The Blue House – Pattern for mug rug and coaster

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This is my latest pattern for mug rugs and coasters. This is a Blue House surrounded by Spring flowers starting to bloom. I had fun adding the flowers, but they are optional.

The Blue House can be made with the appliqué method or the paper-piecing method. I stitched the appliques by hand, but this could be done with a sewing machine. The binding was sewn with a sewing machine on top and by hand on the back. Of course, the binding can entirely be done by machine. You can see examples for both methods in the pictures (mug rug: appliqué; coaster: paper piecing).

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The pattern is available in my Craftsy Pattern Store. To make these items I used both new and old fabrics. They are cotton, except for the dark blue that is a polyester. They would also look great if made with only quilting cotton. For more details about this pattern, just click here.

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Heart in Stripes – Third blue and white heart

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Heart in Stripes in shades of blue and white. This third heart has the same background as the first and the second (new and recycled fabric I used for the the mug rugs with a white foundation). The various textures of the fabrics are on full display here. 

I have added a layer of cotton batting inside the heart to be able to use it as a mug rug. It was hand quilted with a variegated King Tut cotton thread. I also played with a piece of ribbon to make a flower (it is supposed to be a rose, just to say).

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A photo tutorial for making Heart in Stripes should be available tomorrow on my web site.

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