Sunday, April 6, 2014

Little Chickies....

I love little chickens, I think they are so cute! Spring is here finally and little baby chicks remind me of springtime. Easter is around the corner too! So in celebration of spring I have a new applique mug rug to show you all. And since it is applique I thought it would be a good opportunity to show you all how to do fusible applique. It's quick and easy!

Trace your pieces onto the heat n bond. Make sure to draw on the paper side.
Iron onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Cut out your pieces and then lay onto your fabric. Peel the paper off. Make sure you
have the pieces placed just right before you iron it. Remember your picture will be
'mirror' image of what you traced.
Layer the front, batting and backing and pin well.
I like to use my blanket stitch on my machine to sew around
the pieces. You can also handstitch these if you would like.

Aren't the little chickies cute!!!
The pattern for these cute little chickens can be found on Etsy and Craftsy.  The colors can be switched up to look like a little baby bluebird or robin. They are quick and easy to make in an afternoon and Easter is right around the corner. Paired with a candle or some candy and you have a wonderful springtime gift. 

Happy quilting,