Feel The Warmth Under A Quilted Tea Cosy This Holiday Season
The Holiday's are quickly approaching, if you're in need of a quilted tea cosy for a gift (or for yourself), we've got you covered. Don't Panic. Head on over to the Tea Cosy Collection, Valerie has just put the finishing stitches on some really wonderful new colour and fabric combinations. Each cosy is made by her hands, one at a time, with three separate layers of insulation that have been tested to keep a pot of tea hot for up to three hours!
If you don't spot a tea cosy in the colour range you like - perhaps a canary yellow to match a certain kitchen wall? - just email Valerie.
When ordering, reference the tea cosy number and we'll know which one you want. This salmon and green beauty (No.1131) would look rather dashing at the cottage, for example.
||Tea Cosy No. 1131
12"x9" / 31x23cm
PageQuilts Tea Cosies are hand made by Valerie in the
Leslieville area of Toronto, not too far from Lady Marmalade.
Our standard size cosy accommodates a wide variety of tea
pots, up to about 12" width (spout to handle) by 9" height.
Made from cotton fabrics and three separate layers of synthetic
insulation, fully lined, machine washable. Priced at $55CDN
1) Pick your tea cosy colour of choice - here.
2) Contact Valerie to purchase it.
how PageQuilts Tea Cosies are tested to keep your tea hot.
Sizes:Standard Tea Cozies will fit
pots up to 12in (30.5cm) in length and 9in (23cm) in height.
Traditional Christmas Stockings
Small (two-cupper) Tea Cozies will fit pots up to 9.5in (24cm)
in length and 7.5in (19cm) in height.
X-Large Tea Cozies
will fit pots like "Brown Betties" up to 13in (33cm) in length
and 10in (26cm) in height.
My children cherish the Christmas stockings their grandmother
made them years ago. We hang them up each holiday season, and come Christmas morning they're filled to the brim with Clementine oranges, candy canes and handfuls of gold chocolate coins.
Carry on the tradition with your family by choosing a Christmas stocking that can last a life time. A sturdy loop, big enough to fit over doorknobs or bed posts, makes hanging up our stockings a breeze.
Valerie's Christmas Stockings measure 18" long, are cuffed and come with quilted
fronts and plain backs. The inside is lined with fabric for a well finished appearance.
Priced at $45
each, or two for $80, contact Valerie to order.
Please quoting the letter listed next to the stocking(s) of your choice.
Available Christmas Stockings
Due to the closeness of Christmas, we've also posted photos of the different stocking tops currently undergoing finish
sewing, right here.
New Baby Quilts
Valerie has added over a dozen new baby quilts to the website today. It can be difficult to find just the right baby quilt, but hopefully we've got you covered...
The One Year Baby Quilt
Recently, I was approached to make a quilt for a childs' first birthday. To celebrate the occasion in a very special way, the quilt was to be made from exactly 365 pieces - each representing one day of life in the child's first year. Such a lovely concept, not unlike candles on a birthday cake. :-)
To make a quilt like this, the pattern could be almost any combination of squares, rectangles or triangles... so long as the geometry balanced out to 365 parts. The fabric colour and prints would have to be the focal point, I mused, but one false step and the quilt could completely miss the point!
As always, the first step is combing through a great many fabrics to find just the right combination of colours and prints. Inevitably this leads to shuffling back and forth between piles of what works and what might work... In the end, you've just got to trust your creative instincts to take you down the right path.
Hopefully, the One Year baby quilt will stay in that special someone's heart for a long time - from their first birthday to possibly even their first child.
Mother nature needs a little reminder that it's Spring, judging by the light snow falling right now... This is a Lotus flower, hand painted on silk and quilted, from Valerie's days at OCA.
Bespoke Baby Quilts
Just a quick update to share this lovely baby quilt Valerie recently made for a great bunch of wonderful musicians. On the rear face are embroidered a few words for the intended recipient. If you'd like to know more about ordering a custom baby quilt, please contact Valerie and she'll answer all your questions.
Keeping Tea Pots Hot!
It's freezing outside, but that doesn't mean you have to drink ice tea! Valerie's tea cosies have three different types of insulation which work together to keep the heat in and keep the cosy looking nice. More importantly, we have plenty of colours in stock! See all of PageQuilts latest tea cosies here.
I've collected quite a few prints in every
imaginable colour for quilting - a necessary measure, any
quilter will assure you. By total fluke, this past weekend's
crossword somehow manifested a sea of blue; pen, tea cup &
saucer, checkered blue table cloth and yes... a blue-hued tea
cosy! Find your colour tea
Quilting and Rock Stars, Well Sort Of...
As you wander through PageQuilts.com you might wonder about the 'little old lady' who makes each and every quilt herself. Her artist bio tells a lot, but not the whole story of Valerie's creative background...
Little known fact: Valerie once made a small mountain of stuffed rabbits for the Toronto music festival, North By North East (nxne.com) based on original artwork by Stephen Chester. Many of the stuffed rabbits Valerie made (nick-named "Sketchy" Rabbit by festival volunteers) left Canada to tour around the world with various indie bands, while one rabbit in particular featured in t-shirts and posters in subsequent NXNE years.
Here's Iggy Pop, holding one of the NXNE Rabbits Valerie designed and made!
Iggy Pop at Yonge and Dundas Square where he headlined NXNE 2010
Toronto Baby Quilts
100% Made by Valerie, in Toronto.
Perfect little baby quilts for that little bundle of joy, poop
and giggles. There are a few more to choose from, here.
Details: Measures 41" x
41" / Toronto 2012 / Cotton. Colour combination - French
yellow and salmon fabrics from Paris, plaid and floral
Q. Looking for a Custom Baby Quilt as a Gift?
- We Make Them.
Looking for personalized gift for a new baby
that really stands out?
How about a one of a
kind, bespoke baby quilt for under $200? Contact Valerie today
to get your baby quilt gift started. Valerie will
discuss colour choices with you, then sew the
baby quilt and embroider the child's first name in
one corner. Lead time is about four days, but if you're in a
hurry we might be able to help out.
Cotton Baby Quilt
This quilt is made entirely with Certified Organic Cotton
Organic Cotton Baby
Quilt in Browns
Details: Measures 35" x 42"
/ Toronto 2012 / Certified Organic Cotton. Colour
combination - pale green and blue, bird and abstract