I'm sure. You can find all kind of free directions and patterns, just google 'how to make Bowl Cozy'.

toogie by toogie 13d ago

ps-I decided to write directions of how I made mine. Of course you may find a better way, but this is my way.

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by sdrise 13d ago

I made a lot of these last year and gave them as Christmas Gifts. I used wrap and zap inside... We put items in there to heat up in the microwave like soup and when the bowl is hot you have the edges to take it out of the microwave with and hold it... Works great. Nice job!!!

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

Yes, it does. Thank you

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by sewtired 14d ago

I may have to make some your way. The one I have just have one layer of batting and don't hold their shape nicely like yours do. I think everyone who uses a microwave or eats cold bowls of ice cream would find these useful. Nice job Toogie.

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

I also think the stitching in the bottom like a circle (don't look close-lol) makes them sit better.Thanks

sewtired by sewtired 13d ago

Yes, I like the circle stitching idea as well.

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by graceandham 14d ago

My mother in law loved ice cream so much she would put on her winter coat and stand on the floor grate for the oil heater in winter to be able to enjoy her ice cream.

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toogie by toogie 14d ago

She sounds like my husband. He keeps a throw on after eating it. Sometimes I look and he’s shivering before he gets finished. 🙄thank goodness I don’t eat it every time he does or no telling how big I’d get!

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by jrob Moderator 14d ago

These are awesome. Your people will be lining up for a set.

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toogie by toogie 14d ago

Lol-Thanks J

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by toogie edited 14d ago

Wrap-N-Zap fiber contents not the same as Warm & natural, etc. Some batting’s look the same but have 10% I think it is, of another fiber or glue that’s not all cotton when you read the fine print of contents. I also use my Elmers glue stick just on the corners of fabric to hold W&Z, until I run a basing stitch all around.
At my Joanns it is $10 without a coupon or not on sale. At my Walmart it's $5. If I figured right, so correct me if I am wrong, you should get 4 (10 inch squares across the 45inch) and 3 squares down the 36 inch so 12 squares equals 6 cozies. I do then take the 5 inches left from the 45 and 6 inches left off the 36 and sew them together, with a large zig zag stitch, by butting the straight edges to meet. You would then get maybe one more and half for another. So cost around 70 cents for each bowl of W&Z.

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by shirley124 14d ago

Very nice. Better late than never my mother used to say. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 14d ago

Heard that before too, thanks Shirley.

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by dailylaundry 14d ago

Oh, Toogie these are wonderful! One day, I will make some! Do you have any special hints with making them? Wouldn't it be great it there was an ith way to do one? I love your colors!! Hugs, Laura

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toogie by toogie 14d ago

The only hint I have is maybe use a walking foot when sewing both top and bottom together. With the Wrap-N-Zap on both the top piece and the bottom piece, it is pretty thick where you make your darts, even after trimming the dart. I just find it sews right on through, with the walking foot.
I also cut and sew each step assembly line. For instance, I baste all the W&Z to each fabric square on all 16 pieces here. Then I mark all 4 darts on all 16 pieces, etc. etc.

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 14d ago

Thanks Toogie!!

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by pennifold 14d ago

Gorgeous Toogie, love the fabrics you've chosen. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 14d ago

I had this green for-ever and lucked up to find this piece of 100% cotton red, big enough for the 4. The red, white and blue are 2 of each as I didn't have enough of the dots to make all 4. I was trying to make out of pieces without cutting any of my yardages. Thanks Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 14d ago

You did a great job. They look a bit stiffer then when I make mine and I like that look.

I can not keep them in my house. Well right now I may. I use mine all the time. If everything is made from 100% cotton you can put them in the microwave. Love it in the morning with hot cereal and no burned fingers.

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toogie by toogie 14d ago

Yes thread, fabric and W&Z all 100% cotton. The green is a little thicker and that might make them seem stiff. I do use the W&Z on both the top & bottom fabrics. Thanks!

toogie by toogie 14d ago

I also forgot to add, I sew a circle in the bottom of mine, starting in the center of the square, before I sew my darts. I just go with my foot up against the stitching until I'm about a foot width away from the end of where my dart goes. I do place a pin, before I start the circle, where the dart will end, because from the fabric side, I can't see my dart markings. I just circle round and round until my foot starts to touch the pins. Maybe that's why they look stiffer than yours. I'm not sure but worth a try.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 14d ago

Thanks. One more thing what is W&Z. Is that a specific batting?

toogie by toogie 14d ago

Yes, it is by Pellon-Ill show a picture of package. Look up^

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by asterixsew Moderator 14d ago

Family christmas presents sorted. As ever lovely work

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asterixsew by asterixsew 14d ago

What do you make the from please and how do you use them? Thanks

toogie by toogie 14d ago

Everything has to be 100% cotton for use in the microwave. There have been reports of fires when using polyester, rayon or other than 100 % cotton threads, so even the threads have to be all cotton. Of course the fabric too and the Wrap and Zap, comes in a package 45" x 1 yard (36") is 100% cotton.
Most people like to microwave with the bowl in them, so when removing from the microwave they don't have to touch the hot bowl. They grasp the bowl cozy.
I like them under my ice cream bowl, to keep my hands from freezing, too.

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by 02kar Moderator 14d ago

I love these, very pretty. I think you will need to make more. Everyone will want at least one.

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toogie by toogie 14d ago

My husband just tried to discourage me by saying no one wants that or will use that :(
I reminder him I use mine and our daughter ASKED for some. Thank you Karen, I'm glad to hear you feel like me.

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by dragonflyer 14d ago

Good job, Toogie... these are also good for hot soup or chili bowls...

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toogie by toogie 14d ago

You got that right, they're good for hot or cold.

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