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Heart Cupcake Mug Rug

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Created using this Craftsy Indie Pattern

This project was made from an independent Craftsy designer's pattern:

Hobby and Fun Mug Rugs Book: 10 Patterns »
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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Classic, Modern, Traditional, Casual, Romantic, Whimsical, Holiday
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What materials did you use? Scraps of cotton fabric and a little felt.

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What are you most proud of? 10 patterns for $9.99 - I'm always pleased when I can provide value-for-money. This pattern from the Hobby & Fun pattern book is very versatile as you can mix-and-match the cupcake designs. A single cupcake also looks very good as a coaster.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Remember that cupcakes come in all sorts of variations - lemon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Use scraps of felt for the icing or add small beads as sprinkles. Play with fabric and have fun.

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Your mug rugs are darling! Do you hand stitch these or machine? Your color choices are so nicely chosen.

07/18/2014 Flag

This mug rug was hand stitched but I do both. Some mug rugs have both hand and machine stitching. Hand stitching helps me slow down. To create the cupcake you stitch two pieces of fabric together but even that could be done by hand. As for fabrics - I was thinking of coffee and chocolate cupcakes when I picked the fabric.

07/19/2014 Flag

Sorry - I meant to say this mug rug was machine stitched - not 'hand stitched'. There is a cupcake coaster in the book which is designed totally for hand stitching. But this mug rug is suitable for either and would look lovely hand stitched. As stated - hand stitching is lovely for slowing me down so I often make a hand stitched version of my designs. Regards Amanda

07/25/2014 Flag

You have not only talent, but patience! Beautiful work.

07/25/2014 Flag

What a lovely thing to say - thank you.

07/25/2014 Flag