A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Jack in the Box Mug Rug


Who doesn’t remember turning the crank on their Jack in the Box waiting for it to ‘pop up’? I used to crank it and tense with anticipation, knowing that I’d jump no matter how much I expected the ‘surprise’. Alexandra Henry of Alexa’s World has created a super cute tutorial for a Jack in the Box Mug Rug, a great gift for a loved one that is sure to elicit a smile.



Jack in the Box Mug Rug

Materials List
— One 8-1/2” square Block background
— Scraps of various Cotton  fabrics for the applique (see photo for colors)
— One 2-1/2” x 8-1/2“ rectangle of fabric for Sashing
— One 8-1/2” x 10-1/2“ rectangle of fabric for Backing
— Two 2-1/2” strips of fabric for Binding
— One 8-1/2” x 10-1/2” rectangle Pellon® TP971F Fusible Thermolam® Plus
— 1/4 yard Pellon® 807 Wonder-Web®
— Parchment Paper
— Thread
— Hot fix crystals or beads
— Embroidery floss to match the applique

Tools List
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!


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BioPhotoAlexandraHenry-edit1Alexandra Henry is an award winning needle artist. She has been an avid quilter and needle artist since childhood. Her first quilt, made when she was 5 years old, was a crazy quilt. She also paints watercolors, portraits and pen and ink drawings. Alexandra designed needlework, including pulled thread and hardangar designs for many years before she started producing her own quilt patterns and books. She incorporates needlework in many of her quilt designs. Alexandra uses many Pellon® products, including fusible interfacing for clothing, Wonder-Web® and Wonder-Under® for applique, tear-away and fusible stabilizers for machine embroidery and Legacy™ by Pellon® Batting for quilts. She loves the quality, ease of use, and flexibility of Pellon® products.

Alexandra started teaching needlework and quilting while in her twenties and has taught classes all over the country. She is currently teaching at the local quilt shop in her community.

Find Alexandra online:

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