Wooly Mug Mat Series – November | a Shabby Fabrics Tutorial

Wooly Mug Mat Series – November | a Shabby Fabrics Tutorial


[ Strumming intro ] [Jen] Hi, it’s Jen and Tammy back with the Wooly
Mug Mat series, and Tammy, it’s now November.
[Tammy] November, I know! [Jen] This year is absolutely blazing by! [Tammy] I know it! [J] It seems like the older I get, the faster time goes. [T] The faster it goes? I think that’s true. [J] If you can relate to that, would you leave a comment? That way I know I’m not by myself on this.
[T] Absolutely! [J] When I was a kid, time went forever. Especially when there was school. It’s like, that clock is broke. Now I’m like, “slow down!” So, I hope you’re having a good time with this series. We’re certainly having
fun designing each month, and I know Tammy, you get your playground of your beautiful threads, and you decide what you want to teach. We started this series way
back in March. If you’re brand new to wool appliqué, and maybe brand new to
hand embroidery, be sure to go back to that very first video in our series,
where we go into great detail about how to use everything you’re seeing here, so
that you’re able to really come up with the same results. We started off last
year with the Woolly Mug Rug series, and uh, two little—two little of these were in the kit, and that was a lot of fun. We decided for this series, we wanted to have a bigger shape, where you can put your mug here, your appliqués off
to the side. This kit’s available, and as I can see—I see a lot of hand dyes in this. [T] There’s lot of hand-dye in that, yeah. hand dyed I believe it is yes is it the
black yes it’s all hand I so just incredible wool is in these kits and of
course you’ve picked some beautiful threads that I know everyone’s anxious
to hear you talk about that if you’re just now seeing our videos you’re not
familiar with the series as every project we do that has applique there’s
a free download you can click on the very bottom of our home page free
downloads you’re looking for the wooly mug map for November just grab them all
while you’re there absolutely they won’t be there forever so go ahead and grab
those before they’re not there someday you’ll have two pages once the layout
diagram and one is a tracing diagram and the tracing diagram is reversed for
fusible applique because we to use a fusible webbing on the back
pieces are down and not moving while Tamara is doing all her amazing
stitching especially if you’re going to be sewing that down by machine correct
you don’t want your pieces wanna moving yeah you want them down and that’s where
we use the heat and bond light you’ll be using a permanent pen
don’t use your friction pen to trace yeah I’ve done that felt really blonde
when ironed that down to my wool and of course the heat made the writing is
embarrassing anyway you’ll be using a regular pen tracing around your shapes
roughly cutting around in ironing those to the pieces of wool that they belong
to cutting out precisely on the line and you kind of have all your shapes ready
to go that’s when we like to use our light box or applique pressing sheet
this is the way for one it’s a perfect size for this project this is the fuse
of mat this is new we start our series off with the font important application
sheet which is great with cotton it’s it’s not as as as much of a performer as
this is with wool with the wool the fusing mat it just releases it’s amazing
it’s an incredible huge difference and then what’s things like this you can go
ahead and preassembled your acorn and you can pre assemble this pumpkin and
preassemble that pumpkin in sections so you’re moving things to the background
and bigger chunks yes I think it helps keep everything where it’s supposed to
be versus trying to move things one by one and that’s what the the matte and
the light box does for you in conjunction with the layout diagram and
that’s why we have a layout diagram consequently you know in my early
quilting years when I was first jumping into applique I found that a lot of
patterns have reversed for fusible applicate but a lot of patterns do not
have a layout diagram and I was literally trying to look at the picture
yes refer to the picture for your diagram so to lay it out we know that
having a layout diagram makes the process of pre assembling sections
possible so those types of things that you get for not only free patterns but
of course all of our paid patterns have that as well we really have your best
interest at heart when putting patterns together
on the products that we’re using a course hatin bond light or a fusible
applique product that you like maybe steam a seam or something else like that
yeah for our black Tammy you’ve always said you really don’t want fusible on
the back it makes it too stiff to stitch through yes I prefer that freezer paper
works amazing it does and this is one layer of the cut right heavy-duty
freezer paper I started off buying the store-bought
freezer paper which is really thin because it’s an for really wrapping me
yes no it’s not meant for crafting no and this is beautiful you can just iron
that down to your shape it just lifts up after you’ve got your first oval out
iron that down to another piece of black hole cut your second oval out and you
can just keep your using this over and over again because it just lifts away so
as like I said if this is all we’re trying to fast for as much as we can to
get to your stitch and get to the hamon stitching if this is completely foreign
to you be sure to go back to the woolly mug mat March that video was like almost
45 minutes long well we go into depth about how to do that pre assembling in
conjunction with all these products getting everything down to the
background as you’ve done correct that’s when the difference comes in restart the
specialty stitches that you have they’re very unique thread sets that you have I
see something new on this table I know that’s odd yeah this is I’m enjoying
that because I am actually a lot of hand embroidery at home first of other
upcoming projects and just transporting the needles back and forth and forth
it’s so much safer than I know this is the ultimate keeper and this is it’s got
a brass fitting and that’s this really nice it’s real wood yeah it’s beautiful
it keeps your needles right in here keeps them safe secure I can throw this
in a project I can throw this in my purse I know this is just beautiful I
think this would make a great gift miss John and it’s December it’s almost
Christmas the quarter stock So tell us—now, that we got
everything down to the background I see a lot of thread over here, what’s next, Miss Tammy?
[T] All right, so we’ve already got our appliqués, we have stitched these
down. We did whip stitch these— you can also use the Sulky threads to machine
stitch, and that’s what we like about the Sulky 12 weight cotton: machine or hand use. so once
we have that done yeah all right we are ready to begin our embroidery stitches
and I like to start with the arc so I’m gonna take a little ruler and the first
thing I’m going to do is I’m going to mark a start and a stop point because I
like to have them start and stop fairly evenly so I’m going to mark a start and
I’m gonna make it a stop just like that and people could really do as little or
as much as yo yeah absolutely you can do whatever you whatever you like I kept
this stitch about a half an inch away from my edge okay and I just used my
ruler and just kept going around just like this move my ruler half an inch
