Coffee Sleeve Quilt

by mcaplan on 21/06/2007

in Green Crafting, Quilting

I am so excited about to share the awesomeness of this project! Siobhan, of the “deliciously crafty” (love that!) blog Magpie & Cake, recently completed a quilt made from nothing but cardboard coffee sleeves! As you can see, the end result is gorgeous, and totally functional ;).

Based on the premise that quilts are traditionally made from scraps of materials, Siobhan has created a quilt out of the discarded coffee sleeves that are scraps from our morning coffees. With the line “Intended for single use only” imprinted on the sleeves, we are encouraged to use these things for the duration of our beverage and then throw ’em away! Really, the re-purposing of these materials is genius.

The finished quilt measures 4’3″ x 5’6″ and used over 200 coffee sleeves which were mostly donated by Siobhan’s co-workers in just a few weeks with 80% of the sleeves coming from Starbucks. . . . You can read more about the process here.

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1 Janel June 21, 2007 at 9:05 pm



2 Dawn June 21, 2007 at 11:51 pm

I love it! Do you know if it’s washable? I would think the cardboard would fall apart if it got wet.


3 Siobhan June 22, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Thanks so much for your kind words, Whip Up! I love your blog… and was shocked to see my sleeping mug when I logged on today! Hee!


4 Edella Sutcliffe June 22, 2007 at 7:35 pm

This quilt was quite ironical as well, reminding me of street people using cardboard boxes to stay warm at night.


5 Holly June 23, 2007 at 2:26 am

What a fantastic idea! I always despised those things, but you know, sometimes they’re necessary.
I’ve been playing with the idea of making some quilted wall hangings for my house to help with the insulation issue, and now you’ve blown my mind and I’m thinking outside the fabric box!!!


6 Sara June 26, 2007 at 12:04 am



7 Terry July 1, 2007 at 11:26 pm

This is too Cool. I have printed the pic to show to my
quilting friends. Keep being Creative!!


8 c.p. July 1, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Could be trouble if a fire broke out.


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