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Mug Rug Madness!

whelp! i guess it's my day to share a little muggy madness. ;) i think now you'll know why i chose to post a tutorial on Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts yesterday!.. this is a very simple tutorial on making jumbo coasters with darling flowers on them, one for your Coffee and one for your Juice. and of course one lucky winner will win these! cheers kids! and cheers to miss Erin for inviting me to the party! Okay, tut time... i'm quite sure in the past 24hrs you've all made at least... say, 3 dozen flowers, right!?? no... well, don't worry you can whoop these up in a couple hours from start to finish! easy- peasy! Grab a flower! and a seam ripper! carefully cut your basting thread. turn your flower over, remove your thread bits and paper templates. give your flower a good press with your iron at this time, while tucking in all your thread tails facing the inside of the flower. cut: ( 2 ) 8" X 8" linen squares

( 1 ) 8" X 8" fusible medium weight interface

iron the interface on to one square of your linen and set aside. taking the remainder square of linen and your flower, pin in place. sew a top stitch around the flower. remove your pins and top stitch again following the center hexagon as a guide. place your two squares together Right side to Right side and pin. sew a 1/2 inch seam around 3 sides of the square. sew 1/3 of the last side and backstitch, leaving an opening.

( tip: i chose to backstitch at the beginning & the end of each side, instead of making one continuous seam, it's just how i roll. )

snip the corners and flip your square inside out ( or what i refer to as... turn & burn! )

simply, top stitch your opening down, while finishing off your muggy cuteness!

a pefect little home for your tasty beverages!

Okay... Q & A time!

1. i get all my paper piecing supplies at Sew Deerly Loved.

2. i used 1" hexagons for this pattern

3. i use fusible interface instead of batting, because i personally like the flat feel & look better.

4. YOU can reuse your hexie templates, so don't throw them away! LOL


5. Leave a comment here to win this set of Muggy Goodness, i'll pick a winner on Sunday!!!

Xo, Heather