A Couple Quick Projects!

Time for a little clear out of an old project. There were some sample squares made when testing fabric for a large quilt and I hated to throw them out. Solution? Trim down to 5″ and make mug rugs! These had been lying around for months, quilted but waiting for binding. And now they are done.

On my Fun With Free Motion Quilting FB group, I shared a Quilter’s Digest post showing a very attractive table topper. But they were using a specialty 60 degree cutting ruler. Could I make the table topper using my regular ruler? Why yes, yes I could. I like it so much that I plan to make a few more to switch out on my table from time to time. Teal is the accent color in my kitchen, so I grabbed some batiks from stash and made this.

Finding the 60 degree angle.

Marking the 60 degree angle on my 12.5″ square ruler with quilter’s masking tape.

Cutting my 60 degree angle on my strip set.
Cutting second 60 degree angle at 6.5″ on my strip set.

Sewing the first half together with Y seams.

Here is where to find the pattern. Copy and paste in your browser.

Create a Lovely Topper for Winter or All Year Long

Quilted and done in two short days!

Happy quilting all! Lennea


  1. Oh Wowwww Leanna such an easy way to get that 60degree cutting!!! Thanks a million for sharing that. I so often use or want that cut. Your mug mats are great a lovely wee set for a Christmas present may be? It’s coming up fast this year? Love the finished table runner and you did it your way LOL Cheers Glenda

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  2. Hi Lennea! Great use of the extra blocks for mug rugs. I enjoy using them, especially at work. I like to switch them out as the seasons change. Thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Originally, I was dismissive of mug rugs, but a friend sent me a couple and I am a mug rug convert.

      I love being able to set down my coffee without it sliding off a coaster! Thanks Rosanne


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