Saturday, December 4, 2010

hexagon mugrug with mock binding tutorial

Seems I am doing alot of tutorials lately. Please indulge with me for this one. I was surfing thru blogs (yes I am addicted) and was looking at these fabulous mug rugs here: scroll 1/2 down the page
I shared this link with my chat room friends. One of them couldn't figure out how to make the hexagon so I did a tutorial for her. After she saw it, the light went on....duhhhh (her words not mine). This was easy peasy to do so I will share with you what I shared with her. enjoy! the mug rugs come out approx 9 inches across, room for a mug and a snack.

~you will need 2 strips from a fat quarter of 2 1/4 inch fabric.
~2 strips of one inch fabric for the mock binding.
~a 60 degree ruler. the one I use is a 60 degree diamond ruler by Darlene Zimmerman.
I got it a Joann's, it made by EZ quilting
~sew the 2 fat strips together and press to the dark side
~using the ruler, sub cut 6 triangles

~attach the narrow strip to the bottom of the triangles as this is your mock binding
~leave at least 1 1/2 between each one for re cutting
~using the diamond ruler again, re cut the narrow strip to make a complete triangle

~sew together 3 of the triangles to make 1/2 of the hexagon.
~repeat for the other 3

~sew the 2 halves together and you have the top of the mug rug
easy peasy! Finish the mug rug like I showed you in the last blog

Clear as mud? great!

Keep On Stitch'n On!
(mauh) Liz


Jean B said...

Great idea, Liz! I'll have to try this and use your mock binding too! Quilt on!!

Beth said...

Wish I had seen this before I started on my current little gift project!!