half an inch now I know Casey does this sometimes and he showed me to use dots
and he just dotted it and then you just connect the day either way we’re sure
this site it all works the same as long as we get that line on there and a lot
of times I just freehand it because you can kind of see where your line is going
you can can equidistance and I see the reason to keep away from the edges
you’re good in the end stitch these together where I get my good stitch yes
I wanted to give it a little bit of leeway so that’s why I came away from
that one a little bit alright so the stitches I chose for November is called
a wheat ears stitch I thought it was appropriate artists time and I’m going
to use a variegated thread oh how fun I think I see the one right there it is
that is it there and for the other stitches those
are Mort such as we’ve done before just yeah they’re just basic stitches okay we
did a stem stitch for the twirling vine a back stitch for the leaves okay
they’re basic stitches but we do refer to them and we do tell you what page to
look in the book if you need to refresh a a refresher course I you know why I
have to go back if it’s not one of my regular kind of glance at it and go oh
yeah I remember you have to do that okay so today is the new one today or said we
cheers – all right so we’re going to show you that all right so to begin this
stitch we’re going to come up right here between the two between my line and the
edge of my fabric so I’m about in the middle and I’m gonna die back to my
Center right on my line and I’m gonna come back up again straight across from
me get my needle maneuvered here there we go okay so I am I came up here I went
down on my line and I’m coming up again straight across from this stitch so
let’s see what that looks like when I pull it through yep makes a little B
right there you see that now we’re gonna go down and now I’m gonna dive back to
my I’m pulling this back to my line down a quarter of an inch we’re gonna pull it
through so now I have a little V stitch I’m gonna take the back of my needle I’m
gonna run it around underneath my little arms and my stitch there come around and
back in normally I work a stitch where I sew away from myself this one I’m gonna
work and keep bringing that needle to myself which is different usually I
don’t work stitches like that but on this one I found it easier to keep that
needle and just keep bringing it towards myself for some reason that just seemed to work
better let’s do another one so we put in a line I’m gonna put in another one I’m
gonna dive down a quarter of an inch like this and then I’m gonna take the
back of my needle and run it around through all those loops just like that
and then I’m gonna start again with the point right here back up and it just
chains all those stitches right together just like that
the variegation will come in fairly quickly I like this elegans a thread it
does change color fairly rapidly and it’s also not expected you don’t know
when it’s gonna change color that’s cool so now I have the yellow there and go
through just like that okay you just keep on going all the way to the end to
end the stitch I would just come in here just take your needle to the back and
you’re done and you’re finished with your stitch all right so now as soon as
I get my weed your stitch all the way around okay
I would then embellish the rest and I just used a friction pen to make my
lines on my leaves and I just drew right on there and that’s why you can follow
the pattern or just carry your own absolutely yeah do whatever you like
make your little arms out there whatever you guys like is good I love this I love
the friction pen the other pen I love is the mark be gone this one marks white so
on this one is the one we use to do the curlicues yeah on the pumpkins and
there’s it’s unless you guys out there watching know of a way to transfer this
onto here that’s the next invention I’m looking at is the next invention
definitely yeah and there’s some tracing deeper racing paper and you can mark it
with dodds you do
but there’s a lot of work to it I just figure pumpkins just LH or just grow
right dry those stems are alike so nobody’s just come in and go just make
you a little curlicue yep and you can either tap on them a little bit or they
do they just appear thank you so cool appear and those stitches look like
you’ve got a back stitch planned yes the buttonhole stitch around the edge and
then the stem stitch is what you’re doing yes with right here with this
pretty green variegated thread I thought that into it yeah so once all of the
embroidery is done in total yeah that’s when I know you love to steam everything
yes because all the lines are going away at that point all the friction lines all
my white lines go away when you see one of my favorite parts I know you love to
steam oh yeah while she does that the other thing if you have thread that is
misbehaving it starts to get tangled twists try some of this thread magic on
this I love this stuff for this dazzle thread and the razzle even if you’re
having trouble just with a regular variegated thread oh yeah the thread
magic it’s gonna just settle it right down and make it do what you wanted it
does and I struggle with just threading the needle thread a needle specially if
I can’t find my glasses I love this needle threader and it needs
your glasses with this John don’t make me do this on camera no but you can see
the giant hole to put your thread in okay yes it’s that’s a big target right
there right you can hit that target that’s not a problem that’s true that
thread in there if that is true right through boom yeah that makes because
what sometimes when I get toward the end of my thread and my needle slips off I’m
like oh yeah oh I’m in trouble that makes it no problem look I love how
the wool pressing Matt that things don’t get flattened yeah that’s why we want to
work with wool and that’s why we do the embroidery is that we want it lifted and
dimensional and like embossed yeah and it’s
for some reason the give of the mat but yet the firmness of the mat yeah it’s
perfect I don’t know how it does it I don’t know it’s perfect awesome thing
yeah I know this extra piece we cut off or cut out tammy-yes up on the back yeah
and then we just just lay that down there yeah right I just used some wonder
Clips to hang on to this I don’t need I don’t like pins when I’m sewing
embroideries because your pin is gonna get catch on you’re just going oh it
gets caught and it’s the Wonder Kip’s clap catch it occasionally but they
don’t snag my thread oh they just loop around it you’re like yeah I know just
get off of there and you keep going okay right
and definitely whip stitch back from the front not the back so you can make sure
you’re avoiding yes any of your stay away time your application once again a
complex stitch broken down is doable it is their step step not only your
excellent instruction but in the book is color step by step instructions again so
that’s the beautiful part about the book because sometimes if you’re traveling
you might not have access to video through a video and it’s a great
resource to have because I know when I’m on car trips you know I thought my
computer absolutely so Tammy I cannot believe that we were going to next be
talking about the wooly mug mat for this effort it’s gonna be here I can’t even
see there’s a potpourri of possibilities and ones that’s going to so join the
conversation leave us a comment we hope you’re enjoying the series and we will
see you for the woolly mug not for December you

