Handmade for Mother's Day - Three Quick and Easy Ideas

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Handmade for Mom

If your Mom put your artwork on the refrigerator, she’ll love this. And we’re giving away the pattern (see below). Here’s a simple mug rug that’ll make her smile every morning. Even if you’re not an expert quilter, these easy instructions will allow you to create a gift she’ll appreciate every day.

What You Need

  • One: 8.5 in. x 10.5 in. piece of backing (any material will work)

  • One: 8.5 in. x 10.5 in. piece of batting

  • One: 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. piece of facing to back the sentiment (optional)

  • One: print of the Mother’s day sentiment ( free download here)

  • One: 8.5 in. x 11 in. piece of fabric paper (to make your own fabric paper click here)

  • One: 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. block of material

  • Four: 1.5 in. x 8.5 in. pieces of contrasting border material

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What You’ll Do

  • Print the free sentiment on fabric paper, (prepare per instructions with fabric paper packaging), trim to 4.5 in x 6.5 in (trim lines on pattern), iron on facing if desired.

    NOTES for quilting:

    • seams should be .25 in

    • press seams to the outside of the block (not open)

    • no need to lock any seams that are going to be sewn over

    • trim off excess material as you go

  • Sew the the sentiment and the 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. pieces together.

  • Sew the two of the contrasting border pieces to the top and bottom.

  • Sew the remaining two contrasting border pieces to the right and left side.

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Finishing Up

If you’re a quilter, pick your favorite binding method. If you haven’t quilted before, try a self binding.

  • Place the right sides of the front and back together and put the batting on top.

  • Square off the pieces in a stack if necessary.

  • Sew three sides and some, but not all, of the fourth together.

  • Turn the piece through the un-sewn opening in the fourth side and hand tuck in the seam allowance.

  • Top stitch the edges, go slowly and evenly as this will show.

  • Quilt the piece by stitching in the “ditch” (the seams of the fabric pieces) or sew in a free style over the piece.

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Wrap It Up

Add your Mom’s favorite tea, coffee or a new cup to the ensemble.

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Two More Ideas for Our Mother’s Day Sentiment

Follow our tutorial on creating a simple mixed media mini canvas; it’s an easy way to involve your children in the joy of creating and giving. When you are purchasing the canvas, be sure it is at least 4 in. x 5 in. or larger to accommodate the pattern.

Or print out the pattern and add it to a multi-picture frame for family memories. Add a hand-written family recipe for flare, if you like.

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Here are some of the supplies I used for Mother’s Day Special.

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