Selvage Mug Rug tutoral
Are you looking for a fast and easy quilt project or gift to give someone? A little selvage mug rug is the perfect thing to make so make plenty! Keep some cute coffee cups from the Dollar Store and cookies or a treat so you'll always have a quick gift if needed. If you don't have any selvage pieces just use some of your fabric scraps cut into 1 inch or 1 ½" strips.
First thing to do:
Pull out your selvage pieces, if you are like me.....you'll have plenty. I try to keep them neat which means when I have new ones I just put them on top of my container until I have time to put them in the box neatly. I even keep all of my ribbons from fabric bundles which can be used for pillows!I decided to make a selvage mug rug in some peaches and greens.Add your selvage strips to a muslin foundation piece. Cut a piece of muslin 6" x 9" or if you like bigger - cut the size you like. Add your strips, I usually sew right along the edge of the selvage strip and overlap about ¼" when I add the next strip.
Oops....I goofed! I forgot to put a piece of 6" x 9" batting on top of the foundation fabric! Normally I do that and make a "quilt as you go" sandwich like these batik placemats. No big deal, I'll go to plan B!
Something I wish I had done differently - see the green selvage on the bottom that says "Quilt with Kids" - I should have used that a little higher in the selvage mug rug and maybe just used a strip of fabric without a selvage edge as this doesn't show when the mug rug is done.
I found a lime green fat quarter in my stash that I could use for the backing. I cut the batting 6" x 9" and the backing just a little bigger.
Lay your selvage mug rug right side UP on your table, place the backing right side DOWN on top of it and then add the batting.
Sew with about a ¼" seam allowance and make sure you leave an opening to turn it right side out.
Trim tthe backing and corners, I leave a little extra backing on the section that is the opening. Backstitch at the opening.
Turn it right side out, press and top stitch to close the opening.Stitch across some the selvage rows to give your scrappy selvage mug rug a quilted look.
I went ahead and put all of the other selvage scrap pieces away on the bottom shelf that hides behind my DIY sliding design wall. Do you realize how many mug rugs I could probably make!
I didn't have any cookies to put on my mug rug but I always have coffee!
A yellow mug looks cute too! I pick up mugs like these from Dollar Tree all the time.
Have you made any selvage mug rugs? You know I always resize my photos in Photoshop and sometimes I play. Want to see other colors of mug rugs? Wouldn't it be fun to have all of them made up with matching coffee cups!
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