Next, I stitched them together in a random order.
Press the seams all one direction on the back side. Cut strips across 2 inches wide. I was able to get 10 strips.
Then flip every other one and stitch them together. The seams will nest together and line up, because you flipped them the opposite way. It will create a pattern with the colors of the squares.
Then add 3 inch borders to all four sides. Press it. Now, it is ready to quilt.
I used a bright green for the quilting.
I stitched our names on the corners of each little mug rug.
Here's how I cut the six mug rugs from the quilted piece.
The approximate size of the whole quilted piece was 21" X 20". The mug rugs are 7" X 10 ".
Can you see how you could turn a small quilt into several mug rugs?
Remember my post about turning a small quilt into a tote bag?
I choose a yellow daisy fabric for the backing fabric. It is not the same yellow, but it blends nicely.
They are trimmed and ready for the binding! I will use the daisy fabric for the binding.
My Mom will love this post, as she wanted me to make some mug rugs using the three pretty fat quarters that she bought for me. Surprise! I finally made them last weekend, when I spent a whole day, just sewing fun little projects. I quilted them at the end of my work day today. I plan to do the binding this weekend.
Mug rugs make great little gifts for your friends.
Enjoy your day and remember to take time to play!