Ghost Mug Rug Tutorial

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!

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Materials Needed:

Ghost Templates- Print them here.  {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

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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


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


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


7)  Print and cut out ghost templates

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


9)  Sew on the drawn line


10)  Cut with pinking shears just past the stitching


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

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




Find a more detailed quilt as you go tutorial here.

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  1. Kristin

    16 October

    These are adorable! Have you done these with younger sewers ? This looks like a great project for my 11-year-old.

  2. Kate

    16 October

    These are just too cute, Becky!!! Thanks so much.

  3. Candace

    16 October

    These are absolutely adorable! What a great idea. I love Halloween decor. I may have to try to attempt these. Thanks for sharing :)!

  4. Maartje Quilt

    18 October

    So cute!!! I will try these pattern. Thanks for sharing.
    Love from Amsterdam

  5. Allison Babcock

    19 October

    I absolutely LOVE this. Thank you for the fun tutorial.

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