Thursday, December 11, 2014
Merry Mug Rug Blog Hop - Pleated Tree
Hey there! When Jennifer of Ellison Lane asked me if I'd like to participate in her Merry Mug Rug Blog Hop I was happy to oblige!
I thought it would be fun to make a smaller version of my pleated tree block.
The original block is 8" x 10", but you can make this block pretty much any size and even a little wonky if you like! I'm including some pictures from my original tutorial below - feel free to check out the complete tutorial here.
For the smaller version, I pleated a 4" x 10" strip off a layer cake square. Your pleated piece should look something like this ...
In my original tutorial, I used a solid white background. If you are using a print, you'll need to cut two 6" squares. Cutting each one on opposite diagonal angles to get triangles for the sides.
Sew the sides on one at a time and then add a trunk section along the bottom.
Trim to the size you want and add a border if you like. I chose to add a scrappy-ish border of red prints from Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille.
I used a red layer cake square for the backing and self-binding of my little mug rug. It's quick and simple! Check out this tutorial here that shows how I do this binding technique.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you make a pleated tree project, I'd love to see it! Link it up or tag me @sewlux on Instagram.
Happy Sewing! :-)