Happy Galentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2017

I have lots of fun quilty things in the works this year, and one of those happens to be that I am an Island Batik ambassador!




What exactly does that mean? The fabric company, Island Batik, sends me a box of fabric and I get to make things!

Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug RugI just received my first box of happy mail Wednesday night. And boy was I shocked at what was inside! Not only was there (by my rough calculations) over 30 yards of fabric, but also 9 spools of Aurifil thread and 4 spools of Superior threads!!!! And this is just supposed to last the first six months!


Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug

Each month of the year, Island Batik has different projects that I must complete with the fabric. First up, making a mug rug for Galentine's Day!

Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug

Wait? Galentine's Day? Don't you mean Valentine's Day? Nope! Galentine's Day is a new trend - and it's for celebrating your gal pals the day before Valentine's Day!

Of course as soon as I got my box of fabric and thread, I wanted to start sewing! So I whipped up my mug rugs so I could have a Friday finish - and in time for Galentine's Day!
Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug

In the box was a fat quarter bundle of six pink fabrics for this project. I decided to make three mug rugs - I wanted a few more, but time - and I didn't want to run out of fabric!

Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug

I printed an envelope template off the internet and cut two out of fabric for each envelope. I sewed them right sides together, leaving a small gap for turning. After turning, I pressed well and stitched them to a quilt sandwich.

Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug

Next I raw-edge appliqued a few hearts to each mug rug.

Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug

Next I trimmed and added binding.

Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug

Last, I hand-stitched (gasp!) the two side flaps of the envelope to the bottom flap and added a snap for closing. The finished mug rugs measure roughly 7 1/2" x 9".

Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug

I absolutely love how they turned out! Super cute, and perfect for my Galentines! Can't you just imagine a big cookie inside the envelope and a tall glass of milk?

Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug
Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug
Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug

Now I'm off to make a batch of cookies so I can add one before I mail them off to my gal pals!

Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug

Be on the lookout for some other fun projects each month using Island Batik fabric! Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram so you can see what the other ambassadors make too!

Island Batik Galentine Valentine Heart Envelope Mug Rug



12 comments:

  1. Love Love Love that, thanks for showing us how, I'll definitely make one of those.. :)

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  2. Those are adorable and I had to laugh at your "gasp" about hand sewing....that is definitely me!! Have fun making the cookies and you are a awesome ambassador for Island Batik!!

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  3. These are soooo gorgeous!

    Oh wow! You are so lucky! I would love to be a fabric ambassador!

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  4. These are soooo gorgeous!

    Oh wow! You are so lucky! I would love to be a fabric ambassador!

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  5. Beautiful, waiting to see the rest of the projects.

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  6. Those mug rugs are sew much fun! What a wonderful gift for a friend to think of you every time they are used. Have a great Galentine's Day! Thank you for linking to TGIFF.

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  7. Oh they are really cute! And what a great ambassadorship - it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun!

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  8. This is just too darn cute for words! I need to make these in all sorts of colors!

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