Merry Mug Rug TUTORIAL

Today I’m joining Jennifer from Ellison Lane on the Merry Mug Rugs blog hop! She’s got a great line up of talented sewists full of fun holiday ideas. I’m generally not a huge mug rug person, but I’ve found A. People love them! B. Most mug rug tutorials can easily become potholder tutorials. C. They make fast, easy & fun gifts! If you need more holiday gift decoration and gift ideas, check out all my other tutorials!

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We are going to make this fun little mug rug with buttons!

 

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Let’s get started!
1. Supplies: You need two pieces that are about 10×10″. I used leftover pieces from a layer cake. You’ll also need a 12×12″ piece of batting. And 30″ of binding; I used a scrap!

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2. Prep the Sandwich: Make the quilt sandwich. I pressed the pieces to the batting in lieu of pinning.

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3. Quilting: Quilt the background. I did pebbles that looked like snowballs. You could also straightline quilt. Anything goes!

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4. Trimming: Trim the piece to 8×8″.

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5. Binding: Bind the mug rug. This is a great opportunity to use a piece of scrap binding.

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6. Marking the Tree: Mark 1 1/4″ in from the sides and 1 1/2″ from the bottom on each side.

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Mark a dotted center line of the tree as well. Make sure you just do small marks that you can cover with buttons. Remember, these are just a guide.

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It should look something like this. I placed a button on the point so you can see them.

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7. Place the Buttons: Start placing the buttons. I glued them in place with plans to go back and sew them!

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I used as many greens as I had mixed with bright colors.

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Enjoy!

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xo LC

7 thoughts on “Merry Mug Rug TUTORIAL

  1. Thanks SO much for being part of the hop Lee. Your button tree is so cute! Merry Christmas friend!

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