Happy Galentine's Day !
The design is 6" x 10" so it's large enough not only for a beverage but a snack or two.
It's super simple and really fast to make - about an hour from start to finish. I selected three fabrics from the Valentine's Day group that arrived in my Island Batik Brand Ambassador Box. First step was to cut the fabrics and lay out the pieces as they were to be pieced.
I stitched the center section and the end units together; pressing seams open so the finished mug rug wouldn't have bumps from the seam allowances.
Next step was to stitch the remaining seams, press and trim the edges even.
I went "old school" to create my heart template. Using a method I learned in elementary school art class, I folded a piece of paper in half and drew a half-heart on one side, then cut it out and traced it onto a scrap of fusible web with paper release.
And here is my Galentine's Day finished mug rug top - complete with a raw edge fusible applique heart that I machine stitched in place using an applique stitch.
The last step was layering the top, batting and backing and machine-quilting a few straight lines to hold the layers in place. After trimming, I machine stitched the binding to finish.
How you use your mug rug is up to you! Whether for tea and cookies or like me - a Yeti of brewed ice cold tea, string cheese and a handful of almonds