Friday, December 7, 2018

12 Days of Christmas Day 7

Day 7

Welcome to the seventh day of the Quilt Doodles 12 Days of Christmas. I just love my Ugly Sweater pattern, they are so fun to make!
It's never too late to work on a little Christmas project. I like to have a few of these Ugly, well not so ugly Christmas Sweater Mug Rugs. This is a great pattern to use your leftover Christmas novelty print fabrics. Have fun and mix up the colors and fabric prints. I've tried making them ugly and they always turn out super cute! They make quick gifts and are adorable paired up with a mug and some chocolate. My Ugly Sweater Mug Rug pattern is available as an instant downloadable PDF or as a packaged pattern. They can be found in my Etsy Store.
 My pattern can also be found in several local quilt shops. If it's not in your local shop, ask for it!
Pin your sweater body right sides together onto your batting. I like to use batting scraps for these types of projects.

Sew a 1/4" seam....

Remember to leave an opening so you can turn it right side out.

Don't forget to clip corners before you turn your sweater shape right sides out.

The super fun part is decorating your sweaters. Trace all your design pieces onto your heat n bond, iron onto the wrong side of the fabric scraps and cut out.

A Christmas Ornament ugly sweater. Isn't it cute and it's not even done yet!

I got one of each design put together. I'm now ready to do my applique stitch.

I used a dark brown thread from Aurifil. I use the same color thread for all of my mug rugs just for ease of getting them all done quickly without changing thread colors. What's great about this step is that you are appliqueing and quilting your mug rugs all at the same time. So easy!

After all my mug rugs are appliqued, it's time to camp out in front of the TV for some hand work. As you can see, I have lots of threads to clip. I've put together a button pack for you thru Just Another Button Company with all the embellishments for the mug rugs. The pack contains enough buttons to do one of each design plus some extras... I added some snowflake buttons too. This slick button kit is also available in my Etsy Store.

Shhhh, this one's my favorite... 

Another super fun thing you can do with these is make a bunch and sting them together to make a garland! I just used some red and white baker's twine and some decorative clothespins.

Happy quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere


  1. These are really cute ugly sweaters, Cindy!

  2. These are so cute. I like the fabrics you used. Thank you for the tips.

  3. I love the ugly sweaters I made. Great pattern.

  4. Haha, I love that reindeer. I got the big pattern already. And where is Belvedere? lol