It's time for our August Mug Rug model. This month's free mug rug pattern is a Patchwork Heart mug rug.
Now that we're halfway through our year of mug designs, it only seemed right to celebrate my love for heart-shaped mugs!
One of the reasons I'm a big fan of mug rugs is that, as a small (and relatively quick) project, they're the perfect way to test out new skills and techniques, and each month the tutorials focus on a different subject. sewing skills.
Mug Mat of the Month, Patterns and Skills
- January: Fabric Flash Mug Mat – Use of selvedges
- February: First edition Mug Rug – Difficult cut
- March: English Bloom Mug Rug – English Paper Piecing (EPP)
- April: Coffee Booth Cup Mat – Binder with Quilt Backing
- May: Street Party Garland – Raw Edge Applique
- June: Big Stitch mug rug – Hand quilting
- July: Summer Sun Cup Mat – Improv Piecing
This month's skill focus is back to basics, but something I think is a great skill to master…matching quilt seams. There are different techniques to help you match seam lines, but in this tutorial we are going to use seam nesting.
Pay close attention to the direction in which you iron the square seams of the quilt and take your time to nest all the vertical seams…this will help them line up perfectly and will also reduce bulk.
We Heart Mug Mat Sewing Pattern
Use your fabric scraps to create this charming patchwork heart mug rug.
- 7 large leftovers Main fabrics Pink prints I used seven different prints
- 1 big eighth Backing fabric
- 1 piece Drummer 9″ square
From Pink Prints, cut a 2″ square (21). From the backing fabric, cut a 9″ square (1).
Construction: Use a ¼” seam allowance, unless otherwise noted.
About the designer
Amy lives in the north of England with her husband and son. When she's not sewing or quilting, Amy can usually be found cooking or reading. You can find her on Instagram @amyatthegate