Monday, September 3, 2012

A Cute Little Mug Rug Tutorial

 Hello there again!
Today, I wanted to share with you something very special - a quilted little mug rug. Big enough for your coffee and cookies.
But before you read this, please be aware: I have recently caught a very dangerous bug, and if you are not already infected, I urge you ... do not to read on. :)  The bug is called quilting and as I said, it is very contagious and once you got it, its almost impossible to get rid off.
So, consider yourself warned.
If you want to see for yourself, this is a perfect little project you can try quilting.
You need:
  • Coordinating scraps of quilting cotton (I used Riley Blake Daisy Cottage White Furniture, White Dots, Yellow Stripes and Sunny Happy Skies Pink Lace)
  • 1 8x10 inch piece for the back,
  • 1 1/2 strip from a Moda Snow jelly roll or a 2.5" x WOF strip of coordinating solid cotton
  • 8x10" piece of cotton batting
  • Rotary cutter & Mat
  • Sewing Machine
  • Coordinating Thread
  • 4 safety pins
  • General sewing supplies

I fuzzy cut around a silluette portait (6.5cm x 9cm) that I really love and put the pink lace (each 9cm x 4.5cm) as a border around it by aligning two strips on the two long sides, wrong sides together and stiched it with 1/4" seam allowance. Then I ironed the seams open and put the top and bottom with pink lace strips (each 13cm x 4.5cm) on the same way as to create a frame. Iron open the seams.

I added cream coloured strips on each side measuring each 16.5cm long (or high) and one yellow 2.5" strip from Daisy Cottage collection followed by another cream coloured strip. Press seams open and sqaure up on the top and bottom. Add small 10" x 1" on the top and bottom. Press open seams again and square up your mini quilt top.

Now you can layer your quilt top on your cotton batting and put the coordinating cotton piece on the bottom. Smooth it out out and make sure there are no wrinkles in the top or bottom. Baste your quilt top with safety pins or spray.

 Now my favourite part, quilt your mug rug. I dont have a working walking foot right now, but after doing some tension adjustments, this one worked really well. I aligned my foot always on the last seam and worked my way from the middle to the outside.

I ironed a jelly roll strip with the long sides aligned for the binding the way Elizabeth Hartman shows here on her blog.

We are finished. You did it and now ...

Want to take part in our mug rug swap? Click here to read the rules and sign up. Have fun!!!

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At September 3, 2012 at 10:58 PM , Blogger Herzkissenaktion im Harz said...

Hallo Hannah,
das ist ein schöner Tassenteppich und Dein Obertransportfuß ist schon auf dem Weg zu Dir !
Liebe Grüße Deine Mama

At April 3, 2013 at 11:37 PM , Blogger Aaseen Roy said...

hey this is very beautiful, i love everything from color, design to prints. its amazing loved it..
Thanks for sharing nice info
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