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Yep, the year is flying by already! We have started traveling, so it pays to be ahead of the game here. That means if I want to make my mom something for Mother’s Day, then I need to do it now! I came up with a free pattern to share with you for a Quilted Mug Warmer Gift set, and I found Edison Wax Warmers along with ScentSationals Wax Warmers and wax cubes. Put together, they make an awesome zen-like gift for mom!
This easy pattern uses fabric scraps and is actually a great starter project if you have never quilted before. See below for the full instructions!
I recently discovered the Edison Wax Warmers on a trip to Walmart. And I immediately thought this would make a fabulous gift for Mother’s day! Edison Warmers are a new product line from Scentsationals. Did you know that current trends in lighting are making vintage the new chic? These stylish warmers utilize Thomas Edison-inspired light bulbs. Each vintage warmer is inspired by historical antique pieces.
For something trendy and stylish, they also offer Scentsationals Warmers. This cute ceramic owl warmer is nice sized at about 6″ tall, and makes a nice addition to your decor. And there are tons of styles to choose from! Each design is hand-made and individually inspired.
In fact, I had a difficult time choosing a fragrance! Scentsationals offers superior quality wax that is made in the USA. They include a proprietary wax blend that is designed to hold optimal fragrance loads. What does that mean for us? Well, it smells amazing and lasts for hours!
My personal favorite is Lemongrass Mint. I chose the wax cubes. Simply break off a cube and save the rest for later.
Put the cube of wax in the top of the warmer, add the lid, and plug it in! These warmers are safe as the wax does not get hot enough to burn so if it is spilled, you will not be harmed. (Be sure to follow all instructions carefully!)
I love the fact that a candle is not needed. No open flames!
So, we have a cool gift for mom, but how about something hand-made too?
For the mug warmer set, I used colorful fabric along with a dark contrasting fabric. Cut the following:
5 different brightly colored fabric each cut (2.5″ x 4.5″) Dark contrasting fabric cut (10 ea.) 2.5″ x 2.5″ squares Dark contrasting fabric cut (1 ea.) 4.5″ x 10″ (backing) 1 small elastic hair tie 1 brightly colored button Small piece of batting
2 different brightly colored fabric each cut (2.5″ x 4.5″) Dark contrasting fabric cut (4 ea.) 2.5″ x 2.5″ squares Dark contrasting fabric cut (1 ea.) 4.5″ x 4.5″ (backing) Brightly colored fabric cut (4 ea.) 1.5″ x 5.5″ (binding) Small piece of batting
NOTE: Maintain 1/4″ seams throughout this project.
Begin by taking one of the 2.5″ x 4.5″ colored rectangles and one of the 2.5″ x 2.5″ contrasting squares. Place them right sides together. Sew diagonally from top left corner to bottom right corner.
Trim off the outside corner as shown, allowing about a 1/4″ seam.
Open up the sewn section. Press. Then place a second contrasting square (right sides together) on the opposite side as shown. Sew diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Trim as before.
Press open. This unit is called a “Flying Geese” unit in quilting terms. For the mug warmer, we need a total of five of these units. For the coaster, you will need two units.
Create a total of seven units for both the mug warmer and coaster. Press.
For the mug warmer, place two units together (right sides together). Sew along the long side of the rectangle, being sure that your colored triangles all face the same direction. The two coaster sections will be sewn together in the same way with the exception that the triangles face opposite directions.
This is how they look sewn together and ready for the next step.
For the mug warmer, place the backing fabric right side up. Position the elastic hair tie on top of the backing fabric on the right side facing in. (Make sure the edge of the hair tie is within the 1/4″ seam line on the very edge of the fabric). Place the sewn together top wrong side up on top. Now sew along three sides, leaving the end without the tie open so that the project can be turned. See above. (Note- the drawing shows where the hair tie is placed, but it will be between the fabric layers).
Flip the entire piece right side out and then press. Cut a piece of batting that is slightly smaller than the finished piece. Use a ruler to push the piece of batting inside the sleeve, then use your sewing machine to quilt it any way you like. (I followed the lines of the triangles).
Once it is quilted, blind stitch the open end to close it.
For the coaster, lay the backing wrong side up. Cut a piece of batting the same size and lay on top. Finally, place the pieced top right side up on top.
Sew along the lines of the triangles to sew all three layers together.
For the binding, with right sides together, sew one of the binding strips as shown above.
Fold that strip open and then sew on the next strip (right sides together). Continue all the way around.
Fold the binding fabric over to the back and blind stitch. (For more binding instructions, see my post on quilt binding).
Finish by sewing a button on the end of the mug warmer.
It definitely makes a great gift on it’s own. Add an Edison Wax Warmer and a few nice scents, and I bet mom will be thrilled!
You can find a huge variety of Edison Wax Warmers and Scentsationals Warmers and Scented Waxes at Walmart! Just check out the selection!
Edison Warmers are visually stunning, with a beautiful warm light glow. A perfect gift for mom, and it looks pretty darn awesome in my RV too!
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