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18 June 2011

Rose of Sharon - Mug Rug Tutorial with AccuQuilt GO! Baby

I'm one of those people who can't bear (or is it bare) to throw away fabric. I try to limit my scrap tub to pieces no smaller than 2.5". I won't show you a photo of my scrap bucket, but I'm sure it weighs almost as much as my 3 year old daughter.

I love applique, and this is when my scrap tub comes in handy. Wall hangings, mug rugs, quilt blocks. So many possibilities. I've recently discovered the Rose of Sharon die (by Sharon Pederson) for the AccuQuilt GO! Baby. What a wonderful way to make lot's of flower, ready to applique, with speed and ease. 
Today I'm going to show you a quick mug rug tutorial using the Rose of Sharon die.

Firstly, dig through your scrap tub and choose some fabrics you love.


Measure your fabric over the flower shape (to make sure it's big enough and the right shape). Fuse some vliesofix to the back of your fabric pieces.

Place your pieces over the cut out shape. In this instance, I'm making the leaves, so placing the fabric with the fusible web, over the leaf shapes.


Place the cutting mat over the top and then roll it through the GO! Baby and you end up with some lovely leaves, which are ready to use. All you will need to do is peel off the paper backing from your double sided fusible web.


Now to choose your flower fabrics. Follow the same steps as above by checking size, and then fusing the web onto the back.

Place the fabric onto your selected flower shape, put the cutting mat on the top and run it through the GO! Baby cutter. Continue this until you have a selection of flowers you're happy with.

Place your flowers and leaves onto your backing fabric. Fuse them in place. Add little stems with some green thread or yarn with a running stitch.


Machine applique your flowers by lowering your feed dogs and your darning foot. Alterrnately, if you prefer to stitch by hand, blanket stitch your flowers onto your backing fabric.


Quilt as desired. I decided to go with some swirly designs all around the flowers.


Trim and add your single fold binding. Have a look at my tutorial for single fold binding which is perfect for mug rugs.


And there you have one lovely little mug rug, made with the Rose of Sharon die and the AccuQuilt GO! Baby.


A mug rug - perfect gift for a friend who loves a cup of tea and a biscuit :-)

Would you like this mug rug? This one I just made for this tutorial?

Leave me a comment and I'll give it away to someone on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend :-)

51 comments:

  1. I would like one of those Accuquilt Go Baby's but with the small amount I sew you have to draw a line somewhere. One day... Love the tutorial. Your machine quilting is gorgeous. Tracee xx

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  2. I have a love/hate relationship with your blog. Love love love reading and looking at those beautiful projects, and I hate hate hate that I just don't have the time to sew myself! :( Thanks for the inspiration though xx
    That is one gorgeous piece of work!

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  3. Thats adorable! I don't have a Go Baby....YET but I might just cut some pieces out by hand with old fashion scissors just so I can make this :) ..or maybe I'll win it and won't have to worry about that!! Love your blog

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial. You always inspire me but I have yet to try this applique technique. Soon.

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  5. Wow your mug rug is beautiful. I am the only female in my house, so I try and have some girlie things around. What a perfect way to start the day looking at the beautiful flowers.

    Love your blog.

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  6. Your mug rug has turned out great and I wouldnt say no to owning it :) Its lovely and bright :)

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  7. I love that mug rug! So bright and cheery.

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  8. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely mug rug. I enjoyed your tutorial.

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  9. Me me me pick me please.....Have I goy your attention yet *grin*.....I think that this is just so cute....Well done and thanks fot the tutorial.....Happy sewing!

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  10. That is just so sweet , great tutorial .I'd love to win the mug rug :-0

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  11. It is beautiful -What a lovely gift!!! Someone will surely be blessed :)

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  12. Oh my gosh, but that is adorable!!!! I can see how the GO would make this a snap to construct.

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  13. i'd love that mugrug! i wish i could buy a Go Baby... one day. those flowers are adorable! great job. this would be a great one to try some hand embroidery. you're giving me some ideas!! :D

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  14. I've been eying a GO! Baby cutter for some time. This only makes me want one more. That mug rug can out beautifully!

