* You must use embroidery foam and heavy stabilizer
Here is what you will need to make the star flower mug rug:
1 4×4 square of green fabric, cut into 2 triangles for each 2 leaves you will use
You can put in leaves if you want to. I have not tried putting leaves on the Fiesta Flower, so if you decide to, do so with caution.
Before you start sewing you will make your leaves, so they are ready to put in your design when you get to that step. It helps to make them ahead, so you don’t have to stop sewing to make them.
Here are images of each step showing how to fold the fabric into leaves and trim them. Use adhesive at each step, so the fabric will stay in place.
Trim off excess fabric, so you can see to place your leaves properly.
Hoop 2 layers of heavy tear away stabilizer or water soluable stabilizer. Place the art foam and sheet of heavy cut away stabilizer on top of the hoop.
Sew step 1 which shows you where to place your base fabric.
Trim around heavy cut away stabilizer.
Place leaves on the areas where you want them, making sure the edges are within the sewing area.
You must be very careful at this step. I suggest taping the leaves down with clear shipping tape, so the machine doesn’t get caught in the folds of the leaves. Don’t walk away from your machine during this step and be ready to press the stop button if you need to. I didn’t have any problems, but you may use heavier fabric than I did. So to avoid a problem, use tape.
Go back a step and sew step 2 again.
Trim closely along the edges of the leaves, inside the sewing area.
Sew step 3, which covers all the edges again and shows the star area in the center where you will place your fabric.
Place fabric for the star on the front and back of the hoop.
Sew step 4.
Steps 5 thru 7 are the lines in the middle of the design, the motif star outline and the center embelishment, in that order.
Sew step 8, which is the satin outline.
Pop it out of the hoop and your all done.