Just in time for Valentine's Day, a mug rug made from my red-est and pink-est scraps.
The patchwork is 1-inch squares, finished. The mug rug itself is about 9.5 inches wide, 8.5 inches tall.
The inspiration for this quick little project came from this pin HERE.
The biggest challenge I had with this was sewing the binding around the extreme curves. Fortunately, I know a few tricks for sewing curves, and they came in handy on this project.
Tips for sewing binding onto curves:
1 - Cut your binding on the bias. This allows your fabric to stretch much easier around the curves.
2 - Go SLOWLY when sewing around your curves. There is nothing wrong with stopping every few stitches to adjust your fabric and check your progress.
3- Learn how to sew binding onto an inside corner. This will help with so much frustration when sewing a project like this.
I actually learned a handy trick for sewing inside corners from THIS post. It is presented as a tip for serging, but it works for regular sewing, as well. It is how I got the binding into that deep inside corner at the top of the heart.
Now I am going to pack this sweet thing up and send it to it's new owner.
Happy Valentine's Day!