First of all, I made a Mug Bag using the pattern found here. It holds a coffee cup and has a pocket for cream or sweetener.
- Hexagon templates - Mine are from Quilt Sense and they are available in many fabric shops as well as online. They have 3 sizes of templates as well as a 60 degree triangle.
- glue stick
- fleece or batting
- rotary cutter
- iron for pressing after gluing
Cut a 4" hexagon from the fleece or batting. (I like to use fleece because it gives more protection to the table and it will not shrink during washing.
Find the center of the large hexagon and working from the wrong side of the larger piece, use a little glue to adhere the fleece and then the center fabric over that (right sides up).
Remove the templates and turn the raw edges of the larger hexagon down about 1/4". (Run the glue stick along the outer edge and then turn it back. It will adhere and you can press it into place.) (Alternatively, if you want a very narrow binding edge, turn the raw edge back to meet the edge of the smaller hexagon (basically, you are folding the edges that show in half). Press.
Using the glue again, turn the edges back over the center hexagon. Fold it over right at the edge of the center hexagon. Press to dry the glue and set the crease.
Now all you have to do is sew it down! You can use fancy stitches or the straight stitch on your machine or you can do it by hand.
That's all there is to it! Easy enough for a beginner or a child!
This is the last of this three by three mini hop! (Three posts by three blogs!)
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NOTE: I have just returned from a month long trip! The links above have been corrected! I'm sorry for the problem with them earlier!
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Until next time....
what lovely projects Linda and thankyou for sharing your tutorial.xxReplyDelete
LOVE these items!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tip about using fleece as a backing.ReplyDelete
I love your hexagonal coasters. Thank you for the tutorial.ReplyDelete
Hi Linda what is not to like in this post and the fabrics are just yummy. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I appreciate it...ReplyDelete
Thanks for the quick tutorial.ReplyDelete
Very cute! These fabrics would be great for fall.ReplyDelete
I love this combo. You did great!ReplyDelete
What great fabric and idea to use them up. Thanks for the tutorial.ReplyDelete
very nice Linda!ReplyDelete
Very pretty fabrics!ReplyDelete
and Linda, I'm getting a "blog not found" when I click on Debby Kratovil's link?ReplyDelete
Love to coasters!ReplyDelete
I love the mug rug carrier and the first time I spotted it done up was in the sew we quilt April Showers mug rug hop. Your version turned out really cute as that fabric does have a coffee colored vibe!ReplyDelete
The matching coasters are wonderful! THX for the tutorial on how you accomplished making them. I'll have to give it a whirl and/or suggest this for a sew-in "make and take."
I love your hexagons. I think I am in need of the templates. Have been to Blanks facebook and love the fabric you are using.ReplyDelete
I love the colors and designs in the Lola fabrics. You made wonderful use of them. Those hexagon templates look very interesting. I have a one size hexagon template, but sometimes it is so quick and easy to have a shape the right size for cutting and trimming. I am going to look into these. Thanks for sharing your inspiring quiltiness today ... :) PatReplyDelete
Very rich looking fabrics.. Makes me think of the holidays for some reason.ReplyDelete
Your tut's are always well written and easy to understand. Thanks for sharing.
Wow love your ideasReplyDelete
Love your hexi mug rugs I'm going to give them a try thanks for the tips and tricks.ReplyDelete
Robin in Washington State
I am going to try making the hexie coasters. I visited Blank Quilting, their fabrics are great.ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda...I gotta get on the hey wagon one of these days!ReplyDelete
Those are beautiful coasters with the fabrics you used and a nice idea for seasonal coasters, as well as gifts.ReplyDelete
I'm with you in that the fabric reminded me of coffee. I love what you did with it and thank you for the coasters idea.ReplyDelete
What a great set of projects to go with the beautiful fabrics. I am interested in your hexie coasters. They look like fun!ReplyDelete
You really do manage to do a lot with a little. Thanks so very much for the tuteReplyDelete
I like the hexie coasters, a quick, easy and cute project!ReplyDelete
HI! NEAT PROJECT AND LOVE THE FABRICS TOO!ReplyDelete
I really like your hexie coasters. I am going to try your method on making them. They would make lovely gifts. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I have always loved black and browns. I think they look so elegant together. Love your coffee set.ReplyDelete
That's a clever Mug bag. I need one to bring my mug to my quilt guild meetings. Love the coasters too.ReplyDelete
I really like the coasters, (I love Hexagons). The fabrics work so well together.ReplyDelete
looks like you have reminded me of something I would like to make....... maybe a little later this summerReplyDelete
Your projects look great Fiona
It looks like I am not the only one who loves brown fabric. Who knows maybe I will try me a hexie.ReplyDelete
These are my FAVORITE colors! And I really love the hexie coasters. Am thinking my Go!Baby hexie die cutter might make quick work of the cutting, if the size ratio between the shapes will work. Something to try...ReplyDelete
What a fun little project, and it would make such nice gifts. Thanks for sharing with us!ReplyDelete
It will be fun to make several sets of these for each holiday! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
So cute and useful. That color pallette does yell coffee =). Love the matching coasters.ReplyDelete
Loving those colors and such a older full coaster!!ReplyDelete
I really like the coaster. That's a cute idea. :-)ReplyDelete
Before I read a single word...just from the photo of fabric I immediately thought of coffee and I don't even drink it. Very clever of you to make a cup cozy/carrier and coasters. I am thinking there is a "C" theme here. Thank you for the coaster tutorial. Great gift set idea. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts Dear...ReplyDelete
Pretty! Thanks for sharing your projects.ReplyDelete
Welcome home! I know you had a great time. Glad you are back.ReplyDelete
I love the hexagon shape for the coasters, we desperately need some to catch condensation from glasses in the summer. Thanks!ReplyDelete
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