Start by laying out your FQ to 11x22 inches, right sides together. Make two cuts to so the folded fabric measures 9.25 x 15.5 inches [18.5 x 15.5 flat]
Stitch a 1/4 inch seam down the long side. Center the seam to the back and press.
Mark and cut.
Sew 1/4 inche across the bottom. Then rotate and match the notched sides and sew at 1/4 inch.
I tried a second method of sewing across the bottom and marking to sew and cut off the corners to yield the same as above - it didn't save me any time - but try it if you like.
Next fold back to the original seam orientation and measure for ribbon opening. On the fold measure down from the top 5.5 inches and in from the side 1/2 inch, mark.
Using a standard paper punch; punch through both layers. Unless your punch is very sharp you may need to finish the cut with a scissor.
Carol and I first worked to develop this pattern based on receiving one as a gift we finished the opening with colorful little rivets (lots of extra time) just to have them come out when the ribbon was tied. Once you have a bow in the cozy you don't even see the opening.
Next turn down a 3 inch cuff.
And the second with the front side of the cozy facing up - I like to see the seam in relationship to the punched opening.
Tie the first part of your knot to cinch the opening leaving enough room to easily pull out the Kleenex, distribute the gathers and finish the bow.
Now, even you need a hostess gift tonight you can bring a unique, Christmas-y gift. And so easy to make a style and color to match any home.