Wow! It seems like aaaaages since
I could be bothered to write a tutorial I had a good idea for a tutorial. Before we dive in I’d like to remind you that Manic Monday’s Linky Party is still going on, so go link up!
Also, my Bee friend Kris has a Summer Mug Rug Challenge going on and would be delighted if you could go over there and vote for your favourite mug rug. All you have to do is click the photo you like and enter VOTE in the comments. I’m sure the gals who made the mug rugs would really appreciate this recognition of their hard work Plus my mate Kelly entered some really cute ones, and they’re worth a look for sure!
Ok, on to the tutorial. Here’s what we’ll be making:
It’s 18″ x 18″ and super easy to whip up. It was originally intended to be a pillow cover but once I made it I liked it so much I decided to hand quilt it and make it a wall hanging. So you can do whatever you want with it. If you want to make a smaller one (about 14″ square), I’ll give you the recipe for that, too. And if you want to print it, I’ve made a printer friendly version via Google Documents.
Like a knitting pattern I’ll be putting the numbers for the smaller one first, and the larger size will be shown in parentheses, like so: 14 (17) squares. Get it?
- 27 (54) 3″ x 3″ squares of different prints/colours/whatever
- 1 (1) 7.5″ x 7.5″ fussy cut panel (mine has two birds on it)
- 15″ x 15″ (19″ x 19″) square of wadding
- backing a bit bigger than the wadding and front
- binding: 62″ (78″) of whatever width you want. If you’re making a pillow front you won’t need binding.
- sewing machine, rotary cutter, mat, ruler, etc. I SERIOUSLY recommend spray starching the squares to keep everything precise and lined up perfectly.
- 4″ squares yield 5″ finished blocks.
- 5″ squares yield 6.5″ finished blocks.
- 6″ squares yield 8″ finished blocks.
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