Selvage Christmas Tree Mug Rugs…


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Now there are three. I showed you the first one at the beginning of November. And I finished two more in November.

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Made with 100% cotton, mostly Christmas themed fabrics.

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Here’s a closeup of the selvages I used to form the tree.

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Mug rugs measure approximately 12″ to 13″.

They can also be hung on the wall. Each one has hanging triangle tabs in the back. Just stick in a small rod. Or they can be dangled in a window by tying a piece of thread or string around the button in the back.

These Christmas tree mug rugs are fun to make and I would probably make more but I want to move on to a new project. Next!! 😀

Christmas In July Mug Rug Set


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I guess it is OK to show you this now. It has been mailed and opened by the recipient. You got a sneak peek last week of the fabrics but I couldn’t show you what I was making. Didn’t want my Christmas In July Secret Sister in my quilt group to see it. She reads my blog.

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Anyhoo… I found this set at JoAnn’s in December last year. A Christmas mug with matching hanging metal plaque.

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I couldn’t resist. Too cute and perfect for gift giving. The decision to make a mug rug was made a couple days before the mailout deadline. So I had to work quickly. Pieced together the blocks and got it made. No time for stepping away to look at it throughout the process to see if I liked it. Like I usually do. Just sew and go.

Started off with these blocks. (Actually I was practicing for something I would make later.)

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The “X” in the center was purely by accident. When I saw it, I thought, hmmm, could stand for the X in the abbreviated spelling of Christmas. XMAS.

Added scallops and dots.

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Quilting was fast and easy too. Diagonal lines across the surface of the mug rug. Then arched lines following the edges of the ironed on scallops. And lastly, double circles inside the dots. Steam-A-Seam2 held them in place as I sewed. I love that stuff!!

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I like how it came out. No pattern. Made it up as I went. The scallops and dots idea came from the mug.

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Had I allowed more time, I would have figured out how to add a flat fabric bow down the center. Adding buttons was considered. But I kept thinking they might cause a spill and I certainly didn’t want that. So, no buttons. Would have been cute though, right?

I had fun making the mug rug to go with the Crafty Christmas Set. Hope my Secret Sister likes it!!


Linking to…

http://www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2012/07/can-i-get-whoop-whoop-fun-in-sun-and.html

http://conniekresin.blogspot.com/2012/07/linky-party-tuesday-23.html

SS Holiday #1: Merry Christmas!!


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Merry Christmas everyone!!

Here’s wishing you have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.

I made this table runner just for you. It is my first in my SS Holiday series. It was made from all scraps except for the borders and back.

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Thanks again for being one of my loyal blog followers!! You are the best!!