Monday, February 3, 2014

Mug Rug Blog Hop: Day 5

 Welcome back for the fifth day of our Mug Rug Blog Hop! 
Candace from Saltwater Quilts is here today, sharing a ruffled patchwork mug rug made using the Gramercy collection by Kitty Yoshida. We hope you try out her design, and then don't forget to scroll down to the end of the post to find out how to enter for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of fabric!





Hello, my name is Candace and I regularly blog at SaltwaterQuilts.com. I am excited to share a fun mug rug tutorial with you using the fabrics from the Gramercy collection from Benartex. This is a quick and easy project and makes a fun gift.


                        Gramercy Mug Rug
The mug rug measures 9.5" by 9.5" (ruffle included).


Front:  Cut 16 - 2.5" squares
Back and Batting:  Cut 8.5" square

                     
1.  Assemble the top and press the seams flat with a hot iron.  Place the mug rug top on the batting and quilt the two layers together.  Trim the edges and square up the top if needed.


2.  Make the ruffle.  Cut two strips of fabric to equal the length of 64" with a 2.25" width.  Sew the strips together on both ends to make a circle.  Fold the strip in half and press with an iron.  Hand baste stitch around the raw edge with a 1/4" seam allowance.


3.  Pull the stitching tight to create the ruffle.  Tighten it enough to fit the mug rug and spread out the ruffles evenly.  Pin the ruffles to the mug rug top with the raw edges together and the folded edge facing in towards the center.  Pin around the edges and for the corners fold a little extra fabric to ensure square corners.  Machine baste stitch on top of your hand basting to hold the ruffle in place.



4.  Place the backing face down on the front and trim to fit.  Sew the layers together with a 3/8" seam allowance, leaving a 4" gap on one side (noted by the arrows below).  


5.  Trim the corners and turn inside out.  Press the layers with an iron and hand stitch the opening closed.
Gramercy Mug Rug



That's it! The ruffle really adds a nice extra touch, doesn't it? 

Thanks Candace!

For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Benartex or Kanvas fabric, simply sign up to follow this blog, either through Bloglovin' (or another blog reader service) or email (both options are in the right hand sidebar) and leave a comment letting us know you follow. In your comment, also tell us if you've ever made ruffles before. Leave a second comment and receive a second entry by following us on Facebook and letting us know. This giveaway is open through Friday, February 7 at 11:59 PM EST. 

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 4: Benartex Design Team featuring Puppy Love and Smooches
Day 6: Julie from The Crafty Quilter featuring Sweet Tweet






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141 comments:

  1. Love the ruffles! Very cute mug rug.

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  2. Yes. I have made an apron. I have the fabric and pattern to make a new one. I just need to do it! Cute mug rug with the ruffle.

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  3. I follow via GFC and email. I have sewn a couple of aprons for my sisters. Might be time to make some more! And a mug rug too -- the ruffled one is very cute and I love the fabrics used!

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  4. I follow via GFC and email.I haven´t made ruffles!

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  5. Gorgeous mug rug and fabrics.I like you on facebook.Thanks!!

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  6. I get your blog by email. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric!

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  7. I have never made an apron, but I am hoping to soon!

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  8. I really love the added ruffle on this mug rug. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love the ruffle!!
    GFC and email follower!

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  10. I follow with email and GFC. I have made ruffles before, on a skirt. I love the mug rug with the ruffle, something I would not have thought to do.

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  11. I follow you on bloglovin' . I've never made a mug rug and I think it would awesome thing to do and have.

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  12. I follow this blog by email. I have made ruffles before, but never really enjoyed doing it!

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  13. This is adorable with ruffles! Never thought to do this although I have made ruffles long ago. I follow via email and bloglovin.

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  14. Never made a ruffle for a quilt issue, I will give it a try ;-)

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  15. I follow by email and bloglovin. Thanks for the chance!

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  16. Good tutorial! Yes I have made many ruffles. I have granddaughters! I follow by e-mail.

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  17. Follow via Bloglovin. I have done ruffles. Love them in this mug rug!!

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  18. I've made ruffles many times for various projects, such as pillows. I follow by email. Thanks.

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  19. I follow via Bloglovin. I've never tried making ruffles yet, but they do look lovely!

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  20. I follow on email (illusions@rainierconnect.com) Love ruffles, not crazy about making them! Gayle Pulley

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  21. I follow you on Bloglovin'. I have never tried making ruffles....guess I'm a bit chicken, lol. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. That is just the cutest little mug rug. That ruffle is wonderful. I have made many ruffles having raised 3 daughters and now have a new granddaughter. What fun!

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  23. I follow by email. I have made ruffles many times - the most recent for pillow shams for my bedroom.

    Thanks.

