Monday, May 1, 2017

May Muggamo

For May's Muggamo pattern I had to use the Bee Inspired line by Deb Strain for Moda.

Download the pattern here.


1) One 13 1/2" x 1" strip
2) One 15 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip
a. Sub-cut into six 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" units
3) One 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip
4) One 3 1/4" square

1)One 13 1/2" x 1" strip
2) One 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip
3) One 5 1/2" x 1 1/2"
a. Sub-cut into two 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" units
4) One 3 1/4" square

1) One 13 1/2" x 1" strip
2) One 12 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip 
a. Sub-cut into eight 1 1/2" squares
3) One 10 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip
a. Sub-cut into four 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"

Bee-utiful! I love when the selvage is just as pretty as the fabric. 

Draw a line on the diagonal on the back side of the gold square and each of the white squares.

Using the black square and the gold, place them right sides together and stitch a scant 1/4" on either side.

I sew so the 1/4" foot is just a tish over the drawn line.

Cut on the line and press towards the black.

Next, draw a line on the wrong side of one of the half square triangles, perpendicular to the seam.

Place your squares right sides together, opposite colors together. Squares in picture are offset to show how fabrics should align. The seams should nest together.

Again, stitch on either side of the drawn line. Cut on the drawn line. You will get two hour glass blocks, which I forgot to take a picture of. I have to forget at least one picture per tutorial. It's just the way I roll. 

Line up a square on the black units and four of the gold. Stitch on the line. Press towards the white. 

Trim off the excess.

Lay another square on the other end of each unit, stitch on the line.

Press and trim as above. Guess what? I forgot those pictures as well. Then as I was getting ready to write the next set of instructions, I realized I forgot all of those. Maybe by Dec the "I forgot to take..." line will not have to be typed. One can hope. 
**NOTE** The instructions for the corner blocks are included in the PDF download above.

Once you've sewn your corner units and Flying Geese units, lay our your pieces.

Sew your rows together.

Stitch your side piece, sub-cut into two pieces and sew back together as shown.

Add your side piece.

Layer your mug rug. Those leftover scraps of batting from the longarmer are perfect for this.  Using your walking foot, stitch in the ditch.  

Bind. Grab a treat and a drink and enjoy.

I love when the back is just as pretty as the front. I do muslin backs as well, but this was too pretty not to use.

Happy Stitching!

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  1. This mug rug is great! I love the fabrics you chose for it. I haven't been able to keep up with the monthly patterns, but you can bet that one weekend I will make ALL the rugs!! :)

    1. Haha! They are quick enough, you might just be able to do it!

  2. Can you give me the instructions for the corner blocks???? Many thanks!


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