I have just loved making these Mug Rugs. I have made several in the last week or so. They are so easy and I can use my scraps, always a plus. I never throw away any of my scraps and love getting scraps from others.
I use fusible Bosal Craf-Tex (this comes in all sorts of forms: place mats, circles, or yardage) to make my 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ mug rugs. I first cut two pieces… 1- 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ and 1- 5″ x 7″. I then make a pieced bit of your own making; for the top of the mug rug. I then size it down so that there is about 1/2″ on all sides.Then you go all around the edge and iron it down. Mitering the corners. You will do this to the both the top piece and back piece. You will have a top piece and a back or bottom piece. The top will be ever so slightly smaller then the bottom. I use a decorative stitch to secure them together. You will also, iron them together and the fusible will help hold it while you sew it together, be mindful of the corners. you want your miter corners to show nicely.
Have fun!! You really can use anything for the center, left over batting would work just as well; I use what is on hand. These can be made with any size scraps, strips, whole cloth piece, UFO blocks, ……you get to decide. I make mine a universally consistent size, but this too, can be up to you. If you have the really big mugs you might want the size of the Mug Rug to be much larger; or visa versa you might have dainty tea cups in which you might want a smaller Mug Rug.
Just always remember to have fun and there is no wrong way to make these. I would love to see what you come up with; you can share with me on Instagram.
Until next…………Spring is almost here embrace the seasonal change.