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April Showers Mug Rug (pair)


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  • Applique|Embroidery

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When I think of April and the showers that come in spring I picture children out in the rain, splashing in puddles wherever they can find them. These little silhouette mug rugs are the second in what seems to be turning into a series of children and pets at play. This pattern includes three pages of instructions with photos, templates for the children, puppies, and shoes, plus full size layouts of each of the mug rugs. The layouts show placement of applique pieces and the embroidered lines that add the details of puddles, splashes, and shoelaces. I had so much fun making these. They go together quickly and add a bit of traditional whimsy to a coffee table or desktop. 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, applique, and embroidery skills. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Supplies Needed

  • Two 7 1/2 " x 9 1/2 " pieces of print fabric for background 1/8 yard of black fabric for silhouettes Two 9" x 11" pieces of fabric for backing 1/8 yard fabric for binding Two 9" x 11" pieces batting One small piece of fusible web for silhouettes Thread Clear polyester thread in "smoke" Black embroidery floss

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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: