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Invisible Applique Mug Rug

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Mug Rug being used for embroidery thread

Created using this Craftsy indie pattern

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

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Casual, Art, Retro Vintage, Classic
Joanna Strohn on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Regular cotton and batik fabric, specialty fabric scraps for the spool threads, Aurifil cotton thread, Superior Monopoly, batting scrap, Sharon Schamber applique fabric, Elmer's purple washable glue

Joanna Strohn on craftsy.com

I had the pleasure of taking a class with Keith Dommer at The Quilter's Market in Tucson, Arizona. I wanted the opportunity to practice the techniques he showed. I decided this would be an ideal project since it included curves, points, and straight lines. I used the opportunity to try several specialty fabrics for the threads. Leaves are batik.I used the applique stitch on my Juki HZL-F600 machine. The stems are not hand embroidery. I used the triple stitch with King Tut thread. It looks like hand embroidery. I gave this to a friend and she said it was too pretty to use as a mug rug! So she's using it to hold her needles and embroidery threads. This was a fun project and great for anyone wanting to use the invisible applique technique. Recommended resources are Harriet Hargrave, Sharon Schamber, and Beth Ferrier. There's a class on Craftsy taught by Beth Ferrier. Keith Dommer's class covered the different techniques.

07/24/2014 Flag

So pretty! I really like your batiks for this. They are always perfect for flowers, leaves, and other items found in nature.

07/26/2014 Flag