Today features a mug rug or snack mat by Sneezerville. The quilting really caught my eye. Plus, it used two inch squares. What is not to love?!
I was concerned about the size–at about 7″ it would be a little small if you have a large mug or prefer substantial (multi-cookie) snacks. Then I realized that the tutorial writer had used 1/2″ seam allowances, not the standard 1/4″ used for quilting. Well, that changes things.
The new dimensions for the finished piece are 9″ x 10-1/2″. The four pieces of background fabric should be 5″ x 6-1/4″ , 3-1/2″ x 6-1/4″, 5″ x 3-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ , and you need more like 50″ of binding. The back, of course, needs to be larger than 9″ x 10-1/2″. I pieced mine.
So, there you have it. It took some adjustment, but I like the results. If you wanted the original dimensions you could use 1-1/2″ squares and a standard 1/4″ seam allowance to produce very nearly the same effect.
ps–If you make one and would like to share, please do! I am interested in hearing how this tutorial works for you. ddt
pps–It would be easy to add a few squares and make placemats. ddt