Freeze Frame Mug Rug - A Quilting Tutorial

Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Belinda Karls-Nace

Welcome fellow quilters, sewists, and AccuQuilt enthusiasts - it's me, Belinda from Blue Ribbon Designs and the Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Girl blog, back again for my latest AccuQuilt project tutorial. Today’s project features the GO! Qube and GO! Qube Companion – it’s my “Freeze Frame Mug Rug.”

This quilting tutorial will show you how to create a winter mug rug (perfect for holiday gift giving) with the GO! Qube Mix & Match 6” Block and GO! Qube 6" Companion Set-Classics. We will walk through each step in detail and I'm sure you'll find it is quick and easy to create.

Combining traditional piecing and appliqué may look a bit complicated, but this tutorial will have you sewing in no time…and in an afternoon, you will be able to check another holiday gift off your list. One winter mug rug also makes a nice candle mat or could be made into a trivet. I have written this tutorial to use the 6” GO! Qube and GO! Qube Companion, but you can use your favorite GO! Qube with coordinating GO! Qube Companion - just remember to adjust the completed size. This is the perfect pattern for scraps or fat quarters…and it will work well with batiks, prints, or solids...or mix and match to fit your personal style and decor.

Take a look at the supply list, gather your materials, and let’s get started…

 

Freeze Frame Mug Rug ©Copyright 2016 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC

 

Freeze Frame Mug Rug
Finished Size: 9” W x 6” H

GO! Fabric Cutter:
GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S) or GO! Baby Fabric Cutter (55600) or GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! Cutting Dies:
GO! Qube Mix & Match 6” Block (55775)

Dies Used: #1 GO! Square 3” Finished, #2 GO! Square 1½” Finished, #4 GO! QST 3” Finished Square, #5 GO! HST 1½” Finished Square, and #8 GO! Rectangle

GO! Qube 6" Companion Set-Classic (55779)

Dies Used: #9 GO! Chisels

GO! Strip Cutter-2" (1 1/2" Finished) (55025 or 55164) (binding)

Materials Needed:
Red – ¼ yard (includes binding)
Gold – Fat eighth or scrap
Light Green – Fat eighth or scrap
Medium Green – Fat eighth or scrap
Dark Green – Fat eighth or scrap
Blue – Fat eighth or scrap
Brown – Fat eighth or scrap
White – Fat eighth or scrap

Backing – 13” x 10”
Batting – 13” x 10”
Fusible Web - ¼ yard
Tiny button

Cutting Instructions:

NOTE: Apply fusible web to the wrong side of the asterisked fabrics following manufacturer’s instructions before cutting appliqué shapes.

Red:
4 — GO! Square 2” (1½” Finished) (Shape 2) (55702)
*1 — GO! Square 2” (1½” Finished) (Shape 2’) (55702)

  • Sub cut for chimney – I cut a ¾” x 1¼” rectangle – then, trimmed one short end to a 45֯ angle to fit the roof.

1 — 2” WOF strip for binding: GO! Strip Cutter-2" (1 1/2" Finished) (55025 or 55164)

Gold:
*1 — GO! Square 2” (1½” Finished) (Shape 2’) (55702)

  • Sub cut for windows – I cut three ¾” x ¾” squares.

Light Green:
*2 — GO! Quarter Square Triangles (QST) 3” Finished Square (55704)

  • Sub cut one QST in half for partial tree.

Medium Green:
*2 — GO! Quarter Square Triangles (QST) 3” Finished Square (55704)

  • Sub cut one QST in half for partial tree.

Dark Green:
*2 — GO! Quarter Square Triangles (QST) 3” Finished Square (55704)

  • Sub cut one QST in half for partial tree.

Blue:
1 — GO! Square 3½” (3” Finished) (Shape 1) (55701)
4 — GO! Square 2” (1½” Finished) (Shape 2) (55702)
1 — GO! Rectangle 2” x 3½” (1½” x 3” Finished) (Shape 8) (55158)
2 — GO! Chisels 1½” x 3” Finished (55733) – cut one fabric right side up, cut one fabric wrong side up

Brown:
*1 — GO! Square 2” (1½” Finished) (Shape 2) (55702)

  • Sub cut one 1” x 1½” rectangle for cottage door
  • Sub cut one 1” x 1” square for full tree trunk
  • Sub cut one ½” x 1” rectangle for partial tree trunk

2 — GO! Half Square Triangle 2” Finished Square (Shape 5) (55712)

White:
3 — GO! Rectangle 2” x 3½” (1½” x 3” Finished) (Shape 8) (55158)

 

Freeze Frame Mug Rug ©Copyright 2016 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC

 

Assembly:

  1. Lay out, pin and sew a brown shape 5 on one end of one blue shape 9, to create a rectangle. Press seam toward the triangle. This will be one side of the roof. Repeat with remaining brown shape 5 and blue shape 9 to create the other side of the roof.
  2. Lay out two roof units from step one, four blue shape 2, four red shape 2, and two white shape eight to form the left-side of your freeze frame mug rug. Pin and sew into four rows. Press seams in alternate directions for each row.
  3.  Pin and sew four rows to form a left-side unit. Press seams toward added rows.
  4. Lay out, pin and sew one blue shape 1, one blue shape 8, and a white shape eight to form a right-side unit.

 

Freeze Frame Mug Rug ©Copyright 2016 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC

 

  1. Lay out, pin and sew the left-side unit and the right-side unit, as shown, to create the winter mug rug base.

Freeze Frame Mug Rug ©Copyright 2016 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC

 

  1. Lay out, layer, fuse and machine appliqué one red chimney, three gold windows, one brown door, two brown tree trunks, and the green QSTs as shown. After fusing in place, use your favorite machine appliqué stitch – for the samples, I used a blanket stitch for the trees, chimney, and doors…and a satin stitch for the windows and window panes.

 

 

  1. Attach a tiny button for the door knob or use a decorative stitch or French Knot.
  2. Layer batting between your winter mug rug top and backing.
  3. Quilt as desired.
  4. Add red binding, mitering corners.

 

Freeze Frame Mug Rug ©Copyright 2016 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC

 

Your “Freeze Frame Mug Rug” is now complete – be sure to admire your hard work, then use when enjoying your next hot beverage and snack…or package up with a mug and homemade cookies for a great gift! I hope you are inspired by this month’s Blue Ribbon tutorial and it gets you excited to spend some time with your AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter and GO! Qube/GO! Qube Companion Set!

 

Freeze Frame Mug Rug ©Copyright 2016 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC

 

As always, please feel free to stop by my blog, website, or social media pages and share your completed winter mug rug project(s) with me…I always enjoy meeting fellow quilters and sewists…and I am happy to answer any questions regarding my AccuQuilt friendly tutorial!

 

 

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