Just My Type by Tamarinis from Island Batik

Just My Type is exactly what this fabric is and it is so fun to work with! Tamarinis has made me so happy with this line and Island Batik has produced it in gorgeous colors that honestly make my day. I'm so happy I get to share it with you.


As some of you know, I'm an English geek. My degrees are in English and Literature. The written word, grammar, synonyms, word play, scrabble: these are my jam. When another designer tells me she's making a line of fabric all about letters and punctuation, I just about fall out of my chair with excitement. I know. I'm a huge nerd.


Seriously though, it's beautiful fabric and I can't tell you how much fun I have had making things with it. This fabric contains all over punctuation, big letters that look like they hopped off an antique typewriter for you, exclamation points, and the classic writer's coffee mugs complete with little steaming hearts. As you can see, the colors are all relaxing energy, with beautiful bright spots of lime and turquoise.


As I get ready for my own holidays gift giving, I wanted to give you a smaller project you can make with this fabric that would be fun to create for your own family and friends.


Here's what you need to make a unique mug rug with Just My Type:

choose one of the typewriter fabrics with the big letters on it

freezer paper for turned applique

fusible (about a half yard) to avoid turned edge applique

circle templates 1", 3", 4", and 7" or similar sizes

1/4 yard of Timtex or a similar material

3 coordinating fabrics (nothing larger than an 8" x 8" scrap)

1 or 2 coordinating threads

a glue stick

Step 1.

On your background fabric, trace a 7" circle and a 4" circle centered inside of it.


Cut this out with a generous seam allowance. I used a 1/2" seam allowance all the way around.


I love these templates from Quilters Rule.







Step 2.

Trace a 3" circle and a 4" circle on your fusible.


Follow the directions on your fusible material to fuse to the wrong side of your fabric.


Usually there is no wrong side to a batik, but when working with a fabric that has letters and punctuation, you'll want to be sure you are going to have the right side visible.





Step 3.