Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mug Rug Blog Hop: Day 6


 Welcome back for the sixth day of our Mug Rug Blog Hop! 
Julie from The Crafty Quilter is here today, sharing an adorable pieced house mug rug made using the Sweet Tweet collection. Try out her design (it would make a cute pillow, too!), and then read how you can enter for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of fabric!



Hey everyone!  I’m so glad to be participating in the Mug Rug Blog Hop at Sew In Love {with Fabrics}.  My name is Julie Cefalu and I blog at The Crafty Quilter where I share all kinds of tips and inspiration for your quilting and sewing pleasure.  I love small projects that can be finished in a day or two and this mug rug fits the bill perfectly!



I love bright and whimsical colors, so I chose the Sweet Tweet line from Benartex to build my Happy House Mug Rug.  This piece in particular, the Sunshine Birdhouse, was my inspiration:


Supplies:
1/8 yard (or scraps) light blue fabric for the sky
1/8 yard (or scraps) pink for the roof (Sunshine Geo Pink)
1/8 yard (or scraps) white floral for the grass (Pom Pom Flowers White)
1/8 yard (or scraps) green for the tree (Sunshine Geo Lime)
1/8 yard (or scraps) yellow for the house (Sunshine Geo Yellow/Blue)
Scraps of red and turquoise for the door, windows and tree trunk
1 fat quarter for the backing (Sunshine Birdhouse, Lt. Blue)
1 8” x 11” piece of batting (I like using Thermolam)

Cutting Instructions:

Light blue fabric: 
·      (2) 2 ½” squares
·      (2) 1 ¾” x 3” rectangles
·      (2) 1” x 2” rectangles
·      1 ½” x 3 ½” rectangle
·      (4) 1” squares

Pink fabric: (1) 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangle

Yellow fabric:
·      (2) 1 ¼” x 3 ½” rectangles
·      (2) 1” x 3 ½” rectangles
·      (2) 1 ½” x 2” rectangles
·      (2) 1” x 1 ½” rectangles
·      (1) 2” x 1 ½” rectangle

White floral fabric:  (1) 1 ½” x 9 ½” rectangle

Green Fabric:  (1) 2” x 2 ½” rectangle

Red fabric:  (1) 2” x 2 ½” rectangle

Turquoise fabric:  (2) 1 ½” squares, and (1) 1” x 3” rectangle



Assembly Instructions:

Roof:  Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the (2) 2 ½” squares of light blue fabric.  Place one on each end of the pink 2 ½” x 6 ½” roof rectangle and stitch on the diagonal line.  Press to the corner and trim seam allowance.

House:  Lay out the house, window and door pieces as show in the photo below.  Stitch pieces together into door and window units.


Sew these units together to make the house.


Attach the roof to the house!  The house should now measure 6 ½” wide by 5 ½” tall.

Tree:  Draw a diagonal line on the 1” light blue squares.  Place these on each corner of the green 2” x 2 ½” rectangle.  I find that using some washable glue instead of pins makes this easier to sew. Stitch on the diagonal lines and press to the corner.  Trim seam allowance to ¼”.


Lay out the light blue sky pieces, tree and tree trunk as shown below.  Stitch pieces together.


The tree unit should measure 3 ½” x 5 ½”.

Stitch the tree unit to the house unit.  Add the 1 ½” x 9 ½” rectangle of grass to the bottom and you’ve built yourself a house!



Layer, baste and quilt your mug rug.  You could just stitch in the ditch for the main house and tree and/or you could add some free motion quilting to add some pizazz!


Thanks for hanging out with me today!  If you want to see more house blocks, visit The Crafty Quilter to find out what I’ve been “building”!


For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Benartex or Kanvas fabric, simply sign up to follow this blog, either through Bloglovin' (or another blog reader service) or email (both options are in the right hand sidebar) and leave a comment letting us know you follow. In your comment, since today's project uses a collection called "Sweet Tweet," we're curious--let us know whether or not you're on Twitter. Leave a second comment and receive a second entry by following us on Facebook and letting us know. This giveaway is open through Saturday, February 8 at 11:59 PM EST. 

Make sure you check out all the Mug Rug tutorials!
Day 1: Benartex Design Team featuring Bohemian Rhapsody
Day 2: Debby Kratovil from Debby Kratovil Quilts featuring Fossil Ferns
Day 3: Stitched Together Studios featuring Shaken or Stirred
Day 4: Benartex Design Team featuring Puppy Love and Smooches
Day 5: Candace from Saltwater Quilts featuring Gramercy





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150 comments:

  1. I follow with email and GFC. Sadly or maybe not, I do not Twitter.

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  2. I'm a follower with GF and Bloglovin....no twitter or FB for me. Thanks for the giveaway and the mug tut!

