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Fat Quarter Gang - Modernology "Matchsticks" Mug Rug by Sukie, Don't You Know Who I Am?

Good Monday to ya'll, if you don't know me - my name is Amy Newbold aka Sukie “Don’t You Know Who I Am?”  I've been in the sewing hobby for a little over 2 yrs.  Today, I'm showing a super, simple mug rug project that you can put together in less than 4hrs! 

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If you don't know what a mug rug is - it's a small quilt that between a coaster and a place mat; basically designed to hold a snack and your drink. 

List of Supplies:

(18) 2x2 inch of your favorite Art Gallery Fabrics. (I used Modernology by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery)

(1) 9.5 x 5.5 piece of fabric

(1) 9.5 x 5.5 piece of Insul-Bright (you could use spare batting).  The reason why I use this instead of batting is because, it's "Reflects Heat or Cold Back to the Source"

35”inches of binding

Piecing Directions:

First take your (9) 2inch squares and sew them into a simple 9 patch like so:

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You should now have a square 9-patch that measures 5x5

Take your rule and you're going to cut that in half 2.5 x 5

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Take your two cuts and cut that in half = 2.5x2.5

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You should have (4) blocks that look like this:

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Repeat for the remaining (9) 2x2 squares. 

After you have (8) squares arrange them into "match sticks." You want the tiny square to be at the bottom left.  The next block should, the tiny square should be in the top left corner. Repeat for the 3rd and 4th block and sew the row together

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If you’d prefer, you can just randomly arrange them too.  (this is a simple quilting block pattern commonly known as disappearing 9-patch)

Assemble Directions:

Place to the top on the piece of 9.5x5.5 batting/insul-bright try to center it. 

Since this is a small project, instead of using basting pins I suggest spray basting it down.

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Flip that over and spray baste that backing fabric to the batting.

Quilt it any way you want!  I choose straight line quilting for both my mats (that's right you could put two together in less than 4hrs)

Attach the binding.  Don’t you love the Caviar Pure Elements?  It makes the Modernology pop!

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Trim off the excess batting and back fabric and finish binding your mug rug.

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Mug rug make great small gifts! Show us your finished mats over at the Fat Quarter Gang Flickr group... we love to see your take on the tutorials :)

Win your very own bundle of Modernology just head over to Amy Newbold aka Sukie “Don’t You Know Who I Am?” blog and check out how to enter.

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The Fat Quarter Gang & AGF team

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