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Thread: Really quick question....

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    Really quick question....

    My friend,s birthday is next week and I want to make her some mug rugs with Maxine fabric squares but what do I put between the fabric layers,warm and natural? Or insul??something or some thin layer of batting (I have really thin cotton batting)

    Thanks for any help

    Oh forgot to mention these are 7" squares. I sure hope they won't be big as I didn't want to lose any part of the design
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    Just put cotton batting between the layers as you would a quilt. After all they are just a mini quilt. Cute fabric!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanakatmck View Post
    Just put cotton batting between the layers as you would a quilt. After all they are just a mini quilt. Cute fabric!
    Thanks Nana. I just tried couple of them using fusible fleece...not bad
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    As it is only a mug rug any small pieces you have left from cutting larger quilts will do.
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    the product you mentioned is "insul-bright", and it is used to protect hands and surfaces from really hot stuff, like something that just comes out of the oven or off the stove. to make a mug rug with it would be over-kill since the mug wouldn't be hot enough to scorch a surface.

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    Cute fabric, I have not made mug rugs but, others have and will be able to answer your question.
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    I typically use Warm & Natural or Warm & White for mug rugs.

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    Thanks all for your feedback. I just used some fusible fleece and came out good
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    I've used whatever batting I have left over! BUT the idea of adding insulator sounds good to me. This way they can have the multipurpose of hot pads too

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    thats one of the ways l use up my polar fleece....as 'batting' for smaller projects

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    I used InsulBright in mine, because I use them for hot tea mugs and figured the InsulBright would protect surfaces from heat and or spills.
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    whatever you have for scrap should work unless she is going to put a pot right off the stove on it...then insulbright

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    I use a lot of insul-brite, but sometimes I use scraps of fleece or double knit. Just don't make them too fluffy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie C View Post
    thats one of the ways l use up my polar fleece....as 'batting' for smaller projects
    and it just use it as batting since mug rugs don't need to be fluffy!
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    I think your choice of fabric is fabulous!

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    That is adorable; the DH and I are leaving to take a Christmas shopping trip down in AL and GA, and when I see a quilt shop, I'll be looking for some fabric like that. I love it.....
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    I have made some mug rugs and bought Warm and Natural batting for crafts. It is easier to handle, and is also good for wall hangings and just the right thickness. The alternative would be remnants from other projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtnquiltinglady View Post
    That is adorable; the DH and I are leaving to take a Christmas shopping trip down in AL and GA, and when I see a quilt shop, I'll be looking for some fabric like that. I love it.....
    Believe it or not I found this at Joann's. I went to get fusible fleece and walking by the isle where licensed quilting fabric it caught my eyes and I gasped so lowed that a lady looking at the fabric was cracking up and goes "it must be really interesting what you found" ....lol
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