Created by: The Patchsmith
Project

Whales Mug Rug

What are you most proud of? I like the wave - it is made up of scraps of fabric and goes together really easily. I also quilted underneath the wave and it has made the wave stand slightly proud - I like that look as it adds another dimension to this little quilt. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a really quick and easy pattern. The trickiest bit is the eyes due to their size but you could embroider them or even use a fabric marker pen (just check it on a scrap of fabric before using on the finished item). Play around with fabrics and colours, try different combinations but most importantly, have fun.

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Whales Mug Rug

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Whales Mug Rug

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I like the wave - it is made up of scraps of fabric and goes together really easily. I also quilted underneath the wave and it has made the wave stand slightly proud - I like that look as it adds another dimension to this little quilt. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a really quick and easy pattern. The trickiest bit is the eyes due to their size but you could embroider them or even use a fabric marker pen (just check it on a scrap of fabric before using on the finished item). Play around with fabrics and colours, try different combinations but most importantly, have fun.

Q&A with The Patchsmith

jam08@bmi.net asked:
Very clever and good sewing skills.
The Patchsmith answered:
Thank you - this little mug rug was a joy to stitch. I love the wave and how it stands slightly proud.
jam08@bmi.net asked:
I'm just getting started, still cutting out patterns. Then have to put adhesive on the back and iron it to my plain fabric then do all the stitching that it takes to make other people go .............AAAAAwwwwwww!! You inspire me. Thanks.
The Patchsmith answered:
Strewth! What are you making? Wouldn't fusible webbing be easier?
jam08@bmi.net asked:
I am new to quick fuse....Is it like stitch witch?
The Patchsmith answered:
I have no knowledge of 'stitch witch'. All my patterns use fusible webbing which has a paper-side and a rough (glue) side. It normally comes in 45cm/18" width and you can buy it by the metre/yard. I use Bondaweb fusible webbing (it is also called Wonder Under or Vliesofix). Hope this helps. The pattern contains details of how to use the fusible webbing but it should also come with the packet.
jam08@bmi.net asked:
Do you put the heat hold batting in this?
The Patchsmith answered:
I use normal batting for my mug rugs as I do not envisage hot pots or pans going onto them. Regular batting is fine for a cup or mug.
amaus873383307 asked:
I purchased the pattern but I can't find it. How do I get to it?
The Patchsmith answered:
Hi Amy, All patterns sold via Craftsy are available for immediate download and can be found in your Craftsy library for you to download as often as you like. Click on the ‘person’ icon in the top right-hand corner of Craftsy and select ‘pattern library’. All patterns purchased should be showing in your pattern library. You will find help and guidance in the FAQ section of Craftsy and I have a page on my blog (http://thepatchsmith.blogspot.co.uk/) which helps with ‘download and printing’ patterns. I hope you enjoy the pattern. Kindness Amanda a.k.a. The Patchsmith

Skill Level

Beginner