Thursday, July 11, 2019

Super Quick Mug Rugs

It's time to think about Christmas in July. This is the time of year I usually start a project or two to get a jump on the holiday season. Now if I could only keep up with doing a little holiday sewing each month from now until Christmas, I certainly would get a lot done. But I would also be better prepared for the holidays. I like making mug rugs for quick gifts and also for decorating. Did you know that on the bottom of my Snow Globe panel I have included three adorable rectangles featuring snowmen that can be used to whip up into mug rugs? Let me show you how I do it...

Using my ruler and rotary cutter I fussy cut around the rectangle designs at the bottom of the Snow Globe panel.
 I then cut strips to sew to each side, then I cut strips for the top and bottom of the mug rug. Scraps of fabrics left over from your Snow Globe quilt would be perfect for this. Or maybe you have some blue fabric that matches the panel that would work too! Then layer your mug rug with a piece of fabric for the backing and a scrap piece of batting, you're making a quilt sandwich. Quilt as desired. These small projects are a great way to practice your free motion quilting.

It's also fun to embellish these mug rugs with star buttons for an added touch.

To add even more, you can embroider the mug rug before you add the borders and quilt it. I like to use variegated pearl cotton to embroider with.
The Snow Globe panel can be found in my Etsy Shop. I love how you can leave it plain or embellish it with stitching. 

Stay Cool! and let's get started on some Christmas in July projects!
~Cindy and Belvedere

1 comment:

  1. Really a cute idea and great way to make a panel more versatile. Thanks!