Have you ever wanted to make a small quilt project? This little strip pieced mug rug is perfect for using up your scraps and practicing your quilting especially using a walking foot.
Tiny fabric strips Mug Rug tutorial
7″ x 10″
Do you have lots of scraps? Sometimes teeny, tiny pieces? Make a tiny string mug rug with them! Here is a closeup view of a small mug rug that I made. Follow along and I’ll show you how to make it.
A little mug rug is a perfect fast and easy project that makes a perfect gift for a friend or your child’s school teacher. Pair it with a coffee cup from the dollar store and you’ll always have a great gift on hand.
I had some 5 inch charm squares of batik and decided to cut them into ¾ inch strips. I think 1 inch strips would have been easier if you are doing this for the first time..
I also had a fat quarter of this fun fabric with writing on it, I can’t remember who made it and I don’t have a selvage strip…..hmmm…..I wonder if I cut it off. I know my selvage bag is overflowing….might be time to work on a project with them.
I cut the background strips at 6 ½ inches for play room and just started sewing them together. I pressed each seam as I finished it.
Then I trimmed it up to a good mug rug size. My finished piece is 7 x 10. I then added batting and a backing to it and did some straight line quilting to hold it all together. Look back at the closeup photo to see how close I quilted it.
This really makes me think of fall leaves and bonfires! Do you like working with small pieces like this?
I had a batik in my stash that matched pretty good for a binding. You can do double binding or single binding for this tiny string mug rug. If you do single binding just cut your strips 1 ½″ wide, double binding should be 2 ¼″.
For quilting I just used a walking foot and quilted along the edge of the foot for my width.
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