Sunday, December 16, 2012

Quilted Mug Rug

So this is the first time I am attempting to put together a tutorial so be gentle!  If you should have any questions please ask.  These cute little mug rugs we made a few years ago at the Genesee Country Village and Museum's craft day.  These are so cute and easy to make.
First you need five 4x4 squares of fabric.  They can be all the same or different. 
Choose one of those squares to be your bottom square on the bottom. Fold the remaining 4 squares in half like shown. 
Next we start layering the fabric.  Make sure the bottom square has the right side (printed side) facing up.  Place one triangle on the bottom piece making sure the fold is toward the middle.
Now place the second triangle of fabric in the opposite corner.
Now we add the third square on top of the 2 we already added, but in the opposite corner.
Repeat with the final triangle of fabric. So that it looks like this.
Now come the fun part.  When I first did this it was a little confusing to me.  LOL!  Now I can't believe it was do hard on the first try.  What we will do now is kind of weave them over-under. It doesn't matter which corner you start in, just pick one.  So as you can see in the picture, I pulled up the brown triangle and will now place it under the red triangle.
Your square should now look like this...
Now we move onto the other side.  Pull them up just like you did on the opposite corner and overlap.
Your square should look like this one.
This step isn't really necessary but I always pin them in the corner.  This will hold all the fabric in place as you sew.
Now we will sew it together.  Go all around the outside on each of the 4 sides.
Once you have it all sewn together you will have to turn it inside out. 
I used the eraser end of a pencil to push the corners out.  Your finished mug rug should look like this...
These go together very quickly once you get all the fabric cut out.  You can also sew them by hand, but I found the machine makes it go alot quicker.


Sandra said...

Love it Jen, they look so cute and seem super easy to make.

I have so much fabric, I think I'll give it a try :)

farmlife chick said...

So cute and simple!!