Project

Cuppa Tea Mug Rug

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm very proud of the cuteness of the mug-rugs. I am an amateur at applique and was still successful at making these mug-rugs. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a transparency of the layout guide on page 2 of the pattern to assist with placement of the pattern pieces. This worked really well for me. Use raw-edged applique for the entire piece or needle-turned applique for the larger pieces and raw-edged applique for the small pieces. I found it was easiest and fastest to use a running stitch for the embroidery for 'Cuppa Tea' and the tea pouring out of the teapot. On my first mug-rug I used a daisy chain for 'Cuppa Tea' and that took too long and was a little hard on my aging eyesight.

What you will need

  • I made two mug rugs and used 1 fat quarter for the appliques and binding
  • half a fat quarter for the backing
  • two 5" charms for embellishments and batting
  • along with Steam A Seam II Lite for the raw-edged appliques. All of these were picked from my stash.

Q&A with Chumkie

beeboop71 asked:
Very sweet!
Chumkie answered:
Thank you.
Tanya W. asked:
You did a great job, and I think you were wonderfully generous in your descriptions as to how you did it! Thank you for that!
Chumkie answered:
You're very welcome, Tanya!
Lisa_Marie. asked:
I love mug rugs! You did a great job on both.
Chumkie answered:
Thank you, Lisa Marie. I love mug rugs too!
TeaForTwo asked:
These came out really cute! I love all things tea related and these are charming!
Chumkie answered:
Thank you. I love mug rugs and enjoyed making this one!
skowron5 asked:
Very pretty. I like your fabric choice and quilting in the background.
Chumkie answered:
Thanks!

Skill Level

Intermediate