Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mystery Project 3 {Orange Peel Mug Rug}

Hi there! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Today I am back to share my final March Mystery Project! :)  Oh and guess what?  We have April's Mystery Project Bundle listed in the shop! Go here for details!  

For the last project, I decided to make a fun Orange Peel Mug Rug! I have always loved orange peel quilts.  They are so beautiful, and it is one quilt that is on my quilt bucket list! Right now, I don't have the time to dive into an Orange Peel quilt (one day I will, I hope!), so I thought I would make a small mug rug instead for some instant Orange Peel gratification! ;)

mug rug tutorial

I love how it turned out! It's so delicate, and simple.  I quilted it rather simply, by just going around the petals, and then doing a small border a 1/4" from the blue border. I don't really use my mug rugs for their real purpose (mostly), but rather I place them here and there in my house, where I need a little color and fun! 

This mug rug's home will be in a windowpane above my entry table, along with my Fresh Cut Flowers runner, and a simple Fresh Cut banner.  

The great thing about this simple project is that it was done in less than an hour.  I love projects like that. So simple and so gratifying. 

Alright, grab the rest of your bundle and let's get started! 


Template - download HERE (I used the large petal)

1  - 7.5" x 8" piece of background fabric (print 1)
1 - 9.5" x 10" piece of background fabric (print 1) (for the backing)
1 - 9.5" x 10" piece of batting
1 - 5" x 10" of print 2 (pink floral)
2 - 1.5" x 8" strips of print 6 (blue floral)
2 - 1.5" x 9.5" strips of print 6 (blue floral
Fusible Web - 5" x 10" piece

Step 1: Iron some fusible web to a 8" x 5" strip of your pink floral print. Then trace your petal template four times, and then cut out the petals.

Step 2: Place petals in the center of the 7.5" x 8" piece of background fabric, and then iron on.

Step 3: Add your blue floral border.  Take your 1.5" x 8" strips and sew one onto the top and the bottom.  Press.

Step 4: Now take your 1.5" x 9.5" strips and sew one onto the left and right side.

Step 5: Now take your batting and lay it down first, then take your backing and lay it right side up, right on top of the batting.  Then lay your front layer right sides down on your batting.

Step 6: Pin all the way around and then sew a 1/4" all the way around, leaving about a 2" opening on one side. 

Step 7: Clip your corners, then flip right side out.

Step 8: Iron, and then carefully tuck your opening in, and iron and then you will sew around the mug rug a little less than 1/4" from the edge.

And that's it! You have a lovely little mug rug! 

I really love to make my mug rug's this way, (without sewing on the binding) because it can be difficult to sew binding on such a small piece.  It's also a lot quicker.  If you haven't tried this method before, I would encourage you to try it! You may like it! ;)

That's it for March's Mystery Projects! I hope you'll join me for April! I have some fun things in store! Hint: it includes a zipper and hexies!!

Talk to you soon,

1 comment:

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

Super cute, Lindsey! I'm loving all of these little projects. :)

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