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  15. Thanks for the tutorial. Really cute mug rug.

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  16. Thank your for the tutorial - you make it look soooo easy! I sure wish that I had a Go! or even a Baby Go! Thanks for offering your mug rug for a giveaway... I've never won anything that someone famous made!!

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  17. This looks so lovely. I don't have Accuquilt Go but I would like to have one.
    Heike

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  18. Your Mug Rug is so beautiful! I would really like to win it. I like flowers and your fresh colours.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  19. You bet!! I always like your mug rugs. xxx

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  20. Wonderful tutorial! Just what I needed...another reason to want a Go! Baby!! Your mug rug is so cute!! I'd be happy to win it!!

    Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

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  21. what a pretty mug rug, hope I'm the lucky one...

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  22. I have never used a blanket stitch with a darning foot and feed dogs down. I am going to try it soon. Thanks for the chance at this super cute mug rug!

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  23. I really love the swirl quilting you did! It really adds dimension!

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  24. I love your mug rug. The flowers are so cute and the quilting is really neat. I will have to add this to my inspiration folder. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. What a great tutorial. I love the quilting on the mug rug and the rose of Sharon die is very nice.

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  26. That is the cutest ever!!!! The quilting just makes the roses jump out at your....great tutorial....and love the cutter...I want one....lol

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  27. What a great tutorial - thanks!
    I just may be tempted to try applique again - my first attempt was terrible ;-(

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  28. Ohh your tempting me again with the Accuquilt Go Baby!!! Hmm IM sure its mothers day somewhere in the world better tell my kids hehehheheh. Love reading your blog and all your sewing adventures. thanks for the opportunity to win your cute mug rug...love the quilting on it too by the way :)

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  29. You make mug rugs so exciting:)

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  30. Thanks for the tute. I am just loveing the mug rug. Now if I couold just learn to applique....

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  31. I love your mug rugs. They always look adorable

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  32. Your work is lovely... what I would really love it to spend an afternoon watching you sew!!
    Hugz

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  33. You make it look so easy. I'll have to bring my computer to my sewing room and follow along....oh wait...no GO here :o( Guess I'll g-o-o-o-o-o slooooow with old fashioned cutting.

    Love the quilting! beautiful!

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  34. Oh yes please! Pick me! I desperately want a Go Baby, maybe I'll win one ;) Love your blog btw :)

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  35. oh now I would love to make one of these, see what my weekend holds for me but to win one even better and what's more THE tutorial one! random number pick me please (pleading)

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  36. Who could say no to such a 'rosey' mug rug.....not me! Hugs Naomi

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  37. You are an angel to be willing to part with such a pretty mini coffee quilt. (I just can't bear to call it a mug rug.) I made my very first coffee quilt yesterday and the thought of giving it away to a total stranger never crossed my mind. It's something only a mother (or sister or bestest friend) could love. Yours, however, is a work of art! :-D

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  38. Don't have a Baby Go! yet. Will start making when I win one of those babies!

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  39. Sew pretty! You make it look sew easy...

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  40. Beautiful mug rug! It really comes together so quickly when the shapes are that easy to cut out. Your quilting always looks fantastic too!

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  41. Rose of Sharon is one of my favourite applique patterns. That Baby GO makes the cutting out super easy! very pretty mug rug! :)

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  42. what a fantastic job you did it looks unreal and i think i am in love with this machine,lol

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  43. Thanks for the Tute. I don't have the Accuquilt Go.........yet, but I do have the stencils for the Rose of Sharon.

    Think I'll give this one a try. I also love seeing these designs in new colors!

    Great job.

    Billie in TX

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  44. Lovely mug rug and your quilting suits the project. You inspire me try one. Just need the time.

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  45. That is the freshest looking idea for a mug rug, totally muggable.

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  46. Gorgeous! I hope I'm not too late for the giveaway?!

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  47. Love it! I'd love to make one of these!

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  48. Love the mug rug ..turned out lovely . The applique tutorial makes it look so easy .

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