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  3. I am a follower from Bloglovin. No twitter.

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  4. I already follow you on FB. Thank you for the chance.

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  5. no twitter, just email and FB..openwindowstudio6@sbcglobal.net….love the brights!

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  6. I follow via GFC and email. I am not on twitter or facebook -- seems like I spend enough time on the computer, don't feel the need to add more electronic diversions.

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  7. I follow via Bloglovin. I'm on twitter @Roseytoesrose

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  8. Lots of great ideas for coasters, thanks. They're fun because they're fast. Signed up for your blog and now I'll have some reading to do to go into prior posts. Not a tweeter - spend too much time surfing already.

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  9. Love your mug rug. I follow via google friend connect.

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  10. That is so cute! I follow on Bloglovin, but don't do Twitter.

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  11. I follow by email, and no, I am not on Twitter. Thanks.

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  12. I follow via Bloglovin' , and I am on twitter as @sewystuff

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  13. I've been a facebook follower for a while now. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  14. I follow in my email and I don't do twitter. Cute fabrics for the mug rug.

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  15. I also like you on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to win that fabric bundle.

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  16. Not a Tweeter, but I'm loving this mug rug!!!

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  17. I follow by email. I don't do twitter - too much to keep up with!

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  18. I follow by email. I don't do twitter. Love this mug rug! I think it would be so cute in a whole quilt!!!! Thanks!

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  19. I Tweet @mimistarquilter!! Maybe you could stitch the words "Home Tweet Home" on the mug rug?!! That would be Tweet too!! hahahaha

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  20. I follow Benartex on FB and I follow you on Bloglovin'!

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  21. I follow on bloglovin, thanks for the chance!

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  22. pramuditahandaristi @ gmail . com

    Oh what a cute tutorial! yes I'm on twitter, though I don't tweet much

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  23. I'm already a follower via email….don't twitter. Adorable mug rug :)

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  24. I follow via email. I don't Tweet, Instagram, or do FaceBook.

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  25. I follow this blog through email. I am not on Twitter, or on Facebook, for that matter.

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  26. I follow through email. I am not on Twitter. Not sure what it is or how it works.

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  27. I follow via email and bloglovin. I do not "tweet". But I do love the fabric choice for the rooftop and treetop. And the quilting on this mug rug is wonderful. Love the whole thing!

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  28. I follow you on Facebook and Bloglovin'.

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  29. HAPPY TO FOLLOW ON BLOG LOVIN'!
    DO NOT TWEET.
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  30. HI, LOVE YOUR PROJECT+TUTORIAL!
    SUCH PRETTY FABRICS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    FOLLOW ON FB TOO! jldouglas@wispwest.net 19kelly71

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  31. I follow via email!
    I'm not on twitter

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  32. I follow via email. I haven't gotten bit by the twitter bug yet.

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  33. I follow with bloglovin and I am on twitter

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  34. such a pretty mug rug! I follow with FB

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  35. I follow via email. I'm not on Twitter.

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  36. I'm already a follower on Facebook.

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  37. I follow via Bloglovin. I am on Twitter, although I don't tweet that much :)

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  38. I follow via Email and bloglovin. I rarely post or read anything on twitter, but do have an account.

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  39. Very cute mug rug, would make such a cute housewarming or hostess gift. i follow through email. I am not on twitter.

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  40. What an adorable mug rug. Love it. I have registered for Twitter, but do not use it at all other than to follow one fabric shop during Market when they do tweets all day long during Market.

    I am already a follower via email as well as on Bloglovin'

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  41. I love your "Sweet Tweet" Mug Rug! Thanks for the tutorial. I am following the Mug Rug tour on Blolovin. Thanks.
    I am NOT on Twitter and hope to never be on it!

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  42. I follow via email :) and I am on twitter @juliekcrafts

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  43. I get your blog posts. I don't Twitter. These mug rugs look so cute.

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  44. I am on Twitter but I rarely check my Tweets. I prefer email which is how I receive your posts. Love this little house.

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  45. I like you on facebook. Thanks.

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  46. Gorgeous "Sweet Tweet" Mug Rug! Thanks for the tutorial!! I follow with email and GFC.

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  47. I follow on FB too but no twitter .Thanks for the chance!!

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  48. I follow with Bloglovin! I don't tweet on Twitter. I love this mug rug!

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  49. I follow by bloglovin and yes I am on twitter

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  50. I follow by facebook Love this mug rug

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  51. I follow on Bloglovin. I have a Twitter account but rarely look at it. Thanks for the delightful tutorial. And this fabric is perfect for it!

