Ah. . it’s finally my day for the Modern Mini Challenge. . . are you guys inspired? Are you working on your minis?
On to my tutorial!!!
Today, I’m going to show you how to put together a mini string block mug rug:
1. Handful of favorite scraps
2. Construction paper
3. Fabric Glue
4. (8) 1×4 inch Neutral strips of fabric (I choose white cause I had tons laying around)
Grab your construction paper and cut (8) 3×3 blocks like so:
Lightly run a line of fabric glue from one corner of your 3×3 construction paper to the opposite corner and lay down your 1inch strip of neutral fabric like so:
Grab a strip of fabric. You want to line right sides together make sure they’re about the same length. Also another important thing to remember is to set your stitch length down to about 2 because you’re working with such a small block! (R E M E M B E R!!)
(Warning have your iron on and near because you’ll be going back n’ forth for a bit) Iron piece open like so:
Step 6: Trim all (8) squares up:
Step 10: Quilt it how you want it. I decide to do straight line quilting, in the middle of each fabric row
Step 11: Bind it. . if you have spare binding laying around this would be a good way to use it!
This seriously just took me a weekend to put together, not tedious at all!!
I am working one another mini so stick around and I’ll reveal that at the beginning of the week!
Remember what’s up for grabs!!!
The five winners:
James’ choice (Jen’s hubby’s favorite)
Viewer’s choice Mug Rugs
Viewer’s choice Mini Quilts
(mug rugs and mini quilts- the viewers choose from a selection chosen by myself and three other bloggers)
Luck of the Draw (Random Number Generator chooses 2 winners)
Both Viewer’s Choice Winners will receive a fat quarter bundle of the FULL LINE of Flea Market Fancy reprint by Denyse Schmidt.
James’ Choice Winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop
Both Luck of the Draw Winners will receive a $75 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop
1. Create a modern mini quilt or mug rug – only one entry per person
2. Enter your mini quilt or mug rug in the linky party at Ellison Lane Quilts on Monday, March 5.
You do NOT have to have a blog to enter. You may link a picture from your Flickr account.
3. Your entry (blog post or Flickr description) should include the size of the item