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Coffee Cup Mug Rug

There is nothing better on a cold winters evening than sitting down with a nice hot cuppa. What every cuppa needs is an amazing mug rug to go with it. This is a great quick and easy project for any sewer. Add a matching mug and this project is a great last minute gift idea, Mothers Day, Christmas or that forgotten birthday.

Requirements

Printed Template

10″ block of backing fabric

10″ block of batting

Scraps quilting cotton

A neutral sewing thread for construction

(1m) 25mm Bias Binding

General sewing supplies including pins, O foot, F Foot, Rotary Cutter, Quilting Ruler, Scissors, Hand sewing needles.

Firstly, you will need to print out the template for this project. When printing the template make sure that the block is a 5 3/4″ block, you will need to add a 1/4″ seam allowance around the edge of the block. Make sure you draw this in so you don’t forget about it at the end.

Template

I found that i like to print of a second copy of the template so I can colour in the making areas before I start sewing. This helps to keep track of the fabric combinations, especially if you are new to the technique of Paper Piecing.

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Next you will need to work out the fabric combinations which you wish to use. If you have chosen not to used scraps of quilting cotton, when you will need to cut the fabric in to manageable pieces.

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On the reverse side of the pattern, line up piece 1 (background) and piece 2 (handle) with right sides facing each other. Make sure the pieces of fabric are stacked so that the background piece is up against the paper.

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Now turn the stack over so that you have the printed side facing up, go to your sewing machine and thread your machine with the neutral thread. Attach the F foot to your sewing machine and choose a straight stitch with the needle in the center position. Stitch down the line between piece 1 and piece 2, remembering to reverse at the beginning and at the end to prevent the stitches coming undone.

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Now, you will need to turn the stack back over. Open out the two pieces of fabric so that both rights sides are facing you and press with the iron.

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Now, pick up the third piece of fabric, which will be the next piece of the handle fabric.  Lay the third piece down over the top of the previous two pieces. Make sure that the third piece is over lapping the line above sections 1 and 2.

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Next you will need to turn the stack over so that you have the printed side facing up. Make sure the the new piece of fabric is still over lapping the line. Straight stitch along the line at the bottom of the third block of fabric. It is also the line that is at the top of the first two blocks. Once you have finished stitching the line it will look like you have stitched the letter T.

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Trim any extra fabric back away from the line that you just stitched. But you do want to leave enough fabric so that you have a 1/4″ seam. Now you will need to turn the last piece of fabric back over so that it is facing up and press with the iron.

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Now lay the next fabric colour down over the top of the stack of fabric. In this step the fabric colour is 4 which is a back ground colour. Make sure the fabric stack is facing the right side to right side.

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Turn the stack over so that you have the printed side facing up. Straight stitch along the line that is between section 3 and 4. Turn the stack over so that you can see the fabric and trim any extra fabric off so that you have a 1/4″ seam, open out the fabric that you just stitched into place so that all the right sides are facing and press with an iron.

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Lay the next piece of fabric down over the top of the stack, making sure that all right sides are facing each other. For this section you will need the fabric to match the handle. Remember to leave enough room to over lap the stitch line.

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Turn the stack back over and trim back any extra fabric to the seam allowance.

Turn the fabric back so that the right side is facing up and press with an iron.

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One the reserve side of the paper pattern, line up fabric piece 6. Lay the fabric right side down on the stack. Make sure the new piece of fabric (cup) is facing right side to right side.

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Turn the stack over so that you have the printed side facing up. Straight stitch along handle (that you just created) and the main area of the cup.

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On the reverse side of the paper pattern, line up the fabric piece 7, which is a background piece and lay it down right side to right side on top of the stack. Position the piece so that it is stacked over the last handle piece.

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Now you can turn the fabric back so that the right side is facing up and press with an iron.

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Now you will need to line up the next piece of fabric, which will be piece 8 (a background) and lay it down over the top of the stack. Position the piece so that it is stacked right side to right side over the cup section.

Turn the stack over so that you have the printed side facing up. Straight stitch along the straight line located on the left hand corner of the cup.

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On the reverse side of the paper pattern, line up fabric piece 9 (background) and lay it down over the top of the stack. Position piece 9 so that it is stacked right side to right side over the side of the cup.

Turn the stack over so that you have the printed side facing up. Straight stitch along the straight line located on the left hand side of the main part of the cup.

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On the reverse of the paper pattern, line up the fabric piece 10 (Background) and lay it down over the top of the stack. Position the piece so that the fabrics are stacked right side to right side over the top of the cup.

Turn the stack over so that you have the printed side facing up. Straight stitch along the straight line located on the top of the main part of the cup.

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Turn the fabric over so that the right side is facing and press with an iron.

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Finish off the template by completing the same sets for piece 11, 12 and 13.

Once you have completed all press with an iron. Trim the fabric and the paper back to the 1/4″ seam that you created at the beginning of the tutorial.

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This is the end result that you will be looking for. Now, what you will need to do is turn the block over and carefully remove the paper from the back of the block. Use the stitch lines as a guide, you will line that this will help remove the paper easier. You can also use a pair of tweezers to help remove any extra paper.

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Out of the backing fabric cut four strips that are 2″ wide and 9 1/2″ long. Attach these strips to the out side of the block. When attaching these strips, make sure you have the 1/4″ seam foot (O Foot) attached to the machine. Once you have attached all four strips around the edge of the block, you can now trim the block back to at 10″ block.

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Now you can grab the two 10″ blocks that you have already cut out. With the back piece facing down under the batting and the top block facing up, pin the three layers together. Change the sewing thread to a colour that will match the backing fabric.

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Ditch quilt around the original block piece. Baste the three layers together around the outer edge of the blocks. Trim if needed.

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Using a 25mm bias binding, pin the binding to the outer edge of the block. Stitch into place using a straight stitch and matching thread. Now, you can fold the binding back and finish the block off by hand stitching the binding into place.