Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial - In Color Order
Mug Rug Madness, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Today I'm sharing a mug rug tutorial with you that will help bust your scrap stash! This little mug rug is a great way to use up long skinny scraps. Let's get started!

Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial - In Color Order
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

Looking for supplies? Check out my Pattern Supplies and Resources post.

Instructions:
*Use a 1/4” seam allowance unless otherwise noted*
Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial - In Color Order
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!

Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial - In Color Order
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!

Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial - In Color Order
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!

Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial - In Color Order
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.

Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial - In Color Order
Mug Rug Madness, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Voila! Now go get some tea and a cookie and test it out! ;)

Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial - In Color Order
Mug Rug Madness, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Happy Sewing!

77 comments :

Jill said...

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

Little Creatable said...

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

Naturally Carol said...

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

Leanne said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Michele said...

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

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I love the colors you chose!

Jacey said...

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

Caroline said...

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

Sherry said...

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

Impera Magna said...

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

Vanessa Hewell said...

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

pitbull said...

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

P├ętra said...

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

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

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

Kate S. said...

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.

Anonymous said...

This is so awesome Jeni, I love the colors!

Allison said...

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 :)

Billie said...

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

amy said...

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

Kim said...

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

RenoRx (Watch Meesh Run) said...

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 :)

Mary said...

Love this! Great design and great quilting!

Krista said...

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

leigh said...

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!

Nova said...

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

mathea said...

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

Tracy said...

Beautifully simple and effective

Spontaneous Threads said...

The colors are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

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).

hazel said...

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

Hazle

Anonymous said...

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


Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail(dot)com

Rhonda the Rambler said...

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

Ruby said...

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

Suzanne said...

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

Diane said...
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Diane said...

What a great idea - will definitely make this one.

Sherrie said...

Lovely!

Sallie said...

Thanks for the tutorial.

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

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

Amber H. said...

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

GeeGee said...

Adorable mug rug and great tutorial! Thanks for posting!

Judith, Belfast said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Angie said...

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!

Unknown said...

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

Donna said...

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

Donna

Carla G said...

Cute mug rug! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

Singoalla said...

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

Regards from Spain

Anonymous said...

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

Anna said...

beautiful jeni, and those quilting lines are super amazing!

emmy said...

Thank you for the great idea.

Darci said...

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

Roxanne said...

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

Kim said...

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

Happy Sewing

Debra said...

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

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

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.

Julianne said...

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

boltandfrolic said...

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 : )

Unknown said...

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

tinka said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

moosie said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

liannallama said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

LadyWhoSews said...

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

Commercial Entrance Mats said...

Looks really great. They are so amazing and creative!

joe bloggs said...

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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Tee said...

Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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kim dever thibodeaux said...

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.

Katy said...

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!

Stephan said...

Today I'm sharing a mug rug tutorial with you as part of Mug Rug Madness! ... mooseglasses.blogspot.com

GrumpyGranny said...

Been looking for some Christmas prezzies. Great idea! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Never done mug rugs but they look fun