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Apples for a Teacher Mug Rug


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  • Paper Piecing

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Apples are the perfect gift for a teacher at the end of the school year. This is a quick and easy little project that's sure to be appreciated by a teacher or by anyone. For an extra special touch for a younger child's teacher, you might have your child write a note on the back of the mug rug, or simply sign the back. The wonky gray background has a modern feel, but the apples are pure tradition - a bit of the best of both worlds. The pattern for this mug rug contains 3 pages of instructions, one page with a full size layout of the pattern, one page of templates, and a page of the foundation paper for the background. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to me at: I would love to see photos of your completed work in the completed projects section of this pattern page. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic quilting skills, basic foundation paper piecing skills.

Supplies Needed

  • Several scraps of various gray fabrics for background One 6" square of white fabric for background Scraps of red, brown, and green for apples, stems, and leaves One 9" x 11" piece of fabric for backing 1/8 yard fabric for binding One 9" x 11" piece of batting A small piece of fusible web for applique pieces 1 yard of 1/2" rick-rack Thread

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K Lee 2strings
K Lee 2strings
When I retired from a lifetime of teaching in 2007, I was worried that I'd quickly get bored. That concern didn't last long at all. I was thrilled to discover that there really is life outside of the classroom. I spend parts of most of my days indulging in my favorite hobbies of quilting and sewing. I started designing patterns as an experiment, and no one was more surprised than I was to find that other people liked my little designs. I'm a teacher at heart, so I do try to write my patterns in such a way that beginning quilters can follow them. I include lots of details, photos, and little informative notes. I make myself easily available to my customers, and I respond to all questions as quickly and as thoroughly as I can. Contact Information: Blog:, Facebook Page:, Email: