Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Tree Mug Rug from Quiltville

 I saw a post on Quiltville's blog yesterday.  She gave away a free pattern for a mug rug here.   I don't want to start "new" projects, but I just couldn't help myself.  I did add the small red border to the pattern.  I seldom follow a pattern exactly.
 When I printed the paper piecing patterns, I couldn't believe how small the trees were. This is small.  You can use your crumb stash here.  That stippling is really, really small. 

I attached the back like Ricky Timms does.  You make the part that looks like a binding an extra border on the top.  The back is two pieces partially sewn together leaving a turning hole.  I added the hanging loop before the back.  Sew the back all the way around, clip the corners, and turn the mug rug.  Next you press the edges and then quilt.  I added the label after turning.  I should have added it before I attached the back.  It is iron on, but caught in one of the quilting lines.  This was a WAY fun project.  I was very excited about it all the way through.  I am going to enlarge the pattern and see what I can do with a larger version.  

1 comment:

Beatrice said...

found your blog via the comments on Bonnie's post.
I love your red border!
Beatrice (from France - Europz!)


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