We're so glad you joined us for day four of the Mug Rug Blog Hop. Today we're getting a head start on Valentine's Day with some sweet heart-shaped mug rugs. Our design team used two Kanvas lines: Smooches by Greta Lynn and Puppy Love. Don't miss your chance at the end of the post to find out how to enter for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of fabric!
Grab a mug and pull out those valentine chocolates!
It's time to make a mug rug!
- 2-4 fat quarters of valentine prints (will make 2-4 mug rugs)
- 9" square of batting per mug rug
- Pinking shears
Smooches and Puppy Love: We <3 these prints!
Click here to download the pdf of the heart templates.
Make the Mug Rugs:
Print out the pdf with the heart templates and choose which size hearts you want to use. We used the largest, the 3rd largest, and the smallest on one mug rug, and the largest and 2nd largest on the second mug rug. Cut out the heart templates you want to use.
Cut two squares of fabric 2" larger than your largest heart. This will be the back and the background of the mug rug. Cut a batting square the same size. Layer the backing fabric, batting, and background fabric right side up.
Pin the cut out heart template on top.
Stitch around the outer edge of the paper heart. Use a walking foot for easier sewing. Remove the paper heart.
Using a pinking shears, cut out 1/4" past the stitched line.
Choose your second heart fabric and heart template size, cut out a fabric square 2" larger than the template, and pin the template to the fabric. Cut out just past the template with the pinking shears.
Position the medium-sized heart on the quilted large heart, center and pin. Stitch 1/4" inside the pinked edge to secure to the background. Repeat to make and sew on the small heart.
The back side:
Here's our second mug rug, made in the same manner.
Cute, aren't they?! Perfect for spreading a little love for Valentine's Day!
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Make sure you check out all the Mug Rug tutorials!
Day 1: Benartex Design Team featuring Bohemian Rhapsody
Day 2: Debby Kratovil from Debby Kratovil Quilts featuring Fossil Ferns
Day 3: Stitched Together Studios featuring Shaken or Stirred
Day 5: Candace from Saltwater Quilts featuring Gramercy
Day 6: Julie from The Crafty Quilter featuring Sweet Tweet