Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop

by | Oct 7, 2019 | 81 comments

Greetings all! Welcome to day one, and my day to share my project for the Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt! Thanks Carol for coordinating all this witchy-stitchy fun!!

When thinking about what I wanted to create for this Halloween hop, so many things came to mind! I’m just not into super scary Halloween critters, so I went a little more tame! I love drinking coffee, so mug rugs are one of my favorite things to make. In addition to quilting, I also love to digitize embroidery designs – especially in-the-hoop designs. So I took one of my digitized designs – Boo Brew – which can be found here and decided to do an applique version of it.

Boo Brew Mug Rug done entirely in the hoop!

I digitized the art work (cup, saucer and Boo by Cheryl Seslar), reversed it, and got out my HeatnBond Lite fusible webbing. I was out of the printable sheets, but since this was a small project, it was fine to use my roll of HeatnBond Lite! I traced the reversed design onto the fusible, cut out about 1/4 inch around each part, and fused them to the fabric. Then I trimmed on the lines, peeled the backing and fused them to my background. While I’m not a fan of spiders, spider webs fascinate me with their intricacy! There’s an old song that goes something like “I don’t like spiders and snakes” – well that’s me!! ? Anyway, I really love this spider web background fabric – maybe because it sparkles!! I do love bling!!

I cut my background fabric 6 x 8 inches and the backing 8 x 10. I fused HeatnBond Fusible Fleece (which is on sale right now!) to the background fabric and dug out my Glowy thread and outlined everything, and used one of the decorative stitches on my Icon to go across the cup. Unfortunately, it doesn’t show as well as I would like because it’s been in my cabinet drawer for so long! But hopefully you can see a little of it in the second picture below. After stitching everything down, instead of traditional binding, I trimmed the backing to the size I wanted, folded it over twice and (kind of!) mitered the corners – or at least I tried to as best I could!! And tada, I present to you Boo Brew Mug Rug II, applique style!!

If you would like a free copy of the applique designs, please click here.

SURPRISE!!! I have a giveaway for you. I was going to create a second project but time slipped away too quickly! I will show you what it was and give you the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine it was in. I plan to make three of these for my grandkids all in their favorite colors! I thought they were really cute.

Designed by Chris Malone for Annie’s Catalog
Quilter’s World Autumn 2019

Win your very own e-copy of Quilter’s World Autumn 2019 by entering the rafflecopter form below. This prize is provided courtesy of Annie’s Catalog!

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner!! I’ve sent an email to Gail and someone from Annie’s will be in touch with her to give instructions on claiming her prize!

Thank you all for playing along!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please take some time to visit my fellow bloggers and leave a sweet comment. We all love to hear from our readers! Here’s the schedule for the week!

October 7
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Songbird Designs YOU ARE HERE!
For The Love Of Geese
Quilted Delights
Kathleen McMusing
Quilts By Joanne
Whims And Fancies
Janie G. – Hosted at Just Let Me Quilt

October 8
Selina Quilts
Vroomans Quilts
Days Filled With Joy
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Life in the Scrapatch
Just Because Quilts
Brenda’s Quilt Blog

October 9
Home Sewn By Us
Kathleen – Hosted at Just Let Me Quilt
Quilts Fabric and Thread Tales
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Seams To Be Sew
Sew Many Yarns

October 10
Homespun Hannah’s Blog
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
It’s A T-Sweet Day!
Count it *all* JOY!
Bethni L. – Hosted at Just Let Me Quilt

October 11
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilt Fabrication
Melva Loves Scraps
Patchouli Moon Studio
Ms P Designs USA
Karrin’s Crazy World
Patchwork Breeze
Words & Stitches

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how I created my “witchy stitchy boo-tacular” mug rug!! And I hope you’ll visit again soon! Until next time…

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  1. Susan

    VERY cute mug rugs, and so is the zipper design monster. Any child would love that, and what grown-up doesn’t have a wee bit of monster love in them? Isn’t that why we have children? =)

  2. Brandy Pettit

    What a cute design, I especially love it glowing in the dark.

  3. Marian

    SewSew Cute Brenda… sure did miss ya on the row along this year. I looked at what you’ve been up to tho in previous posts and those quilts are fabulous that you made for the quilt show. I loved that top one, the colors are fandamtabulous!!!

  4. Sherry

    Your mug rug is perfect for Halloween! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity

  5. soma @ whimsandfancies.com

    Love the name Boo Brew and Boo looks like a fun ghost to be around! Enjoy your coffee break with him on your lovely mat 🙂


  6. Sharon Lawson

    Your mug rug is so cute.

  7. Barbara Messer

    The mug rugs are Booooo-tiful!

  8. Nancy C

    I love to make painted face pumpkins. I love how creative you are! Your mug rig is very cute:)

  9. Barb K

    Your little ghost is so cute–Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  10. Mary Ann

    This is Boo-tiful. I have some glow in the dark thread. Wonder if it still glows? I am now inspired to try it! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the pattern.

  11. Joan

    Love your brew crew mugrug! Halloween happiness!

  12. Jacqueline

    I love machine embroidery, thank you for sharing.

  13. Joy McDonald

    Cut mug rugs and love those pouches! I know the little ones will love them too! xx

  14. Tracy @It’s a T-Sweets Day!

    Your Boo Brew mug rug is sew sew cute!!! I’m sure you will enjoy drinking a warm snuggly drink and reading all of these great witchy posts!

  15. Danice

    Adorable mug rugs! Favorite items to sew are quilts, especially for Halloween and Christmas. Thank you for the giveaway chance also.

  16. Sally Murray

    Thank you, very cute. I love Halloqeen!

  17. Pat

    Very cute and creative! … <3 Pat

  18. Carol Andrews

    My favorite things to make are quilts, but lately I’m hooked on bags and mini quilts,

  19. Carol Andrews

    Love the Boo BrewMugRug! I agree that spiders are creepy, but did have a pet snake once! Love those Smartie’s pouches. My grandkids would love them. Glad to see you on this Hop.

  20. Camille

    Yippee! I have glow in the dark thread so I am ready to jump on this cute idea.

  21. Nancy Myers

    Wow! You are a talented person. The mug rug is so cute.

  22. laurie a

    I love your mug rug! I actually really like that the glowy thread isn’t super bright. It makes it look a little more spooky. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  23. Kathy E.

    I make mug rugs for the seasons and yours is one I’d love to make a few of for our island! Thank you for the pattern. I really enjoy making pumpkin bars and pumpkin spice muffins during the Halloween week!

  24. Emily

    Such cute treat bags! I love to make my son’s Halloween costumes. We typically start with a long-sleeve t-shirt or hooded sweatshirt and embelish from there into whatever he wants to be.


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