Slightly late but thought I'd show you the tea cozy I made for my father in law for Christmas.
I'd never made one before and as we don't drink tea in large amounts I didn't have one to use as a template so I had to wing it. I made two 6 square panels with thick wadding in-between and flannel lining. I quilted each square to give a nice puffy effect. Then I put the two panels right sides together and sewed up the two short sides, then I used a round tray as a template to cut the curves at the top. I stitched around the curve and reinforced the sides. then I turned it right way out and bound the edges. He liked it and the colours matched his kitchen tiles perfectly.