|Scallop borders will transform any block into a stunning mug rug|
Creating a comfortable, welcoming home can be quick and it can be easy. It doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. Positioning a homemade mug rug here-and-there is one way to achieve this.
|The Patchsmith Daisy Block is one of seven|
blocks included in the One Block Mug Rugs book
The scallop edged mug rug is quick, simple and inexpensive. You can use any 6” quilt, embroidery or patchwork block you have to hand. I used the butterfly block from my Butterfly Patch mug rug pattern which includes templates for creating a 6" butterfly block.
|I started with a butterfly Block from my Butterfly Patch pattern|
You will need the Scallop Sidebar pattern. This pattern is one of ten found in my One Block Mug Rug book – costing just $9.99 in PDF format - it includes seven 6" blocks to get you started.
|Ten mug rug designs in one handy pattern book|
Alternatively, you can purchase the $2.50 Patchwork Cow mug rug pattern which also details the scallop borders.
|Patchwork Cow Mug Rug pattern|
You will also need a very small amount of fusible webbing and some scraps of contrasting fabric.
|The start of something beautiful ....|
|Lay out the fabrics to see if they go together ....|
If you are using a block you have already made the putting together of this mug rug is very quick and very easy – just follow the instructions and use the full-size template included in the pattern.
First, add the sidebars to your block ……
|Borders added - quickly and easily ....|
Fuse the scallops to the WRONG side of your chosen fabric ………
|Scallop tracings fused to the WRONG side of fabric ...|
Cut out the tracings accurately once fused ……….
|Trimmed and ready for placement ...|
And then align them with the side edges of the mug rug before fusing them in place.
|Ready for finishing ....|
|Use any stitch you like to secure the scallop.s|
|All finished - and time to make another!|
|Start turning those unused blocks into gifts for yourself|