Friday, March 13, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial

If it wasn't for Baby Girl's St Patrick's Day Outfit and the mini quilt theme for the Tucson Modern Quilt Guild's show and tell for this month, I probably would not have created this incredibly fun mug rug! And then, would never have thought how fun it would be to have a tutorial for you all to create one yourselves!

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial


It's a great scrap buster too, just like most mug rugs. Though you still need bits big enough for the whole piece. You can use whatever printable shapes you want!

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial


What you need:
2 (9"x7") pieces of main fabric for front and back
2 square pieces big enough for your shape facing
1 printed shape your desired size
1-2 pieces for the inside of the shape (I used one piece about the same size as my main)
about 1/8th yard for the binding
batting

Trace your shapes on the facing pieces (here are some outlined shamrocks on google). Place them on your main front piece and arrange however you like. Pin Make sure you have the right sides together. I just used muslin for the facing.
Sew along your drawn line.

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial


cut out the shape, making sure not to clip your seam, trimming points and snipping curves.

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial

Turn the facing to the wrong side of the main piece. I used a super dull lead pencil, I imagine it would be much easier with a turning tool.

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial

pin. Top stitch down. (you can assemble your sandwich before you topstitch so you are going over it less)

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial

Sandwich your mug rug. First lay the backing right side down, place the batting on top, the top right side up with the cutout over your shape inside fabric (don't want any batting showing through those cut outs!

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial

baste around the outer edge to help hold it in place. Quilt however you feel. I just doubled over my top stitching.

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial

Admire the back and trim off the excess.

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial


bind.

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial


Enjoy with your favorite coffee or tea! Don't worry, mine is just regular coffee! ;)

The Berry Bunch: Happy St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cut Out Mug Rug Tutorial

What shape would use use to create a cut-out mug rug?