Monday, February 26, 2018

Mug Rugs!




I made six of these cute Mug rugs.  They are perfect for using up scraps or remnants.  You can get six cuts of the main fabric from 7” of fabric.  Because of how the design was with the Tea Time Letters fabric, I cut 7” wide by 3.25” tall, rather than the other way around.


Use 1/4” seam allowances. Stitch main fabric to contrast A, then Constrast A to Contrast B. Press seams toward darker fabric.  Using the spray adhesive, lightly spray batting, then press fabric into place.  Flip it over and do the same on the other side, so that the batting is sandwiched in between the top and bottom.  You can choose to cut the batting and backing larger than the top to allow for shifting when you quilt. You also may want to lay some freezer paper down or something to protect your table from the spray before spraying.

Quilt as desired.  I chose free-motion quilting and had a lot of fun with it.  First I drew the lines on with disappearing marker, then stitched over it.


A great beginner video is on youtube.

Then bind the mug rug.  Here is a great video on binding.