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Ghost Mug Rug Tutorial

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Sew up a simple mug rug in the shape of a ghost! Simple and quick and a great project for Halloween.

The whole process is Quilt As You Go, so when you are done with the ghost, you are done with the mug rug.

The season of ghosts and ghouls is quickly coming.  To add a bit of fun to the Halloween holiday, I decided that some ghosts were in order.

I am a big fan of hot cocoa in the chilly morning, accompanied by something yummy.  Mug rugs are the perfect size to fit just a little sip and nibble.  I love them becuase you can try a few quilt techniques out (like the quilt as you go technique) without commiting to something on a large scale.

You can make a few to send to neighbors, or put the candy out on….or hang in the window.   I was thinking some glow in the dark thread would have been awesome to use for the quilting, but didn’t have any on hand.  Maybe next time!

ghost mug rug tutorial | patchworkposse #halloween #ghost #quiltasyougo

Materials Needed:

Ghost Templates– Download    Get the password for the library including this free pattern!

{Notice that the templates include 2 shapes of ghosts.  The piece of quilted material is large enough to make 3 ghosts.}

white fabric strips– can be any width.  I used white background fabric with a little black pattern and also white on white prints

Batting- 18″ X 18″

Backing- 18″ X 18″

Black fabric scraps- eyes and mouth

Heatnbond lite

Sew up a simple mug rug in the shape of a ghost! Simple and quick and a great project for Halloween. The whole process is Quilt As You Go, so when you are done with the ghost, you are done with the mug rug. #halloween #quiltingclick to download

Ghost Mug Rug Tutorial~ with the Quilt As you Go Technique~

1)  Cut your backing and batting to 18″ X 18″ -layer them together- wrong sides of fabric is facing the batting

2)  Place your first strip in the center of the piece

3)  Pin in place your second strip- right sides facing and sew along the edge

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4)  Flip the strip back, iron and then place next strip in place

5)  Continue this Quilt As you Go technique until the batting is covered- trim the sides to match the backing

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6)  Quilt a 1/4″ on either side of the seams

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7)  Print and cut out ghost templates

8)  Pin in place and trace on the backside around the template

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9)  Sew on the drawn line

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10)  Cut with pinking shears just past the stitching

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11)  Fuse to the wrong side of black fabric the HeatnBond lite

12)  Cut out eyes and mouth and fuse to the ghost

Simple and quick and a great project for Halloween. The whole process is Quilt As You Go, so when you are done with the ghost, you are done with the mug rug. #quiltasyougo #halloween #mugrug

enjoy!

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The ghost mug rug is included in the 4 techniques mug rug ebook

4 Technique Mug Rug Collection

TECHNIQUE | PROJECTS :

  • Applique | Swirling Snowflakes Mug Rug
  • Curved Piecing | Peppermint Twist Mug Rug
  • Quilt as you Go | Scrappy Mug Rug (also features an applique option)
  • Paper Piecing | Mushroom Pair Mug Rug
  • extra- quilt as you go | Ghost Mug Rug

Pick up the ebook here!

Find a more detailed quilt as you go tutorial here.

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