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  24. I follow by email. I have made ruffles on pillows before and didn't really do a great job so have skipped them most of the time. i love the ruffle on the mug rug though. i might have to try it again.

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  25. Awww... I love those ruffles and you make it look so simple too! I guess you can tell that I've never made ruffles before... but you have inspired me to try it and a mug rug is small enough!! Thanks!!

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  26. I am following you via email and Bloglovin' - thanks again!! The fabric you used for your mug rug is very sweet!!

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  27. I follow by email and bloglovin. I have made ruffles when I did a bed skirt for a crib. They really add to things

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  28. I am a follower through bloglovin' and I've never done ruffles before. Love the mug rugs, very cute!

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  29. I follow via bloglovin and email. I've made tons of ruffles, and always machine baste the running stitch. It's so easy! It does add a cute look to the mug rug.

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  30. I follow Benartex on Facebook, too.

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  31. pramuditahandaristi @ gmail . com

    I am following on bloglovin' and no, I have not ever made ruffles

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  32. I follow Benartex on facebook
    pramuditahandaristi @ gmail . com

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  33. I follow on Bloglovin. I've made ruffles tons of times with different methods. I have a love/hate relationship with them. thriftstorecrafter@yahoo.com

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  34. I am an email follower. thanks so much for sharing. Love the ruffles, but haven't made them for years...

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  35. I follow via email.
    I have made ruffles before for pillows.

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  36. I follow via email. I just recently made some ruffles and love this cute little mug rug.

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  37. I made my first Quilt for my granddaughters nursery 4 yrs ago and I did handmade ruffles , whoa ! I didnt know what I was doing, I put them on before sending it to the quilter, big mistake. But everyone was impressed with my ruffles, I did the quilt in Lilly and Will pink and browns, its gorgeous, but I had to hand pick where the ruffles didnt go into the quilting. The Quilter should have been kind enough to have me remove them before quilting, so I want us her again now I have a bit more knowledge on quilting

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  38. Love your mug rug! I follow by e-mail. Thanks for the chance to win

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON FB
    jldouglas@wispwest.ne 19kelly71

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  40. I also follow on Facebook. I have never done ruffles before. Thanks!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. HI, I follow you on Blog lovin' !
    We have 2 daughters>I've sewed lots of Ruffles!
    Thanks for sharing a great giveaway!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  43. Hi! I follow you on bloglovin. I love your blog. So many great ideas. I love today's mug rug. i am definitely going to make it. i did ruffles years ago when i made one of my first dresses and I made dresser tops so the ruffle showed around the edge of the glass. but i haven't made them in YEARS. This will be a great challenge for me. Thank you for a chance to win this lovely fabric.

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  44. I follow your blog through Bloglovin for awhile now. I've never made ruffles, but may give it a try with this tutorial, seems so easy. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  45. I follow via email. I like the look of the ruffle on the mug rug. I've made ruffles before for pillows. Thanks for the giveawaynd for all of the great tutorials.

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  46. I already like your Facebook page.

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  47. I follow via email. Love the ruffled mug rug! I've made ruffles for little girl's dresses. Sometimes LOTS of ruffles. I usually use the machine and sew two rows of basting stiches to gather the ruffles, rather than hand stitching the gather row.

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  48. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. I have sewn ruffles before, but it was decades ago when I used to make most of my clothes. Thanks for the tutorial & the chance to win.

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  49. I also follow on FB - thanks again.

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  50. Cute mug rug! I have made ruffles before, but never on a mug rug. I follow on Bloglovin.

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  51. I also follow on FB. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I have made ruffles before...Halloween costumes!

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  53. I've sewn ruffles for clothing I've made for myself and my little girl (years ago). I follow on email.

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  54. I follow on Facebook. I remember sewing an apron with ruffles for a 4-H project.

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  55. I folloow via e-mail. I was into garment construction and heirloom sewing before I got into quilting, so yes, I have done lots and lots of ruffles.

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  56. I follow on bloglovin and I made a sewing machine cover with ruffles.

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  57. I get your e-mails. I have done ruffles before, but not as big as those.

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  58. Very cute mug rug. I like the addition of the ruffles.
    Yes, I have made ruffles quite a bit in the past. Funny thing is I have the expensive Viking ruffle foot but using the zig zag over dental floss is quicker than it is to put my ruffler foot onto my machine so I make them that way most often if it is just regular rufflers. If making other types like knife pleats then I do use the foot as it makes those so much easier.

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    1. I'm sorry, I neglected to add to my comment above that I am a follower on Bloglovin' as well as via email.

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  59. I follow sewinlove on bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  60. I am already a follower of yours on Facebook as well.

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  61. Following with bloglovin'. I have made ruffles, but not very recently.

