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You can make these 2 little easy rick rack projects with 9- 3" squares for the mug rug and 4 -2.5" squares for the matching coaster and some coordinating 1/2" rick rack of course.
Step 1-Sew the mug rug in a 9 patch formation as shown below and the coaster in a 4 patch formation.
Why make a mug rug?
Because it holds both the tea and the cookies!
You could make one for Santa!
Is there a better reason?
Step 2- Place the rick rack right side down to the right side of your 4 patch and 9 patch & pin exactly as shown below with the "mountain tops" (convex) part of the rick rack just touching the edge of the fabric:
Step 3-Baste the rick rack very close to the edge of the fabric. See below:
Step 4- Cut out a backing fabric and batting the backing the same size as both your coaster and mug rug and lay the backing and batting right side against the tops as shown below and sew with a scant 1/4" seam allowance. Leave an opening of about 1.5" on the coaster and 3" on the mug rug
Step 5- Clip corners and turn to the right side and baste the openings close. Step 6- Press and top stitch 1/4" from the right side edge.
Admire your efforts!
Suggestion: Make multiples of these and invite some friends over for a cookie exchange (any time of the year!) and these would make nice surprise gifts.
and.... while you have your sewing machine out make some "pie" - see below from blog post 7/19/2016 It's Time For Pie! Tool & Technique Tuesday Pie Potholder - yet another rick rack project!
PS. I used Hobbs Heirloom Batting because it lays nice and flat, especially on small projects and you could also use Fusible Hobbs Heirloom
Explore your creative side today and have a great Tuesday!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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