45 Minute Mug Rug Tutorial
Hello! Kelly Nagel here! As a full-time mom (is there any other kind?) and working full-time, sometimes I just want to do a quick project. That is what happened the other day. I had a ton of other things I could work on (should be working on), but sometimes you just want something that you can start and finish in under an hour. I also wanted something bright and cheery for my space at work, which is a cubicle with drab grey/blue walls, so I made this 45 Minute Mug Rug.
It is so easy and I really did make it in 45 minutes. Here’s how:
I started with a pile of bright batik scraps and some Sulky Fuse ‘n Stitch.
Next, I fused the Sulky Fuse ‘n Stitch to the back of several pieces of fabric. I didn’t worry too much about the sizes. I decided to make the the width 8” since that is the width of the roll of Fuse ‘n Stitch that I happen to have on my shelf.
After this, I folded the pieces in half lengthwise, ironed them and played with the strips until I got them lined up the way I liked.
Once I was satisfied with the order, I took them to my sewing machine, sewed them together and around all four sides with Sulky Polylite thread.
I decided I wanted to dress it up a little more, so I added some decorative stitching along the fold lines. I picked stitches that I knew would look good with the variegated Sulky Polylite thread I had chosen.
Once I was happy with how the front looked, I used Sulky KK 2000 to put a piece of hand dyed fabric on the back.
Finally, I sewed on the binding and here it is! Grab a cup of coffee along with some cookies and enjoy your little creation.