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Flip and stitch to make a marvelous mug rug

 

This week we started out with 8 fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks Tie One On collection and some coordinating Banyan Batiks Ketan fabrics.

After making your table runner and/or placemats, you probably still have some strips or squares left over. Let’s make a quick mug rug or table mat and use up all those leftovers!

 

Table mat from leftover strips
Table mat from leftover strips

 

  • Start by layering a backing piece and a piece of batting. My backing was approximately 13″ x 17″ but yours will depend on the width and length of strips you have left over.

 

Layer batting and backing.
Layer batting and backing.

 

  • Starting in the center, place 2 strips, right sides together on the batting and backing. I put my strips on an angle so I could use both long and short leftover strips.
  • Using a walking foot or even-feed foot, stitch the 2 strips together, through batting and backing.

 

Stitch strips, right sides together.
Stitch strips, right sides together.

 

  • Flip strip over so the right side is showing.
  • Keep adding strips until the batting/backing are covered.

 

Keep adding strips until batting and backing are covered.
Keep adding strips until batting and backing are covered.

 

 

Backing and batting are covered with strips.
Backing and batting are covered with strips.

 

  • Trim off excess fabric to square up the edges.

 

Trim excess fabric to square up the edges.
Trim excess fabric to square up the edges.

 

  • You can leave this piece the size it is now (mine was about 12″ x 16″), or cut it to make 2 or more mug mats.
  • The quilting is already done, so you just need to sew on a binding and your piece is finished!

 

Finished table mat uses up the leftover Banyan Batik strips from the table runners.
Finished table mat uses up the leftover Banyan Batik strips from the table runners.

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed using and learning more about Banyan Batiks this week. The Tie One On collection comes in 4 different colorways. I used the Ventura colorway this week but each of the other colorways would give its own unique look to this week’s projects. This fabric is available in quilt and fabric shops in October 2018.

There are more fabrics being added to the Banyan Batiks collection all the time. Be sure to check out the Northcott website to see all the newest fabrics. And remember to click the Product Finder Button on the Northcott site to find out which shops have your favorite Banyan Batiks!

 

This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Making a quilted table runner out of a placemat pattern

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

10 Comments

  1. Kd Brown

    Love the fabrics and colors you chose. Thanks for the great info.

    • Glad you enjoyed this post.

  2. HeartlandHoney

    I made placemats using the same technique but I added the strips on both sides, stitched and flipped. The end result was reversible placemats with designs on both sides.

    • Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jan

    So cute, and such a good use of leftovers from other projects!

  4. Detra Braymen

    What a great way to use up some jelly roll strips or scraps. I love to make mug rugs and always have one on my end table!! Definitely saved for future use!

    • Thanks Detra. Glad you liked this project!

  5. Robin

    Look like a nice easy fast mug rug!

    • It is easy! Thanks for reading the blog.

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