Minions and mug rugs? How much fun can one quilter have? Throw in some denim and you have a fun project! This post highlights how perfect denim can be in making a minion mug rug for a child. Minions are a smashing hit and denim is the perfect stand-in to make a mug rug last against the adventures a child will bring to it!
Start by gathering a 6″ square of both denim and yellow print fabric, some bits of grey, white and black felt. You could also use fabric for the grey, white and black. I chose felt as I wanted a 3D effect. Don’t forget a bit of batting and backing.
With your 6″ denim square, cut a small rectangle out of the bottom, to create pants for the minion, as shown below.
Cut the yellow square into a dome shape for the head of the minion.
Stitch the body and head together along the middle and press to head.
Cut out a 3/4″ x 6″ band from the black felt and cut out 3 circles as shown from the grey, black and white felt, with a 1/4″ difference in size between the circles.
Layer black, white and grey and lay on top of band and pin to head of minion. I stitched right through all the layers of the circles a small circle to affix to the head.
Layer the batting and backing under the minion. Quilt along black headband and outer perimeter of the minion. I straight stitched 1/4″ in as I would like it to fray a little. If you prefer no fraying, do a tight zigzag stitch along outside edge.
How fun would it be to make up a bunch of minion mug rugs for a birthday party or give out as Christmas presents? The denim totally makes it!
You could also increase the size and turn them into place-mats! I hope you enjoyed quilting with denim all week long. Look to your creativity and explore the many more possibilities to use denim in quilts.