Trisha has written a tutorial showing you how she created her Holiday Mug Rugs (on display at the store.)
Holiday Mug Rug tutorial
1 Pack of Charm Squares- I used Blitzen by Basic Grey for Moda (or 5” square scraps)
Batting remnants 5” squares *optional
This project is both quick and cute!
Step one- Opening the charm square is probably the hardest part for me, not because it’s physically impossible, but I just like to see them stacked together all nice and pretty! Anyone else have that problem? Anyhow, choose 5 squares that you like together, 1 for the back and 4 for the front. Put your favorite in the middle face up, and the four to each side; like shown in the photo. If you want to add the batting, do so now, underneath your middle square.
Step two through four- You’re going to fold the fabric from each side in half and place it on the middle square with the fold towards the center of the square and all the raw edges facing out. Pin at each corner.
Step Five- When all 4 squares are folded and pinned, Lift up the first fold and tuck in the fourth fold, like when closing a box. Pin again.
Next I pin all 4 sides, just to make sure nothing slips as I sew. It’s optional. Sew all around the square, no need to leave an opening for turning, it’s in the middle!
Trim the corners and threads. I trim quite a bit, to reduce the bulk at the corners.
Open the center folds and turn inside out, with a bone folder push out your corners. You have 5 layers of fabric, 6 if you choose batting; you want a nice creased corner. Top stitching is also optional.
Ta-da! You’re done! Simple, easy and oh so cute! A packet of charm squares will yield 8 mug rugs. Package with some packets of hot cocoa, maybe a new mug, and voila a great gift to give to neighbors or friends. Enjoy!