Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wonky Log Cabin Mug Rug Tutorial


We're kicking off Marblehead Week today--a week of tutorials and giveaways here at Inspired by Fabric!
Each day we'll be sharing how-tos for some fun small projects using our favorite basics line, and we'll be giving away fat quarter bundles of Marblehead so you can try these projects yourself. 


 Today's tutorial: Wonky Log Cabin Mug Rug


You'll Need:
  • 10-12 Marblehead fat quarters (you'll only use a bit from each, but you can use the remainder for the other projects we'll be featuring)
  • 10" x 14" piece of batting

Cut a 3" square from your first fabric to be the center of the log cabin. Cut a 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece from fabric #2. Sew this to one side of the center square and press open.

Lay a ruler across the stitched pieces on an angle (slight or more obvious, your choice). Trim. 

Cut a strip from fabric #3 that is any width between 1-1/2" and 3-1/2" and slightly longer than the beginning of your log cabin. Stitch to the angled trimmed side.

Rotate the unit, lay the ruler down on an angle, and trim. 

Keep adding strips around the center square in the same manner.

Continue adding strips of various widths until your wonky log cabin measures at least 8-1/2" x 12-1/2".

Square up the unit to measure 8-1/2" x 12-1/2" (or a size that you prefer). You can give your piece a more wonky look by tilting the ruler.

The trimmed top:


Cut a piece of backing fabric measuring 10" x 14" Layer the backing right side down and then add the batting and pieced top. Baste the layers together.


Machine quilt the piece using a walking foot. Straight lines on a diagonal are a great option--easy and modern looking. Use a ruler and a water soluble fabric marking pen to draw the first line and then stitch additional lines using the sewing machine foot as a guide.

Trim the quilted piece and bind using 2-1/2" wide strips. And you're done!


Today we're giving away a fat quarter bundle of Marblehead prints! To enter to win, simply sign up to follow our blog using Bloglovin' or "follow by email" (both on the righthand sidebar) and then leave a comment below telling us your favorite fabric color. The giveaway will be open through Thursday, August 8th at 11:59 EST.

57 comments:

  1. I follow by email and lately I'm crazy over aqua fabrics.

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  2. I love to make Wonky Log cabin table runners using 3 or 4 blocks...they always are impressive!! My favorite col our is aqua! Thanks for the chance! I follow you via Bloglovin' :-)

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  3. My favorite color depends on my mood, but more often than not it's something in the blue family.

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  4. I have been following through Bloglovin', just liked your facebook page and shared this post to my facebook page at http://facebook.com/sewfreshquilts. My favourite colour of fabric is turquoise or any hue of blue!

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  5. I love Teal.. I signed up to follow by e-mail. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I follow using bloglovin'. My favorite color is aqua/turquoise

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  7. I follow with bloglovin. I love red and turquoise. O I just couldn't pick one.

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  8. I followed you with my email address and I love all kinds of blues...from dark to turquoise!

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  9. I love orange! I signed up to follow by e-mail. Greetings from Slovakia :-)

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  10. I love green and purple together. Thanks for the sharing! The mug rug is awesome!

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  11. My favorite color is purple, but I have more blues in my stash. I can't figure out why, but I seem to purchase more blues!

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  12. I follow by email at louster388atyahoodotcom:)
    My fav color is orange:)

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  13. I'm a Bloglovin follower. Love the fabric!

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  14. I follow by email and I like grayish colors.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  15. My all time favorite color is marblehead (love 'em all!), but currently I'm obsessed with lime green.

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  16. I have been following via email. I like lots of colors, lately its been purple and green.

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  17. I signed up for Bloglovin' and have been receiving email for some time. I can always find a half yard of blue fabric in any fabric shop.

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  18. My very favorite color is turquoise. I'm a follower

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  19. follow by e-mail and love red, thanks

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  20. I follow by email.
    favorite color: blue, no! red!! no! green!!!

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  21. I follow by email. My favorite color is blue - all sorts of blues! Aqua, teal, navy, indigo . . .

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  22. I subscribed to follow by email using my blogger email address although I follow your blog with my personal email address already. I use a different email address to respond to blogs with blogger. Anyway, red is my favorite color. Thank you for the chance to win a bundle of Marblehead prints.

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  23. I follow you by email. Favorite colors = burgundy, gold, green.

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  24. i follow you already via email and love your blog. my favorite color is red and i dont understand that i have quilted for over forty years and never cared for red. it was always pink and purple. i just love marblehead. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  25. I already follow you by email. My favorite is the dark blue.

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  26. I can see that I am part of the majority when I say teal/aqua/blue. Love the marbles

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  27. I follow you via email. I love Christmas red. Thank you for the tute.

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  28. I am also a purple lover;however, I love love love colors!Oh!! I hope a win! Thanks Debbie for telling me about this post!

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  29. I follow you on FB and email. My favorite color is green.

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  30. I follow via email and I love red and aqua. Thanks for the tutorial for the mug rug and the giveaway.

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  31. I follow through Google Friends Connect and my favorite color fabric is red

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  32. I already follow you by email. My favorite color is green.

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  33. email subscriber & my favorite color is green

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  34. I find I'm drawn to the colors of fall - gold/red/green/brown. I follow you by RSS Feed and e-Mail.

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  35. I follow on Blogger and on Bloglovin.
    My favourite colour is green. Thanks for the chance!

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  36. I love Teal these days. Don't know why really. I used to love blues.

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  37. I follow you on Google and Bloglovin. I love blue in every shade, thanks.

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  38. I already follow you by e-mail. I love teal.

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  39. I already follow you via email. My favorite color is purple!

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  40. OOOh! The mug rug is so pretty. Thank you for the giveaway. I am already a follower through GFC/Bloglovin. My favorite color is green.

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  41. Thanks, I follow via email. jade and emerald and my newest favs.

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  42. I follow on bloglovin! And rss! My favourite color scheme just HAS to be Autumn/Fall! I love the rich combination of browns and reds and oranges! If I had to pick a backup it could be vibrant rainbows! :)

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  43. I already follow via Bloglovin' and also via email.
    My favorite fabric color is a rich, yet bright purple. (ok, just about any purple catches my eye! HAHA)

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  44. I'm following with Bloglovin'. I always go for the oranges, especially the batiks!

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  45. Love these colors and the easy-peasy projects!

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  46. I follow through the Blog. My favorite color is purple and shades thereof!

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  47. I follow through Bloglovin... and my favorite color is yellow!

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  48. I follow through Blog Lovin. My favorite color is Pink!
    Sandy A

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