With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s the ideal time to think about making a hand-crafted gift. Here are a couple that are fun and easy to do.
Mother’s Day Mug Rug
Mug Rugs are great fun to make, and are perfect gifts for every tea-loving mum, being the ideal size for a brew and a biscuit.
Start off with a 2×3 grid of patchwork squares as your background, then draw (or trace) your design on contrasting fabric (our jelly rolls are just right for this part of the rug). Cut out the pieces and iron them onto your background using an iron-on adhesive such as Bondaweb.
Then you just need to sew around your design using a zigzag stitch and add any embellishments, before finishing off the edges of your Mug Rug as you would a normal quilt.
They’re a lovely, personalised gift. Just be ready to make your mum a test cup of tea when you give it to her.
Mother’s Day Pincushion
If your mum is a quilter too, why not make her a beautiful and useful pincushion?
The effect we’re going for here is a cushion in the red, with a heart shaped cut out of the front/top piece of fabric, behind which we can stitch the inset fabric.