Gingerbread Man Mug Rug

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This is such a cheery mug rug - it just makes me smile every time I look at it. I also like that one pattern has two different outcomes - giving excellent value for money which is something I believe in. These gingerbread men are placed on a 10" x 6" background rectangle (this can be trimmed once quilting is complete). I quilted all the way around the gingerbread men which makes them plump up a little - I love this look. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I used a permanent fabric marker to make the faces - this is a great option for a beginner or if you don't like embroidery but do test the marker on a scrap of fabric to make sure it suits the fabric you are using. (You can embroider the eyes and mouths very easily and the details are in the pattern.) Whether you are a beginner or experienced quilter this is a great little mug rug to give as a pressie or to put in the Christmas bazaar as a raffle prize.

Q&A with The Patchsmith

Summercrafter asked:
You've done it again. Perfect for Christmas treat placemats : D
The Patchsmith answered:
It would also make great bunting I think - especially if made out of two pieces of felt fused together. Might just try it out.
Corita asked:
All of your projects are amazing. I like to think of myself as creative, but I am so inspired by everything you do! Thank you.. I want all your patterns!
The Patchsmith answered:
Thank you. The idea for this mug rug came from two gingerbread biscuits I purchased - one was fashioned on Queen Elizabeth and the other on Prince Philip. I would like to say I didn't eat them both but I can't tell a lie!!
Corita asked:
Have a fractured wrist right now but cannot wait to get on with sewing a bunch of these!
The Patchsmith answered:
I am sorry to hear this. I hope it mends quickly and well.
ncholl60 asked:
I plan on making one of these for a good friend of mine at church. She loves Gingerbread men! Thank you so much for the pattern.
The Patchsmith answered:
You're welcome. What a lovely way to spread some joy. The pattern also comes with a cup applique so you can make a different mug rug for yourself.
jamiellen asked:
They are so cute. They will put a smile on every ones face.
The Patchsmith answered:
I agree - they make me smile too. I have the Gingerbread bunting hanging on a shelf in my workroom all year round - just for fun.

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