This set of pretty accessories are from the 1979 Decorating & Craft Idea Magazine. All projects in here contain a great deal of work, including the same Tea Cozy. For that item, you are supposed to cover cord and make your own piping in addition to appliqueing and quilting four panels for the cozy.
I’ve added the pattern for the “San Jose Rose” Swing Cushions. Don’t feel you have to make 6 of them and add them to your swing with large yellow gingham bows. A pillow would be fine.
I learned a wonderful trick for projects like this at a quilt class years ago. Sew each piece of the applique to fusible interfacing. Yes, sew it. Slash the interfacing and turn the piece inside out like a pillowcase, fusible side now down and ready to attach (not to your iron hopefully). Press the piece to your fabric or in place over another piece. All edges will be neat and turned under. For the leaves I’d leave the flat side open to turn inside out so you can use a knitting needle to turn the points. I then use clear thread with the blanket stitch (small width, barely catching the applique) on my machine to sew the piece into place. After batting and lining have been added you can quilt the piece.This is fun, easy and makes appliques look fantastic.
If your tea gets cold, though, just go in and zap it in your microwave. Do cozies even work?
Enjoy your weekend. I hope you have time to create.