Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wonky Starburst Mug Rug - Tutorial



Welcome to all the new readers that are coming over from Erin's blog to check out my tutorial for Mug Rug Madness. Hasn't all the tutorials been awesome??? Well I hope you have fun with mine. I decided to do a tutorial on a smaller version of the placemats I made for the Spicing Up The Kitchen Swap since I just loved them.

Scrappy Starburst Placemats - 39:365


Remember you can make this for a quilt block,pillow, quilt or whatever you want just trim the scraps to be the size that you want it to be! It doesn't have to be a Mug Rug.


You will need lots of scraps for this mug rug.

Mug rug tutorial #1


1. Take your first 2 scraps and lay them right sides together with the corner points matching up. Lay the top scrap/fabric at an angle.

Mug rug tutorial #2


Mug rug tutorial #3


2. Sew them together on the diagonal. Trim off access.

Mug rug tutorial #4


3. Sew more strips together but make sure that each time you are laying the points on top of eachother and trimming off the access so it doesn't get really bulky.

Mug rug tutorial #5


4. As you sew the strips together I find it easier to hold the new strip at the corner where it meets the other points to make sure that when I sew the points are all together. Hopefully that makes sense this picture will help.

Mug rug tutorial #6


5. Now you should have strips sewn together in an arch. Make sure you iron it all flat so that when you trim you will get the right measurement. A good stopping point is when the strips are 9" wide.

Mug rug tutorial #7


6. Get your ruler and trim. You need to trim so that you have a straight line at the bottom.

Mug rug tutorial #8


7. Trim so that you have a rectangle. Desired size is 9"x 3".

Mug rug tutorial #9


8. Sew another set of strips together just as you did before don't trim. Lay the trimmed rectangle on top of your strips right sides together. This is the part where I make mine wonky. Before I trim I make sure I lay the trimmed one on top with the centers NOT matching up so that it will be wonky. ( of course you can match them up if you don't like wonkiness). Then I trim at 9" x 3".

Mug rug tutorial #10


9. Now you should have 2 rectangles where the centers do not match up. Sew them together. Right sides together.

Mug rug tutorial #11


There you go! All you do now is Baste and quilt it. I used free motion quilting to help all the seams and some bulk to lay flat.

Mug rug tutorial #13


Then for the binding I cut mine at 2" but it was really tight and I wish I had done 2.75" I will next time.

Wonky Starburst mug rug - tutorial


Now you are all ready to use your mug rug. Make sure you grab your favorite drink, Rootbeer for me, and a snack. Since it is Easter season my favorite candy ever is out right now Cadbury eggs and I devour them!

a drink & a snack


Don't forget to go to this post to enter the giveaway and you might be the lucky winner of the mug rug I made! Thanks so much Erin for asking me to join in Mug Rug Madness.

48 comments:

dutch sisters said...

I love the mug rugs you made! The colors are so sunny, they cheer me up!

Sara said...

FUN!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

How cute! Great way to use up those scraps. Great tutorial too.

Jenny said...

excess. Lovely rugs, thanks.

Impera_Magna said...

Love... with a capital "L"... LOVE this mug rug idea! It will be happening at my house very soon... thanks for the great tutorial!!!

Kim said...

Mug Rug Madness is so fun! I have a new favorite every day! I love the scrappy goodness of this one. Definitely my favorite of the week and I will be making one! Thanks!

Amy said...

very pretty mug rug. I love the way you made it wonky. I am going to use this with some scraps.Thank YOU,Amy

Ann Flowers said...

this is such a cool tutorial. My daughter wants to try making a few I think she will love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing your mug rug idea for mug rug madness;)

Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Roxanne said...

What a cool selection of colors. Makes me think of summer. Love it.

angela said...

Wonderful! AND the most fabulous drink and snack combo I've seen.

MissM said...

This is adorable. Love the colors :) Thank-you for the tutorial!

pitbull said...

