Thursday, March 24, 2011

Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial

Welcome! Today I'm sharing a mug rug tutorial with you as part of Mug Rug Madness!


Mug Rug Madness, originally uploaded by jenib320.
This little mug rug is a great way to use up long skinny scraps! Let's get started! :)


Mug Rug Madness, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Sewing Level: Intermediate


Finished Size: Approx. 10"x7"

Materials:
10 print strips 4.5"x1.25"
2 sashing strips 8"x1.75"
2 sashing strips 6.5"x1.75"
1 binding strip 2.5"x44"
Backing fabric 12"x9"
Batting 12"x9"
Coordinating thread

Use a 1/4" seam allowance!


Mug Rug Madness, originally uploaded by jenib320.
1. Take your 10 print strips and sew them together to create a little patchwork rectangle! Press your seams however you'd like!


Mug Rug Madness, originally uploaded by jenib320.
2. Attach your 8" sashing strips on the long side of your pieced rectangle. Press your seams open. Attach your remaining sashing strips to the short ends of your rectangle. Press your seams open.

3. Make a little quilt sandwich with your backing fabric, batting, and pieced top. Baste!


Mug Rug Madness, originally uploaded by jenib320.
4. Quilt as desired using coordinating thread. I quilted mine with wavy lines using my walking foot, purposely wiggling the quilt as I stitched. I stitched using green thread every 1/2" or so, then went back and stitched with turquoise thread in between my previous quilt lines!


Mug Rug Madness, originally uploaded by jenib320.
5. Trim your backing and batting and square up your mug rug. Create your double fold bias tape and bind away! I bound mine by machine stitching it to the front and hand stitching it to the back.


Mug Rug Madness, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Voila! Now go get some tea and a cookie and test it out! ;)


Mug Rug Madness, originally uploaded by jenib320.
If you would like a chance to win this mug rug or one of the other beautiful ones being featured during Mug Rug Madness, head over to the giveaway post over on Erin's blog! :)

74 comments:

  1. I love your color choices! The sashing strips really set it off. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a great idea. Can't wait to give it a shot!

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  3. Great quilting idea..the waves and colours used are genius!

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  4. Beautiful! I love the wavy line quilting, I am inspired to give this one a try.

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing your mug rug - I love the wavy lines of stitches, and the colors of the fabrics, too. I'm a newbie, so I need to ask: is that all from one collection or line? And if so, what is it? I just love it.
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Such a cute mug rug! Where's your cookie?

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  7. The wavy quilting is so perfect for your color theme. Beautiful!

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  8. Delightful, those colours go together beautifully, thank you for sharing Caroline x

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  9. It looks great! Thanks for your great tutorial, I must have a go at making one myself.

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  10. Love the mug rug! The quilting really "makes" it!

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  11. This is perfect! I've got tons of skinny little scraps that need to be used up. Thanks :)

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  12. Beautiful! Just the project to work on, on a rainy day like today. Now if I only had a cookie...

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  13. I love it. I need to try quilting those wavy lines they look great.

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  14. Simple and sweet. I really like your quilting too! I think I'm quilting-challenged...

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  15. This is beautiful! I have been wanting to make a few but having a hard time deciding on a design, thanks for the reminder that it doesn't have to be too complicated to be really nice.

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  16. This is so awesome Jeni, I love the colors!

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  17. What a darling mug rug! Your wavy quilting lines are just perfect, I love the way they hide the border seams and make the pieced center seem to float on a wonderfully crinkly background. I think I need to make one of these, just so I can play with wavy lines :)

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  18. Lovely, pretty colors and love the quilted lines - so perfect!

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  19. this is so awesome!! simple and clean and just fabulous! LOVE the quilting too! :)

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  20. Love it! My favorite so far this week in mug rug madness! : )

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  21. This is adorable. Love the wavy line quilting. Somehow when you do it, it looks so purposeful versus the hot mess I would end up with. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  22. Love this! Great design and great quilting!

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  23. That's so sweet! I love the wavy quilted lines. So adorable, nice work!

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  24. Seriously cute! I have to admit that I haven't been totally into mug rugs but with all these cute tutes- I'm really starting to love them!

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  25. it's gorgeous Jeni. Love the colours & the quilting is ace :)
    xxx

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  26. What a great way too use all those skinny scraps, and the quilting gives it such great texture - lovely!

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  27. Oh my gosh! Your mug rug is so cute and I was so surprised to see your dishes. My mom had those dishes as our everyday ones when we were little (in the 70's).

