Monday, October 30, 2023

Falling for Gnomes Mug Rug Set

Happy fall! 
I've been playing with these fun Falling for Gnomes fabrics - aren't they perfect for fall?!? This fabric was designed by Andi Metz for Benartex, and I really wanted to make something using those panel blocks. 

I created a mug rug set using the panel blocks, and a fabric basket to hold them. Find the tutorial for the mug rugs here. Keep reading for the fabric basket tutorial!

I used two fat quarters for the basket, plus binding fabric. 

You'll Need: 
2 fat quarters
1/4 yard binding fabric
Heatnbond Lite Fusible Adhesive
Heatnbond Heavyweight Fusible Interfacing
Heatnbond Basting Adhesive

Let's get started! 

From each fat quarter: 
(1) 13" x 15" piece

From the binding fabric:
(2) 2-1/4" x WOF strips

From the Fusible Adhesive:
(1) 13" x 15" piece

From the Fusible Interfacing:
(1) 13" x 15" piece

Making the Fabric Basket
Step 1 Layer the lining right side down, interfacing, fusible adhesive, and outer basket piece right side up. Fuse the interfacing to the lining and fuse the fusible adhesive to the outer basket piece. Use basting spray to join the pieces together.

Step 2 Stitch a diagonal line from corner to corner to secure the layers together. Mark and stitch a line 1-1/2" in from each edge to create a "frame" (this will be the bottom "corner" of the basket). 

Step 3 Use the (2) 2-1/4" x WOF binding strips to bind the quilted piece.

Step 4 Fold one corner on the diagonal line and stitch as shown to create a corner. Backstitch at top and bottom. Repeat on all four corners.

Here's a close-up of a corner:

Don't forget to check out the mug rug tutorial to make these cuties!

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