I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...
I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!
Alfie the Elf and Rudy's Red Nose join Simply Santa for a fun set of mug rugs. They would also make great keepsake/ornament gift tags if you add a ribbon tie to the upper edge as shown on the cover photo. And here's one more idea: Use muslin for the backing to turn the mug rugs into keepsake Christmas Cards. Write your holiday message on the back with indelible ink, and add stamped Christmas designs, doodling, or other embellishments as desired. Tuck into envelopes and mail to special friends and family.
Full-size placement and applique templates are included for each design.
BONUS RECIPES! Pattern includes recipes for two special snacks to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve.