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ITH Margarita Mug Rugs

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Materials
  • For each Mug Mat
  • 6” x 10” or larger embroidery hoop
  • 1 9” x 7” rectangle of cotton fabric for the front
  • 1 9” x 7” rectangle of cotton fabric for the back
  • 1 9” x 7” rectangle of Battilizer® or low loft batting
  • 1 2 ¼ by 30” strip of fabric for the binding
  • Stable Cut Away Stabilizer to fit your hoop size
  • Spray adhesive

  • Designs used in this project

    Final Product: What You Will Create

    Preface:
    Due to the bright colors in these designs the mug rugs present a good opportunity to have fun with Madeira variegated thread #2148 to use for the quilting stitches. This #2148 variegated thread is also used in the guitar mug rug for the neck. For the quilting in each mug rug you can ignore the color specified in the color chart and use which ever thread complements your fabrics.  


    Step 1:
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    Tautly hoop the stabilizer in the embroidery hoop and cut your fabrics as listed in the materials list.


    Step 2:
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    If necessary for the design format or hoop that are using rotate the design to a vertical position at the embroidery machine.


    Step 3:
    Run color stop (CS) 1 in a color to match the fabric as a placement line on the stabilizer only. Spray adhesive on the back of the front fabric and position over the placement line so that the fabric exceeds the placement line by ½” on all sides. Run CS 2 in a color to the match the fabric to tack down the top fabric.

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    Step 4:
    Follow the color chart to embroider the graphic through the next to last color stop.

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    Step 5:
    Remove the hoop from the machine and place face down on a flat surface.

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    Step 6:
    Spray adhesive on the Battilizer® rectangle and position it on the back of the embroidery aligning with the fabric that is on the front of the hoop.

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    Step 7:
    Spray adhesive on the wrong side of the back fabric and align over the Battilizer®.

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    Step 8:
    Return the hoop to the machine and run the next to last CS in a thread that matches the fabric.

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    Step 9:
    Run the last CS to quilt the project using the color thread of your choice. Variegated thread Madeira # 2148 was used in several of the samples as the colors in this thread go well with the solid threads used in the embroidery.

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    Step 10:
    Lay the ¼” mark of a see through ruler on the tack stitches and trim all edges to ¼” seam allowances.

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    Step 11:
    Tip: If your tack down lines are difficult to see due to the matching thread color mark over the stitching with a removable fabric marking pen so they will be easier to see through the ruler.

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    Step 12:
    Apply binding using your preferred method or see our article https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/emb_learning/project/1465/binding-small-embroidery-projects.aspx

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    Step 13:
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    Congratulations your Margarita Mug Rug is complete. Make all six for a festive party or as a welcome gift.

    For the love of embroidery…
    Pat Williams


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    Meet The Author: Pat Williams
    Award winning Digitizer, Embroidery Educator, Author and a Consultant to the Industry, Pat Williams has 20 years of experience in the embroidery industry. Pat has won multiple awards for her digitizing expertise including the 2007 Impressions Awards Grand Championship, Best of Show as well as the 1st and 2nd Place Awards.. Pat’s love of digitizing has afforded her the opportunity to write many articles for Impressions magazine in the United States and Images Magazine in Europe. She also has authored her own digitizing training CD series, “Digitizing Steps to Success.” In 2001 Pat was named “Embroidery Educator of the Year.” For many years Pat lead digitizing seminars at the ISS Shows in Long Beach, CA and for Compucon software. Pat retired from the commercial embroidery arena in 2010. She now resides in Sierra Vista, AZ. She can be reached at pwilliams22@cox.net.

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