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May 20, 2017
Bigfoot Sighting In a Beer Mug Rug from Pink Doxies


Bigfoot Is Real!


One thing I would never have put to my name is a Bigfoot quilt, I thought, but I had a passionate request from someone close to me for a king size quilt with Bigfoot on it. This was a good time for me to practice how to talk someone/something down to size, and we continued until I knew it was manageable during this terribly busy season. 


We started with the image of the iconic hairy beast seen so often from his profile on every possible surface. I started with a basic line drawing, tweaked it to ...

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May 9, 2017
QUILTING: Orange Slice Mug Rug from Samelia's Mum

Have you visited the Fortworth Fabric Studio Blog lately? If you haven’t, you must stop on over there very soon. Lindsey creates and shares so many wonderful tutorials regularly.

I’m a part of a FB craft group. It began many years ago on a forum, in the days before Facebook, and now most of us are in this group and it’s a lovely place for everyone to catch up on the latest creations. One of the members organised a little swap for those of us who were interested. Me, being a bit of a sucker for a ...

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May 2, 2017
Curve Pieced Hydrangea Flower Tutorial from Quilt Art by Olena Pugachova

patchwork tutorial

To mark the arrival of spring I'd like to share with you a nice little flower pattern that would be nice to try for somebody who is learning curve piecing or just wants to add some curvy zest to their piecing. It can look as modern or as traditional as you want it to depending on your fabric choices.

patchwork tutorial

I designed it to go together with my butterfly pattern, it is compatible in size and style and together they can form lots of different layouts. I played with a couple of options for a bed quilt here:



The flower ...

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April 26, 2017
Leukemia Awareness for a Friend from Sylvia Stitches

Cancer Awareness - Items to Sew.
My friend has been in a battle with leukemia.  Hope and pray for her recovery.  I made her a few essentials for some support.


I found the leukemia cancer ribbon fabric at spoonflower.com.

Made a hand-sanitizer and a tissue cover.  I will post instructions later this week on making an easy tissue cover.

Found an in-the-hoop cancer-awareness mug rug on etsy from the HenZEmbroidery.  Personalized it for my friend.
In-the-Hoop Mug Rug.
The backside of the mug rug is the cancer ribbon fabric.

And a leukemia awareness cancer ribbon tea light cover.  Just because ...

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April 17, 2017
Ostern ist gelb.... from Quilt Collection M.

...und gelb ist wie das Licht und die Sonne. Und wer mag im Augenblick keine Sonne? Damit war meine Farbwahl für das nächste kleine Projekt getroffen. Tatsächlich habe ich einige gelbe Stoffe. Ich konnte also aus meinem Fundus arbeiten.

Bei Katharina habe ich ein schönes Tutorial für ein Osterei-Tassen-Mug Rug gesehen. Gesehen und nachgebastelt. Ein weiteres Tutorial mit gequilteten Osterhäschen zeigt Lori Kennedy. Die beiden Sachen - gestreiftes Osterei und die gequilteten Motive- mal eben verbinden und schon gibt es super schöne Mug Rugs und Tischsets.  Und vor allem kann man wieder einmal wunderbar das Freemotion Quilting üben mit einem netten ...

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Misc from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

I've been busy sewing, but, not much to show for it. 

First, one of my groups, Quilt Along,  had a mug rug exchange.  These are the mug rugs I made for the exchange (we were to turn in 3 mug rugs, and get 3 mug rugs back).  I made 4 (one to keep for myself).
2 of my matching mug rugs
I got the idea from Jennifer O's blog, Sewhooked.  She makes lots of paper pieced patterns available (some free, some for a small charge).  She offered this pattern for free, back in February.  I'm not much ...

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April 1, 2017
April Muggamo from Patterns by Jen

Welcome to April's Muggamo tutorial! The great thing about Mug Rugs is that they are great scrap busters. You don't need much to make a cute, functional piece.



Download the pattern here.


Fabric pieces needed

Fabric 1:
1 square 3 1/2"
1 square 2 5/8"

Fabric 2:
2 squares 2 3/8"
2 squares 2", cut once on the diagonal 

Fabric 3:
1 square 4 1/4"
1 square 3 1/2"

Fabric 4:
4 squares 2 3/8" 
Draw a line on the diagonal on the wrong side of each square.

Backing/Batting:
7" x ...

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March 1, 2017
March Muggamo Pattern from Patterns by Jen

Welcome to the March Muggamo pattern! I hope you are looking forward to it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. 


There is a little more piecing in this one, but it is all pretty easy. Download the pattern here.

Pieces needed

White background:
Two 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
Two 3 1/4" squares

Black Background:
Two 3 1/2" squares

Light Green:
One 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle
One 1 1/2" x 16" strip

Dark Green:
One 1 1/2" x 16" strip
One 2" x 36" strip for binding ...

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February 27, 2017
Gifts for Mim from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

This week is my week to switch my creative hats. I will not be sewing this week but instead will be working on my scrapbooks. I will be in Seattle all week at my dear friend's house. My friend Monika and I will travel to Mim's where we will eat, talk, drink, talk and oh yeah...scrapbook. Mim and her husband spoil us with their incredible hospitality so it is only natural that I try to spoil her by making a few things that she has hinted at liking.

Giving a handmade gift is one of my favorite ...

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February 24, 2017
Quilt Kisses from MMM Quilts

Yesterday I mentioned all the secret sewing that has been going on over here, and today I can show you one of the projects because it arrived at its new owner's house!  It is one of two DrEAMi! projects that took my focus away from what I should have been doing this month.