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  62. I follow Benartex on facebook. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  63. I've made many a ruffle in my day lol. My favorite method is to zig zag stitch over a button thread and then pull to tighten. they just come out so much more even

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  64. I follow via email. I've never made a ruffle before. This cute Mug Rug looks like an easy way to start. Thanks!!

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  65. Love the ruffles! Yes, I have made many ruffles for bedding and children's clothing. I am an feedly follower.

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  66. I follow using Blogger. I only made ruffles for clothing, never for quilts.

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  67. And I "like" Benartex on Facebook!

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  68. I've never made ruffles with fabric before, but I made them with crepe paper once. LOL I follow by email.

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  69. I follow you on Bloglovin, and have never attempted to make ruffles!

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  70. I follow on FB (Deborah Gunthorpe)

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  71. I follow through Bloglovin'. I have made ruffles in the past, for skirts and blouses, but never thought about adding them to the edge of a quilt or mug rug!
    Sandy A

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  72. I follow you with Bloglovin'. I'm an experienced ruffler, but I must admit I never thought of stitching the ruffle basting by hand - what a GREAT idea, and I will try it!

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  73. I follow through Bloglovin. Thanks, Kathy

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  74. I follow on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.

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  75. I follow via email. I have made ruffles a very long time ago!

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  76. I follow by email. Yes I have made ruffles many times.

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  77. I follow you on Bloglovin'. Sadly, I've never made ruffles before, but your tutorial makes look easy so I see a ruffled mug rug in my near future.

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  78. I follow you on FB. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. I'm already a Follower thru Bloglovin & email :)

    I have made ruffles...mostly on daughters clthes when she as little...and have now added ruffles to my Grangirlie's clothes too....and pillows for her room!

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  80. I have made ruffles before but on clothing not a quilt. Love the little mug rug. Just might have to add a ruffle to my next quilt. I am a new follower.

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  81. I get your entails, am a Facebook follower, and get the preview pack. The only ruffle I have ever made was the demo before I bought my serger. They scare me...

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  82. I signed up by email! I have made ruffles before for a dress... it takes some practice!
    Heather
    hbrooke_ski (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  83. Love those ruffles! The last time I made ruffles was for Christmas ornaments, while watching Arsenio Hall's late night talk show...circa 1987?

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    1. Forgot to add that I follow via email (wordygirl at earthlink dot net)

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  84. I follow your blog with RssConnect :)

    Susanne

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  85. Yes I have made ruffles many times before for clothes or pillows, but not for quilt projects. This one looks cute. I follow on bloglovin.

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  86. I also follow on Facebook! Thanks for the giveaways!

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  87. Yes, I have made ruffles. I'd make this a bit bigger into a rectangle

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  88. I love the ruffle idea. I follow on Bloglovin.

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  89. I follow via email, and have done ruffles only a couple of times... this is so cute I think I need to do it more often!!

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  90. I've made ruffles before, but never by hand - I just use the biggest stitch on my sewing machine. I usually make two rows of stitches, they're easier to gather and keep the ruffle even. Cute girly mug rug!

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  91. Because of this wonderful Mug Rug blog, I signed up to follow you via Bloglovin. I did make a ruffled pillow edge once - about 40 years ago! This is cute. Thanks.

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  92. I follow you on Bloglovin and I've made numerous things through the years with ruffles. I like the ruffles on the mug rug! Cute!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  93. I follow you via FB too!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  94. I am a Bloglovin follower! As a new quilter I haven't made ruffles yet but I think I will now. The ruffles do give the mug rug a nice touch. Thank you!

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  95. I follow you on Bloglovin, and I've made ruffles before, but never on a mug rug. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  96. I also follow you on Facebook. Thanks again.

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  97. I follow via RSS Feeds. I've never made a ruffle before. Thanks for showing me how it's done.

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  98. I follow with Feedly. I haven't made ruffles in a long time.

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  99. It's been a long time since I've made ruffles. I used to make ruffles on my daughter's dresses when she was small. I want to put some ruffles on a quilt, now!

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  100. I follow on bloglovin. I have made ruffle a few times for pillow seams.

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  101. I follow you on Bloglovin! I have a Twitter account, but don't use it anymore. And this mug rug is absolutely ADORABLE!

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  102. I have unsuccessfully made ruffled in the distant past. I follow you on Bloglovin'.

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  103. I am already a follower via Bloglovin. I've made ruffles quite a few times. :)

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  104. I like you on Facebook, too. Adorable mug rug!

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  105. I follow you, and I love making ruffles with my ruffle foot

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  106. I love the ruffle binding but have never made it.

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  107. I follow your blog with blog lovin.' I have made ruffles before to pillows - and I do always struggle with the corners.

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