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  52. I follow you on Facebook too. Thanks again.

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  53. I follow via email.
    cute mug rug.
    I am not on twitter.

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  54. I follow on email and facebook. Thanks for offering this gift. I would love to receive it.

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  55. I am on twitter, but don't really understand it. I follow you by email.

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  56. I also follow you on facebook.

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  57. I follow using Blogger. And no, I'm not a tweeter! I just can't do everything, so I limit my social networking to Facebook.

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  58. As noted above... I 'Like' you on Facebook!

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  59. I follow your blog with RSS Feeds.

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  60. I follow your blog through bloglovin. I was on Twitter several years ago, but never used it, so I left. Just don't get what it is all about.
    Sandy A

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  61. I'm a follower with Bloglovin' and I'm not a Twitterer. Thanks for the great tutorial & the chance to win.

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  62. Also follow you on FB. Thanks agin.

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  63. Oooooooh!!! LOVE your Mug Rug!! You are soooo Creative!! Awesome job!!

    Nope,,,NO Twitter, FB, etc for me ... Thanks from those of us who don'tuse them...for chance to take part in your Give-a-Ways just thru the Comments. We appreciate very much.....

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  64. This mug rug you have sewn is just the happiest I have seen. Thank you sew very much for sharing your tutorial. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  65. I follow your blog with Feedly. I'm on Twitter occasionally but not a lot.

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  66. Love this mug rug! And yes,,I tweet,,,and follow you there too! @nonna_mahoo

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  67. I'm already a follower on Facebook. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  68. Following on bloglovin! I'm on twitter, too - @merieljaho

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  69. Following on facebook as well :)

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  70. such a sweet mug rug :-) No - I don't use Twitter, but I do follow you on Bloglovin!

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  71. And I follow on FB (Deborah Gunthorpe)

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  72. I follow you on bloglovin, but I am not on Twitter.

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  73. I follow you with Bloglovin, but I'm not on Twitter.

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  74. This is a gorgeous mug rug. Too nice to use. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  75. I follow on bloglovin. I love your house, so cute.

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  76. i follow on facebook. i am not on twitter.

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  77. Love the mug rug. I'm a follower. Hope to win that giveaway. Nancy P.

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  78. I follow on email and I don't Twitter. But I love the mug rug.

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  79. I follow by email. I am not on Twitter although I do have a account.

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  80. I follow you on Bloglovin and I signed up for Twitter but I'm not on it much at all.
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  81. I follow you on FB too!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  82. Hi, no I do not tweet, but love the tutorials, mug rugs are now my new toy. I have arthritis in my hands so working on large quilts are a thing of the past, but mug rugs fit the bill just perfectly......

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  83. I follow on Bloglovin and twitter as @CrystalblueRT crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  84. I follow Benartex on Facebook too. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  85. Love your little house mug rug. I follow by email.
    lyn.robyn.smith at gmail dot com

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  86. Love the little house! we could use it on a multitude of things!!

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  87. I love the house mug rug! I follow on BLoglovin (Pippirose).
    And yes, I do use Twitter.
    :o)

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  88. I follow you on FB (Piroska B...)

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  89. I follow you on Bloglovin', but I am not a tweeter or a twitter!

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  90. I already follow you on Bloglovin'. I have a twitter account, but don't have a data plan so I receive tweets by email.

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  91. I get your email am on Facebook and get your preview packs. I am on Twitter but rarely check it

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  92. Love the house mug rug! I follow you on Bloglovin and Facebook!

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  93. I follow you on bloglovin, I do not have tweeter or instagram, I don't even own a cell phone :)

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  94. I follow you by email. I am not on Twitter or Facebook.

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  95. LOVE LOVE mug rugs! Thank you for the tutorial. :) I follow you through Bloglovin'.

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  96. I like you on Facebook, too. :)

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  97. Such a cute little mug rug! I follow with feedly.

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  98. I follow by email. No twitter. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  99. I follow w/ GFC. No twitter for me. Thanks!

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  100. Nope not on twitter but I do follow you via email. sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  101. Isn't that just the sweetest thing? And such amazing craftmanship!

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  102. I follow this blog on Bloglovin' and I'm lovin' this fabric and pattern!

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  103. Thank you so much for the mug rug tutorial. I follow you on Bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  104. I also follow you on Facebook. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  105. I follow on facebook. Luv the Mug Rugs.

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  106. I'm following this blog, love the mugrug :)

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  107. I am on twitter as catskillquilter. I follow you with blog lovin.'LOVE the mug rug!

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  108. HeatherRenee97@yahoo.comOctober 28, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Just attempted this and my house is too long (width) and too short. I don't know what I did wrong. What is the seam allowance for this project ?

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