Friday, January 20, 2012

Scrappy Mug Mat Tutorial

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I had much fun sewing these little scrappy mug mats!

I decided to call them Mug Mats because they're just a bit smaller than the larger Mug Rugs I usually make...

Square Mug Rugs with Ric Rac

Here's a quick tutorial on how I made them...

finished size 6" x 6"

Cut 2"x2" squares of scrap fabrics - you will need 16 squares for each mug mat

Cut a 8" x 8" square of Fusible Grid Interfacing
{you can use any kind of fusible interfacing, the grid just helps to keep your squares of fabric aligned. Just make sure you use light weight}

Lay your 2" x 2" pieces of fabric onto the Interfacing (following the grids) until it looks good to you


Press your fabrics to the Fusible Interfacing per directions that come with Interfacing

Matching right sides together, refer to photo and finger press along the vertical lines first, sew 1/4" seam. Repeat this for each row.


Lay flat onto your cutting mat and trim just a hair off each seam. Press each seam open.


Now repeat steps 4-6 for the Horizontal Rows.


Press entire pieced "block".



Cut a piece of backing and batting...


Quilt your pieced squares to the batting if desired. Don't sew the Backing on yet.

Cut 4 pieces of Ric Rac (you will need 4 - 6.5" pieces for this mug mat)

11) lay them out on the right side of your pieced squares, as shown in the photo below. Staring at one point and going around. Baste the Ric Rac really close to the edge of the pieced top, all the way around.


Now lay your pieced top and backing right sides together and sew around the mug mat, leaving an opening on one side for turning.

Clip Corners, Turn Right Side Out, Press and then Top Stitch close to edge on all four sides, sewing the opening closed as you go.

Scrappy Mug Mat

Original Tutorial for Quick Piecing Tiny Scraps using Interfacing...
Can be found @ Sew Mama Sew by Elizabeth of Oh Fransson!

Square Mug Rugs with Ric Rac

Happy Scrappy Sewing ! ooxx`jodi


Shari said...

These are so cute! I've never used the gridded interfacing before - looks very handy for the small pieces!

Joy said...

Been waiting for this tutorial! Fantastic! got to try and find some gridded fusible interfacing now!
Joy UK xx

Ann said...

I just couldn't wait 'til you posted this tutorial! I'm super excited to try the interfacing method you've shared - and I checked out your inspiration link as well. Only wish I had more time to keep up with all the projects I want to do. Thanks so much ~Ann

Karen said...

I have some of that grid and have never done anything with it. Now I know what to do with it. These are so cute and would make wonderful gifts to have on hand. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Dasia said...

Extra!!!!! :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

oohhh they are so cute!! I love the ric rac, so fun!

BeeSewSweet said...

I absolutely love this! The mug mats are so cute and this method of piecing looks more manageable. Thanks so much for sharing!

patsy said...

I was so excited when I read yesterday that you were doing this tutorial!
thank you SO MUCH- i LOVE it!!!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

♥ these with the rick-rack - a wonderful idea!

Kim said...

These are adorable! I am just not sure about one thing--after you iron them to the fusing, then you fold the right side down to meet the next row? Then sew a seam?

Richard Healey said...

I like this and will give it a try. Have been making my little girl a sampler quilt and when I got to the flying geese blocks I felt sad clipping all of those cute corners off. Been wanting to sew them together and use them for something this is just the right project for that.

Pieces to Love said...

I have never seen that way of piecing done before, doesn't get any easier than that, and perfect points ever time.

Rosa said...

These are very nice.Thanks so much.

KerryQ said...

Super cute! The grid interfacing is a good trick.

Deborah said...

I love the trim. I just made a mug rug last night for a birthday gift.

Karina said...

I love your mug rues/mats. The ric rac trim is adorable and I'm in love with that polka mug. Thanks for sharing.

Farmhouse Blessings said...

Well isn't that just the cutest thing ever?? Love it!


Becky said...

Love it! Just too stinkin cute - as always!

CJ said...

So cute! I think I bought some of that gridded interfacing at some point, must find it.

Lee Ann said...

This is so cute! I never used gridded interfacing. I think it makes it easier? Thank you fo doing this for us!

Darlene B said...

I recently bought some of this gridded interfacing since I was gifted a bunch of 2" squares. Thanks for the tutorial!

Gumbo Lily said...

So, so cute!!

Jeanne said...

Your little mats are adorable! Thanks for sharing how you made them.

Cyndi said...

I had four little mug rugs waiting to be spiffied up in some way, and I saw this post. Now I've picked up the ric rac and will be finishing them later today or tomorrow. Thanks for posting how to do the ric rac trim!

Talin's Corner said...

Love the bright colors in this project. Thanks for the tutorial.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Delightful little mug rugs! I love the grid-interfacing idea! Brilliant!

elnorac said...

Absolutely adore these, and I have that interfacing in my stash. Will definitely give 'em a try! Need to go check back on your blog (which I'm following on Bloglovin') to see if you have a Flickr group for all of your tutes, or just the scrapalong. Thanks!

Anna F said...

Love these! They are so cheerful. I really like the size.

KaHolly said...

Cute!! I made some scrappy candle mats to put away for next year's gift giving and they are so sweet! I love working with scraps.

KatieQ said...

I love the rick rack on this mug rug.

sansuey said...

Very clever! I just drew a grid on my interfacing and it was a fun little project! Thank you!


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