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  28. What a lovely collection of colours-- I really like the idea of the quilting, and of using 2 harmonious thread colours! :- ) Very inspiring!

    Hazle

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  29. very cute mug rug, thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us!


    Ann Flowers
    flowerscrazyq@gmail(dot)com

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  30. This one is def on my "to do" list. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Love that green! I like the way you quilted it too! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Wavy quilting lines make a great contrast to the straight piecing you have done. Thanks!

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  34. What a great idea - will definitely make this one.

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  35. Really cute! :) I love how you used two different threads, too!

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  36. Holy snap.. I LOVE THE COLORS that you picked out for this mug rug! They are so fresh and vibrant.

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  37. Adorable mug rug and great tutorial! Thanks for posting!

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  38. Simple but v.effective & stunning. Nice having the quilting lines as a feature too. Jxo

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  39. This was a great tutorial. I love how you got the wiggles. Great color choices as well. Thank you so much for sharing with us such a neat idea for Mug Rug madness:)

    Ann Flowers
    flowerscrazyq@gmail(dot)com

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  40. That is adorable---I want to make one today! :) Thank you bunches for sharing your tutorial with us. These mug rugs are just so fast and FUN!

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  41. This is really a very cute idea..thanks for the info. You have a wonderful blog by the way....I have become a follower..

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  42. Thank you for your tutorial...in fact I made one today. Went fast and love the results.
    thanks!

    Donna

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  43. Cute mug rug! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  44. Beautiful colorchoise.I´ve never made a mug rug before, but now I feel inspired after seeing yours ! Thank you!

    Regards from Spain

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  45. I love the colors in this! Great mug rug, thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  46. beautiful jeni, and those quilting lines are super amazing!

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  47. Thank you for the great idea.

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  48. Yours is totally gorgeous Jeni! Love it tons especially the quilting.

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  49. Love the waves. Great way to use up those little pieces I can't bear to throw away!

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  50. Well your quilting really makes it special.....great colors and inspiration...thank you!

    Happy Sewing

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  51. Oh i love this...and that quilting!! x

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  52. AWW! This is darling! I love the quilting. Thanks so much for adding it to the One Pretty Thing Flickr pool, I'll be linking.

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  53. great tut love the stitching, did mine for FNS and practice with FM quilting..no binding yet but it's put away for chritstms giving. thanks

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  54. Lovely tutorial, thank you. I have to try this. You and your blog are always inspiring to me!

    When you're not using this for tea and a muffin, it would be a sweet mat for George to lounge on ( if he wouldn't nibble on it : )

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  55. it is adorable and...easy!!! thanks lalla

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  56. This is the most adorable mug rug I have ever seen!!! I absolutely MUST try it:-)

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  57. This is a great little mug rug! My favorite part of the tute is at the end. The cup and saucer is just like my first set of dishes. I have been married for 47 years. cute, cute, cute!
    Suzi

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  58. I love, love, love the colors and fabrics you are using! I'm going to pull some of mine for the same look...!

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  59. This one is my favorite!! Can't wait to try it out thanks!

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  60. Thank you for the tutorial! Very cute idea. I have to tell you that we had those dishes when I was a little girl!!!
    carol

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  61. Super cute! I love the colors and texture you added to this!

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  62. The cup & saucer! Heavens I've been married almost 50 yrs. & THAT is the pattern I started housekeeping with! Got it at the grocery store! We were poor as church mice!! Love the rug & loved the memories the cup & saucer brought back!

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  63. I like it...I like it a lot!!! Perfect stash buster, and functional, too.

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  64. Looks really great. They are so amazing and creative!

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  65. Hi Love this mug rug and thanks for sharing the tutorial. I am not sure how to print this tutorial or save it to my own computer, can I do this? Thanks you and best wishes,
    Annie in Saudi Arabia

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  66. http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/mb.asp?cmd=display&thread_id=3125284

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  67. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    http://dressed2atee.blogspot.com/

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  68. I am such a newbie that my sewing machine is still in the box. Amazon delivered it while I'm in bed with the flu. I'm passing time exploring wonderful blogs like yours. I have a question about the quilting. Do you just lift your needle after completing one row and drop it at the beginning of the next row? Your work is so neat I can't tell how you did it. Thanks.

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  69. Jenni, I'm the one who won this beautiful little pieced you made. I have it hanging on my cube wall at work, and I admire it almost every day. It's adorable and I thank you so much!

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