September 24, 2013

Christmas Ticker Tape Mug Rug

Have you ever seen a pattern that just begs you to make it?
That happened to me, the moment I first saw
The Patchsmith's design for

{So many of Amanda's patterns call out to me, that I have trouble keeping up with them.}

Ticker Tape Mug Rug by The Patchsmith

this month, as I made my monthly Christmas project.
I was inspired by the red holiday version that Amanda created.
Here's my interpretation, using my Cherry Christmas bundle!


I drew a sketch for a similar mug rug in my sewing journal,
but unlike The Patchsmith,
I had never executed the idea into an actual design.
What a pleasure it was to just follow
the most excellent instructions
and wind up with THE cutest holiday mug rug ever!


Do you notice the one deviation from the pattern?
I added the big red appliqued bow to the main square,
so it would look like a Christmas present!


I was inspired by this Tiny Treasures pattern
from Pieces From My Heart,
using the little teeny Moda candy squares,
which I also have on my {long} list of
patterns that are begging to be made.

Tiny Treasures pattern by Sandy Gervais
In no time I was finished creating this festive
and functional mini quilt.
Instead of blanket stitching,
I chose to straight-stitch
along the raw edges of each block,
with a stitch length shortened one notch to a 2.0.


Perfect tension made it look
just as good on the back as the front!


All of the mug rugs I make are reversible.
I chose a favorite print from Cherry Christmas
for the backing.
Those are Santa's clothes hanging out to dry.


I love using Pellon 987F fusible fleece, 
so that the mug rug is smooth and flat.
No spilled cocoa from a lumpy surface!


found here, to finish the edges with
my favorite aqua holly print.

{Sigh...}


Wouldn't this make a lovely Christmas present?
Sorry...this one's mine to keep. 
I could be coaxed into making more, though! 


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16 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! Love the bow detail.

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  2. It's beautiful! Love the bow detail.

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  3. it is so pretty and everyone would want one in their stocking. :-)

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  4. Turquoise and red - what a stunner. And I love the fussy cutting. The bow is gorgeous. Love it. xxx

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  5. So completely darling! What is the finished size of this beauty?

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  6. What a gem! YHOY! again! Can you guess my text code? That looks absolutely gorgeous and perfect stitching front and back. Love the colors and fabric so vintage Christmas. What a great idea!

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  7. Another winner, Amy! Beautiful / adorable!

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  8. Beautiful. I like the back side as much as the front. The bow is perfect! Well done, Amy!

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  9. Such a cute and stylish mug rug.... with The Pathsmith's pattern and your fabric choices and execution ! I love the extra bow, too!
    Maybe I can use your mugrug when I come to visit!!
    Susie

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  10. This is so deliciously cute! With this change in the weather, I'm ready for a mocha and a cute mug rug like this one to go with it!

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  11. This is really sweet ...love it !

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  12. Fabulous!! Love every detail of your project... the sweetest!!

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  13. Fabulous!! Love every detail of your project... the sweetest!!

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  14. SOOOO pretty, Amy!! I totally adore your mug rug! The bow is the perfect addition. The colors, the fussy cut, everything just makes me smile!

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  15. It's gorgeous Amy, I love your Christmas interpretation!

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