So..... here is this year's Valentine's project ..... put together at the very last possible minute ( well not quite ... I guess if it was 11:59 it would be the last possible minute ) . Anyway , this is a simple, easy mug rug I put together really quickly when I really didn't have the time to step over and shove over piles of work I should be doing instead !)
First I made 2 different size paper heart patterns. The smaller heart is about 3/4 inch smaller all around than the larger heart.
Next, using the smaller heart pattern, cut out 2 fabric hearts and 1 heart out of batting. (I just had to use my I Love Lucy fabric ! Perfect for this project !! )
Clip the curves and the point to make smoother turning. Also, I found it helpful to trim the seam allowances around the curves for smoother turning and less bulk. Careful not to cut into your seam !
and CAREFULLY cut about a 2 inch slit in the fabric heart . Now turn the heart out to the right side through this slit. No need to stitch up the slit since it will be covered by the wool felt heart.
Last step : layer your fabric heart (slit side down) on the wool felt heart. Stitch 1/4" around the entire fabric heart to attach it and quilt it. You can stop there or do more quilting on the fabric heart ( maybe more smaller concentric hearts or cross hatch) .
So there it is ..... my quick and easy Valentine Mug Rug ! Perfect with my I Love Lucy mug!!! Happy sewing and Happy Valentine's Day !!!
Be back soon !!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)