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Today I am sharing a mug rug that is a perfect gift to give for Galentine’s Day! What is Galentine’s Day? It is celebrated on February 13th and is all about female friendship. Celebrate with your best girlfriends and share this Galentine’s Day Mug Rug tutorial.
I just received my first Island Batik ambassador box the other day and there were 5 beautiful fat quarters of fabric that could be used to make a Galentine’s Day mug rug or postcard. I had some batiks leftover from other Island Batik projects that I made last year and I went ahead and made up my little Galentine’s Day mug rug and tutorial early. I have links below for the other quilt projects I made with the Cherry Berry collection.
This is our first project to share as a Island Batik Ambassador this year. It is going to be so much fun to see all of the beautiful Galentine’s Day mug rugs and postcards!
Be sure and take a peek at my Galentine’s Day Mug Rug tutorial that I made last year. I even have a cute little free printable card you can download!
Galentine’s Day Mug Rug Tutorial
6 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
I used my AccuQuilt GO! 6″ Qube and new AccuQuilt GO! 6″ Qube Angle Companion dies to make my Galentine’s Day mug rug but it could easily be made without them.If you have the AccuQuilt 6″ Qube dies, you will use the following:
- #55705 – 1 1/2″ Finished Half Square Triangle
- #55702 – Square 2″ (1 1/2″ finished)
- #55758 – Kite center 3″ finished square
Rotary Cutting Directions
- Cut 3 – 2″ squares
- Cut 3 – 2 7/8″ squares – then cut diagonally for your half square triangles
- Cut 1 each of Triangle in a Square sides
- Cut 2 – 2″ squares
- Cut 2 – 2 7/8″ squares – then cut diagonally for your half square triangles
- Cut 1 – 2″ squares
- Cut 1 – 2 7/8″ square – then cut diagonally for your half square triangles
- Cut 1 – Kite center
I have included a downloadable file with the templates for the Kite block – Galentines Mug Rug Templates
The following diagrams will help you piece the blocks for the Galentine’s Day mug rug.
Use a 1/4″ seam allowance and press your seam open.
Your block will be 6 1/2″ square.
I added a 3″ x 6 1/2″ piece of neutral to the left side where my coffee or wine will go. I didn’t take a photo but I also added a 2″ strip to the right side.
I used my Aurifil threads for my free-motion quilting that I do on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine. I’m getting low on a couple colors. The neutral I used for the background is actually a very light pink #2405. The orange spools are cotton 50WT and the pink is a cotton 40WT. Both weights of thread worked great for my quilting.
After the quilting I trimmed my Galentine’s Day mug rug to 6 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ and added my binding. Mug rugs can be any size.
This is the background I used for my Galentine’s Day mug rug, it is the same one I used on my mug rug last year. Last year I used it to make a cute little thread basket for my Aurifil threads.
This little Galentine’s Day mug rug is also perfect for Valentine’s Day. I’ll use the new batiks for another project.
Mug Rugs are perfect for wine!
If you don’t drink coffee think about using a mug rug for….wine. I hope you have enjoyed this Galentine’s Day Mug Rug Tutorial!
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Sorry to hear about Mr. Micky. He had a very good and happy time with you. Love your tutorials and patterns. Thank you!
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Mickey. I have loved and lost and grieved over so many animals in my life. It never gets any easier.
I do love all the things you send in your emails and I am getting bolder making my quilts and other items you post for us to look at.
And I have managed to sell some of them online. Yippee.
So thoughts and prayers are with you.
I would never have thought of a Galentines Day mug rug but seeing it makes me want to make one for all my special “gal friends”.
The colours are gorgeous and I can’t wait to cut the shapes and make the first batch.
Thanks for sharing this tutorial.
Hadn’t heard of Galentine’s but sounds like a plan with this lovely flower! Thanks!
My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope you find comfort in knowing that Mr. Mickey has been and always will be loved.
I’m so very sorry about Mickey. My heart goes out to you and family. It’s so hard to lose a furbaby. Hugs my dear.
Wishing you much love and support as you go through this with Micky.
The very first quilt pattern I ever saved was from 1 of the ladies’s magazines in the 80’s and was this pattern. Love it! I may make a name tag out of this block for guild meetings. Thank you!
Connie–this is so pretty! Your thread choices had me salivating! Of course, you had me first at batiks, next at Aurifil, and lastly at the “almost” bride bouquet block–one of my favorite blocks but not super easy to construct.
I do love your version of the mug rug. A lovely traditional type block and just so perfect.
So sweet. Is it ok to put the coffee next to the wine…. or do I need to make two of these? 😉 xx
That is lovely and would make a great Galentine’s gift.
Very pretty mug rug!
Very cute, Connie. Thanks for the tute.
You caught my eye with Galentine’s Day for sure. I thought you had misspelled it. Love the mug rug and the new holiday. Although it’s not so new when I see you celebrated it last year too. I missed it, but I’m all caught up now.