Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Galentine's Day 2.0 {Mug Rug Tutorial}

Like last year, us Island Batik Ambassadors have been tasked to make some Galentine's Day themed mug rugs!

Included with our amazing first shipment from Island Batik were some lovely red and pink fat quarters provided for this month's mug rug and mini projects! I also used some lovely threads from Aurifil!

If you remember from last year, I made a Parks and Recreation themed mug rug.

This year I figured I would do the same and start a little collection of my favorite quotes from the show. This year's quote is "I love you and I like you" which is originally from the episode where Ben and Leslie get married. Let's get sewing!

I used the cream and hot pink fat quarters for this mug rug. I cut 9" and 8.5" squares out of the cream and cut a heart out of the hot pink fabric.

I used one of my decorative stitches on my machine to do the machine applique stitching in red Aurifil. 

I used cream Aurifil from my newest box to quilt "I love you and I like you" on the heart. Parks and Recreation fans will know this is from the wedding episode!

I quilted loops around the heart in the background and bound it with the hot pink fabric.

Here are my two minis together!

Come back on Friday to see another pink mini quilt project that I've been busy working on!

Sharing at Linky Tuesday and Let's Bee Social!


  1. I love that you used a fun decorative stitch on the edge of the heart, and it looks so lacy!

  2. That is a very nice idea to have a theme going with your mug rugs. I especially like the fancy stitching around the heart on this years.

  3. Hi Alison,
    Really cute mug rug and it goes so well with the earlier one! I love all of it - the fabrics, the quilting and the expression. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. I like that your version this year compliments your creation from last year so well. :)

  5. Beautiful mug rug for Galentine's Day Alison, and thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  6. Great mug rug. Cute idea to put favorite quotes on it. I haven’t had enough time to make a lot of valentine projects but have enjoyed seeing them.

  7. Just love these Alison, perfect in every way!

  8. Awww! That is a perfect quote for Valentine's! Thought of you yesterday when we rewatched the Galentine's Day episodes. So good!

  9. Very pretty and fun! Now you have a his and hers mug rug for your morning coffee time.


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