A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Mistletoe Mug Rug

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No holiday home is complete without a bit of mistletoe. Whether it’s hanging in the doorway for your holiday party, or adorning this snazzy little mug rug, it’s presence is one of the true festive signs of the season! Alexandra Henry of Alexa’s World created this little piece along with her granddaughter, Charlene. It’s a quick sew, easy to complete in an afternoon!

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Mistletoe Mug Rug
Make this mug rug to give to a special loved one. The mug rug can be used for protecting table surfaces from hot cups. Another good use is to hang it on the wall over a doorway so when people walk through you can sneak a kiss! Who said mistletoe had to be a living plant! Sewn by Alexandra Henry and Charlene Allison.

Materials List
One 8-1/2” square background fabric
Scraps of cotton fabric for the applique bow and leaves
Two 2-1/2” x 8-1/2” rectangles of fabric for the side borders
One 8-1/2” x 10-1/2” rectangle for backing
Two 2-1/2” strips width of fabric for binding
One 8-1/2” x 10-1/2” rectangle of Pellon® TP971F Fusible Thermolam® Plus
1 sheet of Pellon® EZ2L5S Lite EZ Steam™ II
Thread
Dark green and dark brown Tsukineko® Fabrico® fabric markers
5-7 White pearls/beads approximately 1/4” wide

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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