The Busy Thimble
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Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
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Downtown BG, next to Ben Franklin Crafts
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Valentine’s Table Runner, Mug Rugs and potholder
 
Supplies:                                                                   WOF= width of fabric
2/3 yard grey fabric (19 inches needed)                  RST= right sides together
(96) 2” x 2” scraps of pink and red fabrics               Press all seams as you go.
1/2 yard pink fabric, binding
1/2 yard backing fabric for runner
(2) 9” x 9” squares for backing of mug rugs
(1) 10” x 10” square for backing of potholder
(2) 9 1/2” x 9 1/2” squares of Insult-Bright for potholder
1 yard batting (or one piece approx. 28” x 38”)
*Optional (1) 9 1/2” x 9 1/2” square batting for potholder
 
Finished size of runner about 15 1/2" x 36 1/2"; mug rugs 8" sqare; potholder 8" square.
 
Cutting
From GREY fabric cut:
Table runner pieces
(3) 6 1/2” x 6 1/2” squares
(2) 3 1/2” x 36 1/2” strips for long borders
(2) 3 1/2” x 9 1/2” strips for short borders
(2) 2” x 9 1/2” strips for divider strips 
Mug Rug pieces
(2) 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” squares
(4) 1 1/2” x 6 1/2” strips
(4) 1 1/2” x 8 1/2” strips
Potholder
(1) 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” square
(2) 2” x 6 1/2” strips
(2) 2” x 9 1/2” strips
 
Piecing
Runner: For each of the (3) grey squares, place (4) scrap 2” squares at top and bottom and (6) on each side for placement. Sew the top (4) together and the bottom (4) together and attach to the grey square. Do the same with the sides using (6) 2” squares and attach. These blocks will measure 9 1/2” x 9 1/2” square. Sew (1) 2” x 9 1/2” strip between the first two of the completed blocks and (1) between the second and third blocks, forming the center of the runner. Next sew the short border pieces to the ends and the long border pieces to the long top and bottom edges. Using batting and backing, finish quilting how you wish and attach binding!
 
Mug Rugs: Basically the same idea as the runner’s center blocks only smaller. Using the (2) 3 1/2” squares, place (2) scrap pieces on top and bottom sides and (4) scraps on the other two sides for placement. Sew top and bottom (2) scraps together then to the grey square; then sew the (4) scraps together on each side and sew to the square to form the finished block. This should measure 6 1/2” x 6 1/2”. Sew the (2) short strips to the top and bottom; sew the longer (2) strips to the sides. Using batting and backing, complete the mug rugs by quilting and binding. 
 
Potholder: We’re just doing the same block as with the mug rugs! Finished, this will end up slightly larger at about 9 1/2” square to be able to cut down to size after we add all the layers and quilt it. Take backing for potholder and lay it wrong-side up on the table. Add one layer of Insult-Bright on top and one layer of batting if you are using it, and the second layer of Insult-Bright, and finishing with the potholder top on top, right-side up. Carefully pin all layers and quilt the potholder. Quilt the potholder however you like then trim down to 8 1/2” x 8 1/2” square. Sew around all four sides of the potholder, a scant 1/4” from the edge. Using a scrap of grey fabric cut 2” by 5”, make a hanging tab. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and press. Open up the strip and fold each edge into the middle fold line and then fold whole thing in half lengthwise again. Sew the open edge. Pin to the back of the potholder, raw edges together, and sew the tab to the edge. Bind as usual!