17 Comments

  • Jacqueline Lindberg

    October 8, 2019

    Yes, you're right the older you get the faster time goes by.

    Reply
  • Karen Mack

    October 8, 2019

    Days go slow and months go fast – years go faster

    Reply
  • Regina Kalinowski

    October 8, 2019

    I love to embroider and cross stitch. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  • Naddsn

    October 8, 2019

    time passing – it depends – when having fun and enjoying the time sometimes time elongates and fun time seems longer!
    Thanks for the great videos and the wonderful free patterns! Very generous! A good friend told me that you do that and I´m very grateful for that! Greetings from Germany!

    Reply
  • hazelann alexander

    October 8, 2019

    By wool do you mean felt

    Reply
  • A Johnson

    October 8, 2019

    Was there a February Wooly Mug Matt?

    Reply
  • Angela Crawley

    October 8, 2019

    You both look like you truly enjoy your filming. Thank you for the great tutorial.

    Reply
  • terrynero81

    October 8, 2019

    You are right. The older I get , the quicker the time goes by.

    Reply
  • Carolyn Kauppila

    October 8, 2019

    I love these as all of your projects. So appreciate the free downloads. I have been thinking also about how fast time goes by as we get older. I remember when 365 days in a year seemed like so long. Now I think, there are "only" 365 days in a year. Watching my grandchildren grow up. It's just not enough time.

    Reply
  • Charlotte Kirk

    October 8, 2019

    Not only are the years speeding by, but there's an old lady in my mirror who won't go away! 😳

    Reply
  • Nadine Bukovic

    October 9, 2019

    Love your videos! Yes, time does seem to go faster as we get older! This mug mat is so cute-must have!! I also did the friction pen thing-I am so blonde!

    Reply
  • Laura Shutter

    October 9, 2019

    I was wondering about the time going faster myself :-D. I'm so glad it's not just me 🙂 God Bless

    Reply
  • Christina Block

    October 9, 2019

    Yes the older we get..time flies.

    Reply
  • Wendy Robert

    October 9, 2019

    Thank you!

    Reply
  • Gabi Stöver

    October 9, 2019

    Wonderful video! Again! I have a question, well two. First, does the Fusamat work with cotton (other fabrics) as well as it does with wool? And second could I use the Embellishing Thread set in my sewing machine as well (I have bad eye sight and am really bad with hand embroidery)? I have so many beautiful stitches on my machine that I would love to use with that thread to embellish the mug mats with.

    Reply
  • Broken Toy

    October 9, 2019

    It jumped into FF when I had my kids. I stopped looking at life as "until my birthday" and went to until "their" Christmas, birthday etc.

    Reply
  • Alicia Russo

    October 9, 2019

    I would love a complete kit…is that available?

    Reply

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