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.
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.
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.
2. Sew them together on the diagonal. Trim off access.
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.
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.
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.
6. Get your ruler and trim. You need to trim so that you have a straight line at the bottom.
7. Trim so that you have a rectangle. Desired size is 9"x 3".
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".
9. Now you should have 2 rectangles where the centers do not match up. Sew them together. Right sides together.
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.
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.
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!
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.