This is Quilt Kisses.  You might think, hey, wait a minute, isn't there a blog in QBL by that name?  Yup.  And that is exactly where this mug rug went, to Jasmine, of Quilt Kisses.

Last May I was part of Lara's, Buzzin' Bumble ...

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Quilt Kisses from MMM Quilts

Yesterday I mentioned all the secret sewing that has been going on over here, and today I can show you one of the projects because it arrived at its new owner's house!  It is one of two DrEAMi! projects that took my focus away from what I should have been doing this month.

This is Quilt Kisses.  You might think, hey, wait a minute, isn't there a blog in QBL by that name?  Yup.  And that is exactly where this mug rug went, to Jasmine, of Quilt Kisses.

Last May I was part of Lara's, Buzzin' Bumble ...

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February 23, 2017
How to Sew a Heart Mug Rug Quilting Tutorial from Craftcore

In this tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to make this super cute heart mug rug. I’ve made mine in red, white and pinks, giving off a major Valentine’s Day vibe, but you could easily swap up the colours for a totally different look all year round.

You can watch my video tutorial or read the transcript below.  I’ve included a few photos for reference but the main tutorial is on the video portion of this posting.

How to Sew a Heart Mug Rug – Video Tutorial:

This is a great project to use up fabric ...

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February 21, 2017
Create a mug rug using passport 3.0’s decorative stitches from Quilt Social

 

Spring is in the air! The first fun holiday of the season is almost here – St. Patrick’s Day! In yesterday’s post I went on a stitch adventure with PFAFF’s passport 3.0 and used many of the preset stitches to make a selvege stitch sampler.

I was inspired by the hearts of February to re-purpose them into shamrocks for March. Today I’m going to add a shamrock to my stitch sampler and make it into a mug rug.

 

shamrock applique on stitch sampler from passport 3.0
Stitch sampler turned into lucky mug rug.

 

I used three hearts to make my shamrock. To make the ...

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February 17, 2017
Mug Rug from MMM Quilts

My love-affair with scraps is well-known.  I showed you the flimsy of the 6" square I made with scraps from the rainbow scrappy binding for Whirling Stars.  Here is the mug rug I just had to finish up this past week.

I honestly do not believe I have ever bound a quilt with a yellow binding, especially one this vibrant. It's another sneak peek at one of the fabrics responsible for my 10-day posting hiatus.  I did an X through the two main diagonal lines of the mug rug and then...couldn't stop.

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Mug Rug from MMM Quilts

My love-affair with scraps is well-known.  I showed you the flimsy of the 6" square I made with scraps from the rainbow scrappy binding for Whirling Stars.  Here is the mug rug I just had to finish up this past week.

I honestly do not believe I have ever bound a quilt with a yellow binding, especially one this vibrant. It's another sneak peek at one of the fabrics responsible for my 10-day posting hiatus.  I did an X through the two main diagonal lines of the mug rug and then...couldn't stop.

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February 16, 2017
A MUG RUG FOR A VALENTINE'S PRESENT from Q-BITS

It's been over a month since I last posted.  Not much quilting has gone on.  I've been working on making doll clothes for an 18" doll for a charity donation project.  It did include a doll quilt --- more on that in the future.  I hope to get back to quilting regularly in the next week or so ----

I took an afternoon off from the doll clothes to make a mug rug for my granddaughter for a Valentine's present to use in her office.
Fun fabrics were from the Loralie Harris fabric line.  I discovered her studio recently ...

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February 14, 2017
Happy Valentine's Day! from Quilting by the River

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! I made a few new fabric boxes from my tutorial and also a couple mug rugs. Visit me at my new website to learn more!


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February 8, 2017
Kiss Me Quick, Valentine!!! from Amy Made That

Hello, Friends!
If you're looking for a quick gift idea
from the heart, for someone who's sweet,


This pattern is very versatile, which is great news.
This is an example of a clean and simple design,
using one single fabric for the front.


 I had all of the supplies on hand...
this mug rug started out as two 10" layer cake squares
from Sweetwater's "First Crush" line for Moda.


I used a charming label from Sweetwater,
to put into words exactly what I was thinking.
This ...

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February 7, 2017
Valentine Mug Rug Tutorial from Thread Head

This is the next in my series of Mug Rug tutorials - perfect for Valentines Day or a Wedding Anniversary (like mine - our anniversary is in less than a week - my husband asked if this was his anniversary present).


This is using the hexagon shaped mug rug base from another tutorial (I said I would be having more tutorials for that shape) - Hexagon Shaped Mug Rug Tutorial.
I used a 5" radius for this hexagon, the finished mug rug is 10" point to point and about 8.5" straight edge to straight edge.

This is the most simple appliqué, and any ...

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February 5, 2017
February Muggamo from Patterns by Jen

Welcome back to PBJ's Muggamo! 
February's mug rug pattern is extremely easy, and you can make it up in just a couple of hours. Did you miss the first Muggamo pattern? Take a look at January's Muggamo pattern and get an introduction.

Introducing February's Mug Rug:

Download the free February pattern here.

Supplies needed:
White: three 1 1/2" x 5" strip
Tan: one 4 1/4" square
four 2" squares
Red: four 2 3/8" squares
three 1 1/2" x 5" strip
Focal point: one 3 1/2" square
Backing and Batting: 7" x ...

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