Hot watter bottle cover

I was pondering what to do with my FMQ practice sandwiches for a while. I don’t like throwing and wasting “stuff”, especially food and fabric. Then, it hit me: we were using a hot water bottle and feeling the boiling plastic isn’t a nice feeling. It was time for a hot water bottle quilted cover.

I know everyone is talking about summer trend, summer holidays, swimming and beach at the moment but here in New-Zeeland, we are in the middle of winter and let me tell you that it is freezing! So a hot water bottle cover was very appropriate.

I’m not a big fan of following patterns (I get bored), I have more fun doing my own things and learning with the trial and error method. So, I decided to just go with the flow as a hot water bottle cover seems a pretty simple thing to do.


I didn’t even trace the design, just went straight with cutting my FMQ sandwiches.


I cut one side bigger than the other one and cut it in the middle. This would be used as a flap for the opening.


I added bindings on the openings (middle and top). I liked the idea that the top was actually open to be able to pour boiling water without needing to remove the hot water bottle out of its cover.


And here you go. I agree, it’s a bit wonky on the sides but I like it anyway. The only thing I would change if I was making a second one, is to overlap more the top panel.


My hot water bottle cover in action:IMG_7986

It’s so nice to feel warm quilted fabric now when falling asleep.

What would you use your practice FMQ sandwiches for? I’m keen to hear many project ideas as I am planing on doing more FMQ practice soon.

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11 thoughts on “Hot watter bottle cover

  1. That’s a great idea! I had decided to make cushions out of mine – I was just going to do one panel fronts and backs (ie just use the whole piece) but now am thinking I could make striped panels too (once I have enough to cut up and combine! – thanks for the idea!

  2. I hate wasting any fabric too. Great use of your practice pieces. I sometimes make hot pads or coasters out of mine. Just cut to size and toss a binding on. They make good charity auction donations, which everyone seems to want when they know you quilt or craft.

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