Hexagon Patchwork Teacosy
When the kettle is boiling I’m never far away – now that the weather is getting a bit colder we all seem to be gravitating towards a lovely hot brew.
Nothing quite beats a cup of tea made in a teapot – yes, I know, you have that bit more washing up to do, but trust me, dig out the tea pot and give it a whirl – I know you’ll love it.
Keeping the tea warm in the pot is not any kind of witchcraft, a couple of little tricks will keep your tea nice and toasty. First, and this is a trick my mum taught me, friends, you’ve got to warm your pot! Boil up the kettle and fill it two thirds full with hot water, pop the lid back on and leave to stand for a few minutes – this is the perfect time for you to set out the tea tray with your cups, milk sugar and a sweet piece – because as us Scottish folks like to say, you need a piece with your tea, because it’s simply too wet without it! Much in the same way as warming dinner plates before you serve up food, this old school technique will heat the pot and get it lovely and warm for brewing your tea.
Then, when you’ve added your favourite blend of tea (for those with curious minds, I like two parts English Breakfast one part Earl Grey) and hot water, put the lid back on and cover with a teacosy.
Ah! The teacosy! Now we’re talking! This will keep your tea lovely and warm while you enjoy our first cup – delicious.
Why not make your own hexagon patchwork teacosy? This is a great way to try your hand at that hexagon piecing in a project that is the prefect size to perfect your technique before going on to make that lovely hexagon bed quilt you’ve always dreamed of! Check out my step-by-step guide for making your own hexagon patchwork teacosy over on the Sewing Directory!
Now, if anyone needs me, I’ll be over here enjoying a lovely cup of tea! But first, tell me, what’s your favourite blend of tea?