Crafted Appliqué is a new method invented by Lara of BuzzinBumble. I have decided to try it with my tea cup pattern (the same that is on my Tea in the Rose Garden mug rugs). The cup handle is very thin and I wanted to verify how easy it would be to sew it. On my mug rugs, I sew the appliqués with the blanket stitch to keep them into place and to make sure that the fabric would not fray.
With Lara’s method, I was able to sew the appliqués with only one straight stitch, along the edge. One single line of stitching for the handle. I must say that the method passed the test with a high score. It does not mean that I will now avoid the blanket stitch, because it always gives a special look to the appliqué. But, if you are in a hurry or want to work fast, Crafted Appliqué is perfect.
I could not resist adding some lace below the cup. It goes so well with the fabric covered by little flowers.
The binding was made with bias cut in the same flowery fabric and stitched by hand. Being a very small quilt (5 3/4″ x 6″), I did not give myself much trouble with the quilting…
I also made a card. I find that a card and a small quilt that can act as a mug rug or a coaster are a great combination and make excellent gifts.
Lara has created a page where people can link up the beautiful projects they have made with this method. This is also the place to go if you wish to buy Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities. Thank you for visiting!
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I have made an other Tea in the Rose Garden mug rug. This one is a Valentine’s Day version. Perfect for this month of the year during which hearts hold a place of honor.
Again, I have used old clothes to make them. I once wore a pink pyjama all covered with doodle hearts. Very February. I think that the fabric makes a pretty cup. Perfect for the morning tea.
I used my mug rug yesterday morning, unto which I placed my cup of morning tea. The morning was very cold and the cup was full, almost to the brim. Then I somehow bumped my leg against the table. Of course, tea spilled all over the mug rug. I hurriedly brought the drenched piece to the kitchen sink and rinsed it. It now looks as before. When you rinse before the tea had a chance to dry, it usually does not stay in the fibre.
I hope you like this new version. If you wish to make a Tea in the Rose Garden mug rug, you can find my pattern in my Craftsy Pattern Store, both in French and in English. Both version has the sentence in French and in English: Tea in the Rose Garden / Le thé dans la roseraie. Whether you wish to take your tea in a French garden or in an English garden. I would drink my tea in any of them, anytime.
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Other posts about Tea in the Rose Garden:
Tea in the Rose Garden – red rose and purple/white tea cup
Tea in the Rose Garden – peach rose and white/purple tea cup
Tea in the Rose Garden – yellow rose and blue tea cup
I am pleased to let you know that a pattern is now available for my Tea in the Rose Garden mug rug. There is an English version and a French version of the pattern. Each can be bought for 3.00 (US $) in my Craftsy Pattern Store.
Last week, I have added my free patterns and tutorials in my Craftsy Pattern Store and this morning I did the same for this first pattern I made for sale. I am quite happy with this new turn in my crafting and blogging adventure. Fingers crossed!
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Other posts about my patterns:
Sweet Girl Sweater
Butterflies in the Garden Quilt
Picot Fingerless Gloves