Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we have the perfect little gift for your BFF! Our BFF Mug Rug is here to celebrate that person in your life that will sit with you and chat over tea, coffee or hot chocolate. We’ve designed it to work like those Best Friends Forever necklaces from when we were kids – you have one and your BFF gets one also. So make a mug rug for your friend and keep one for yourself! Come on, let’s get started …
- One Mini Charm Pack or 18 – 2.5” squares (Red-iculously in Love Mini Charm Pack)
- One 10” square or scraps for the hearts (SKU# 22362-12)
- One Fat Eighth or scraps for the mug rug backing (SKU# 22363-11)
- 12wt thread for heart line (SKU# MK12-2435)
- Coordinating 50 wt thread for sewing and quilting (SKU# MK50-2250)
- Spray Baste or Heat ‘n Bond for applique
- Batting (SKU# 8020-8SQUARE)
Choose nine different mini charm squares. Using a 1/4” seam allowance, sew them together to create a nine-patch unit. Make two.
Trim the quilted nine-patch unit to measure 6 1/2” square.
Using the BFF Heart Template cut out two hearts.
Using the photo as a guideline, place each heart on the quilted nine-patch unit. We used spray baste to keep them in place.
Using a blanket stitch on the sewing machine, sew the hearts in place.
Using the 12wt thread, stitch on the drawn lines. The thicker thread will give it a hand-stitched look!
With right sides facing, layer the backing fabric on the mug rug top. Using a 1/4” seam allowance, stitch around the outside edge. Leave an opening on the bottom of the mug rug to turn it right sides out. Clip the corners to prevent bulk.
Turn the mug rug right sides out. Fold the opening closed. Using a 1/8” seam allowance, stitch around the outside edge of the mug rug.
Now it’s time for some tea with your BFF!
Share with #BFFMugRug
We hope you decide to make your own BFF Mug Rugs, be sure to hashtag #BFFMugRug and tag us (@fatquartershop) so we can see and share your work. And all of these images can be repinned on Pinterest so you can share this project with your friends or save it for later!