Months ago I started this project, intent on rescuing my cherished KitchenAid mixer from counter dust while it sits around looking regal (which is, I’m sad to say, most of the time). I got so far as to pick a tutorial, cut out some fabric, and then forget about it in my sewing mess for six months. Lo and behold, when I recently re-vamped my sewing and craft space, I rediscovered this half-baked project. My basic model Brother sewing machine isn’t quite up to the task of free motion quilting, so expanding my walking foot abilities is a current priority. Of course, I don’t really want to use a quilt I’ve spent a hundred hours piecing together as my guinea pig. So this little project came along right on time.
The koozie is constructed of three quilted panels, and I chose a different quilting style for each. All three techniques were new to me. They aren’t perfect, but they are just fine for sir mixer-a-lot here.
Some Wavy Stripes:
And finally, the Spiral:
All the fabrics, binding and pieced-together batting were leftovers from other projects, so this one was a freebie.
Note to potential sewers: my KitchenAid Professional 610 is bigger than the mixer used in the original tutorial, so I increased the pattern pieces by about 2.5″ (for width and height). It fits like a glove. Or maybe more like a mitten. Anyhow, it fits!