OK, Darci...I'm headed to my sewing cave to make this mug rug. I already have my Coke and Cadbury Eggs ready. Great tutorial!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I really like the wonkiness and how the points don't meet in the center.

mathea said...

I love, love, love this one! The wonky middle, the starburst lines and the bright colours. This made it straight to the top of my list of tutorials to try!

Stitching Along the Missippi said...

I love the mug rug you made
Sharon

Krista said...

That's adorable. Thanks for the tutorial!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

How funky!! Love the starburst effect! Cute. Jenn

H2Ogirl said...

I love this and it looks so simple!

Nova said...

i love love love your wonky, scrappy starbursts Darci!
x

WandaFish said...

Brilliant! These would brighten up the dullest of snacks :)
Great tutorial, thanks.

Joanna said...

I love your design. Nothing to measure intil the end, and then it looks great.

webmailaddress2 said...

That's so cool!

Snoodles said...

Thanks for sharing, Darci. I really like this one!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Joann said...

LOVE this mug rug!!!

Arita said...

Love the design. Will have to give it a try.

Little Creatable said...

All I have to say is mmm A&W...sorry I couldn't help it!

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

I adore this little mug rug! So cute! :)

Debra said...

Oh my...this one is just adorable!!! and so simple it seems!! this has to be my fave so far...i just love this..thank you for the tutorial, am going to kick this one out...thanks so much...x

Sharon said...

Darci I really enjoyed this mug rug....I love all the bright colors. Thank you and you have a wonderful blog.

peaknits said...

What a great mug rug - thank you for sharing the tutorial. And Cadbury mini eggs, right? my favorite...

Ruby said...

I am catching up on a few days! Love that wonky mat! Or RUG! :)

Natalie said...

Love this project. Well I love playing in my scrap bag. I just finished my first one.

Natalie

Kate said...

What a great technique, I love them both wonky and not-so-wonky! Thanks for sharing :)

Dear Spring Green said...

I am not sure what I like more- the snack or the snack mat/mug rug! Those are my favorite candies too! My hubby just picked up 6 more bags so I have a stash to get me through Easter. Ha ha. They won't last a week! I love the wonky mat- the starburst is one of my favorite blocks, I have a quilt going right now with that design. Lovely job!

angelina said...

darci how cool are you?!? i am loving it. x

Das Quiltmonster said...

Thank to Jodi from Pleasant Home I found another great blog!! It's a nice tutorial for mug rugs: I love to use up my scraps!!
Greetings from Germany!! Regina

corners of my life said...

Great tutorial and a perfect uses for those smaller scraps.

L2L said...

This is just too cute. I'm thinking this would be great for a bodice of a little girls dress as well?!?! I'm getting the ictch to stich for my little girl but I just might have to do a couple of these first for myself, lol

Hanswife said...

I had to give this one a try love how my darks all came out, off it went to friend that has been having a bad week. thanks for a quick and fun project
Julie Ann

Val said...

I am into my scraps at present. I love your pattern. Thanks for the tutorial.

Surya Area Rugs said...

This was great! The designs are so creative and fresh!

funkeymonkey22003 said...

Thank you so much this is so lovely xxx

deize galbiatti said...

i loved. ficou lindo!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Too cute. I have to make this!

Rae said...

I love this idea and your tutorial is so easy to follow...thank you!

I think I'll add a batting filler and backing to mine to finish it off and make it more absorbent.Did you use a backing?

Jenn Thurston said...

Great technique!! Thanks for sharing!

Jenn
www.quiltedthimblecottage.com

Anonymous said...

you make them look so easy, love them

Val JH said...

I saw your lovely mug rugs on pinterest and loved them. I just made a modified version of the block with 3 pieces. I love how it looks and will probably use it in the centre of a scrap quilt. I blogged it here http://www.nainsniknaks.co.uk/patchwork-blocks/extra-wonky-patchwork-block/ (referencing you of course. Thanks

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