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Thread: Maple Leaf Mug Rugs - Pictorial Tutorial & Pattern

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    Patch,any batting will be fine! i use W&N 95% of the time.


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    Does it matter what kind of batting you would use for the leaves? I only have the warm and natural in my stash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdvxh
    Dear BuzzinBumble... Thank you so much for the tut and pattern. I made one and have a question. I might have missed it, but what do you do with the "V" part at the bottom. It's almost impossible to turn the edges in. I would like to make more to set my table for Thanksgiving. Thank you in advance for suggestions.
    tdvxh - Oh dear that is not something I ran into problems with, although it did take a little manipulating to get it right. I just kind of rolled both top and bottom edges of the "V" inward and pressed them in place with my iron. It worked well because I put a little snip in the tip of the "V" with my scissors. I apologize, but I failed to include this information in the tutorial.

    I have two other suggestions that might solve this problem for anyone who runs into it.
    1) Do you have washable fabric glue, such as No Fray? You could coat each edge of the "V", top and bottom and seal them shut together, then when it dries, trim it nice and neat. That might salvage the leaf you had troubles with. (Which many of us would LOVE to see when you get it fixed up!) ;)
    2) The second suggestion is for when you are in the trimming stage. It might help if we amend the instructions to say that it would be good, only at the v-bottom to leave a 1/4" seam allowance instead, to make it easier to roll under. And to put a little snip in the tip of the "V" with your scissors. (I will doctor a picture to show what I mean)
    I'm sorry that you had difficulty and can easily see how. But I am glad you liked the leaf idea enough to want to use it for your Thanksgiving table! Hmmm... now you've got me thinking that I would like to do the same thing! :thumbup:

    Correction to directions, with my apologies
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    Kim & Marcia, could you add this step to your Work and pdf versions or is that too hard? Thanks for doing those for Everyone!

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    i think i can do that...hang on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatchGirl
    Does it matter what kind of batting you would use for the leaves? I only have the warm and natural in my stash.
    Kim is right Patchgirl, any kind will do. I have been considering using thick fleece as well. Seems like it would sew up sturdier and block more moisture from the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    Can't wait to see photos of what others have done with this tutorial.
    Me either! Come on everyone, let's see some more leaves. ;)

    Everyone who didn't see these yet, go to page 13 and take a gander at carolaug's cool blue jean versions of maple leaf coasters! Great job Carol! :thumbup:

    By the way, I would not have wanted to turn blue jeans inside out either! I wonder if they could be made with frayed edges? That would be neat too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janquiltz
    thanks - another neat way to bring fall to us "desert dwellers" who rarely see any natural traditional falls colors on our trees! We can create a whole bunch of fall leaves and don't have to worry about wind blowing our leaves around after we have gotten them in to a pile. A set of these would make a nice little gift too. Package them up with a couple of cute mugs, add a box of tea or gourmet coffee, and a box of cookies or biscotti - plop it all in a cute basket (How about in one of those fabric bowls?) - wrap it and you're good to go.
    Jan, if someone ever gave me a gift like that I would be thrilled to pieces! Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota Rose
    Wow! Thanks for the idea and tut. Some of us can do most anything once someone comes up with the idea. The possibilities are endless. Christmas symbols, turkeys, hearts, flowers, birds -- you name it. Just think what you have started. Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plmsmith
    Very clever now what ever we see we can think "Um could this be a mug rug?"
    You are right, my mind is thinking, pumpkins, apples, etc. all made the same way.
    Quote Originally Posted by newjeepgreen
    Thank you so much for tut. I am going to make these with Shamrock pattern. Now to find a good fat picture pattern to copy.
    "The possibilities are endless." :D I love that you all are coming up with so many neat ideas!

    I wish i could reply to each of you with thanks for the enthusiam you feel over this idea. I'm glad you all are having fun with these!

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    Please look on page 19 for the final version of this downloadable tutorial.

    pdf File for Maple Leaf Tutorial

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    I hope this makes it on the board. First time trying to post a picture. I'll try leaving 1/4 in and put in the snip.

    The leaf is a ittle wonky, but the next one will be better
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