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NFS Beginners: Mug Rug **Edited June 15**

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Group:Nuts for Sewing and Crafting
Swap Coordinator:TerryF (contact)
Swap categories:
Number of people in swap:10
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 9, 2011
Date items must be sent by:July 11, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is a swap for members who are just beginning to learn certain skills. All members are welcome to join, but please keep in mind that this may be your partner's first effort - so please be kind when rating and providing feedback. (";)

The tutorial we are going to use for the mug rug is HERE. It is deliberately a bit wonky so we don't have to worry about getting it perfect!

You will note that this is a tute for coasters. I chose it because it is much simpler to follow and make than the tutes I could find for mug rugs (most of which are pieced and bound, which I think is too difficult for a first try).

So we are going to use this coaster tute with one important difference: Instead of cutting your 2 fabric pieces 6" x 6", you will cut them 7" x 9". You will use 1/2" seams and will cut your batting 61/2" x 8 1/2". This will give you the right size for a mug rug.

Please use 100% cotton for the outer fabric, and check your partner's profile for colour/style preferences. Of course, you may use a patterned fabric - it does not have to be solid like the tute example.

Open to all NFS members in good standing anywhere in the world. (";)

If you have any questions, please pm me.

Discussion

chrichri 05/11/2011 #

Just a quick question :) Are we making 6 coasters like in the tutorial or 1? I don't mind either way, I just need to be sure :)

All the best, Christina

beebeejaybee 05/15/2011 #

Making a(1) mugrug...... AKA a Giant Coaster 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" finished...... at least thats how I take it

chrichri 05/17/2011 #

Thanks for the answer...now to choose fabric :)

TerryF 05/19/2011 #

beebeejaybee is correct (thx dear).

TerryF 05/19/2011 #

I have changed the send by date due to the possibility of a postal strike next week here in Canada. I also emd everyone.

chrichri 05/23/2011 #

hum just thinking out loud about the math here...if we use 1/2 inch seams, shouldn't the batting be 6 X 8 inches instead of 6,5 X 8,5 inches? otherwise we'd have to use 1/4 inch seams, right?

I've cut my pieces and am making an extra test mug rug for myself. I think I'll try with 1/4 inch seams on the test rug and see if it works - if not I'll cut down on my batting:)

TerryF 06/ 9/2011 #

You are right - the batting should be cut 6" x 8" if we are using 1/2" seams. Hopefully people will figure this out when they go to actually put it together as it will be obvious that the batting is too big. At least all it will require is a quick trimming of the batting.

The experienced sewers will see this right away but it could confuse the beginners so I will email everyone.

Thx!

TerryF 06/15/2011 #

Changed the send by date due to Canadian postal strike as of today. Advised everyone via email.

TerryF 06/26/2011 #

Mail service will resume in Canada on Monday, June 27 at 8:30 p.m. EDT.

TerryF 08/ 2/2011 #

@kari has kindly angelled @beancounter17 for this swap (flaked on by @mamamonkey .

TerryF 08/ 2/2011 #

Sent follow-up em to everyone.

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