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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
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.
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.
Wrap It Up
Add your Mom’s favorite tea, coffee or a new cup to the ensemble.
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.
My Craft Table
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Here are some of the supplies I used for Mother’s Day Special.