This mug rug / hot pad is larger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat and perfect for a cup and snack to fit on. The project is a sewing project that can be sewn by hand or with a sewing machine and is a great project to learn the basics of quilt piecing and various types of quilt stitching on a small scale. There are four five-inch squares folded into half-square triangles that will be stitched onto the four corners of a 10-inch square which creates a diamond shape in the center. The steps to complete include the tacking of the four half-square triangles into place so they align with the four corners of the ten-inch square, then this will be sewn face to face with the backing and batting around all four sides. Once sewn all around, there is a small opening in the center of the backing to turn the project right side out. The opening will be closed with a “Hand made with love” ribbon that has a fabric adhesive backing.
The kit comes pre-cut and pre-assembled ready for stitching together! All you need are your sewing notions – needle, thread, scissors, pin cushion, pins, and optional needle threader and thimbles. Another option is to use an embroidery needle and embroidery thread, as well as a quilting hoop (recommend 6″ size) to perform some quilting stitches to finish.
Choose the fabric type you would like from the following options and indicate in the order notes which one of the options you want, or call to inquire about other fabric options:
- Halloween mug rug – Includes a black sky background, orange pumpkins wearing black witch hats, flying bats and small black spiders hanging from a thin white web. This will be bordered by four 1/2 square triangles in each corner and have a thermal batting and black cotton backing.
- Christmas mug rug – Includes a black background, red and green poinsettias and red holly berries. This will be bordered by four 1/2 square triangles in each corner and have a thermal batting and black cotton backing.
- Coffee theme mug rug – Includes a black background covered with magenta pink, tan and white coffee cups and writing. This will be bordered by four 1/2 square triangles in each corner and have a thermal batting and black cotton backing.
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