Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mug Rug using an Accuquilt Die in a Big Shot

OK, so here is my first "Video Tutorial"  don't laugh I was a little nervous but I think I got the information across.  Let me know what you think, good or bad, did I leave anything out or if you have a question. Thanks for watching!

"Mug Rug"


     "Big Shot" die cutting machine
     big shot extended plates
     "Rose of Sharon" Accuquilt Die
       Available from "Sunflower Happiness" $37.00 shipping in July
     Accuquilt cutting mat 5in X 10in
     8 layers of Colorbok textured card stock 12in X 6in (Walmart) 
     Scrap fabric of choice
     Small amount of batting
     Heat N Bond Lite iron on adhesive
     Sewing machine
     Matching thread
     Rotary cutter and ruler

Step 1: Watch the video to see how I used the Big Shot to cut out
the "Rose of Sharon" flower and petals. (unedited version)

So did you like the video? Libby always has the best timing.

cut a piece of fabric 6in X 8in and iron the applique where you
want, I put mine to the side so you would be able to see the
flowers while my cup was on the mug rug.  Do not use the iron
directly on the minky fabric, it is polyester and it will melt with
the iron.  I ironed the adhesive from the back and it was enough to
keep in place.  

 Next you want to sew it in place I used a zig zag stitch.
This is a look from the back.  Normally you would want to use a
stabilizer but the Heat and Bond Lite iron on adhesive was enough
to hold it in place.

Make a quilt sandwich with the back fabric then batting
and the top and baste all layers together with a large stitch.

a peek from the back

Cut the excess off using a rotary cutter and ruler.

Add your bias tape around the outside using your method
of choice.  Approximately 30in of 2 1/2 in wide folded will go around.

now enjoy your Mug Rug with a refreshing beverage.

Monday, June 11, 2012

AccuQuilt Dies

What's New at Sunflower Happiness? Accuquilt dies! 

 I will be offering die cut shapes of fabric and felt on Etsy by this weekend.

If you have a request from what you see here let's talk.