Ok the Countdown to Christmas has begun! First off the checklist is a Hostess gift! Today I have a Wine Bottle Gift Bag and a Mug Rug tutorial to share with you! If you steppin’ out for the holidays you can’t just show up empty handed! How about a bottle of your favorite holiday ‘spirits’ in a cute gift bag and a mug rug! I’m imagining a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream or maybe some espresso vodka? YUM! Couple it with your favorite creamy drink recipe and some sweets? Wouldn’t that be a super sweet gift?
This quilted Bottle Gift Bag Tutorial is easy enough to whip up… and it’s so cute in this ‘in from the cold’ fabric by Kate Spain… remember I used this fabric in my Merry KrisMoose Pillow? I told you I was hooked (confessions of a fabric hoarder!) I ordered a fat quarter bundle of it (merry Christmas to me) and it came with some stocking panels… who knew? happy surprise bonus!
The mug rug is made from a 9″ eight pointed star and measures 11.5″ square when finished with border and binding.
I printed the cutting directions in EQ7 – you can also print most block cutting instructions with the FREE ‘Block Fab’ App right on your phone/ipad/tablet. First cut your star pieces using the mug rug star cutting instructions. You should have the following pieces cut:
Now piece your blocks.
Make your rows.
Piece rows together and add a 1.5″ border. Make a batting sandwich with fabric right sides out.
I hand quilted mine with DMC size 8 Pearl Cotton in Dark Steele Gray 414 – LOVE!
Add binding to finish.
Easy as Pie!
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