Backing material (maker used a thin cotton tweed-like fabric)
Quilting fabric (maker used a black quilting cotton fabric)
fabric scraps for eyes and mouth
Firstly, Look at the shape in the illustrations above. The Ghost-like template that you draw on paper needs to measure around 23 cm (9 1/2") Long, and be a similar measurement at its widest point along the bottom, the shape needs to narrowed to around 18 cm (7") in the middle section, and widen again to 19.5 cm (7 3/4") along the top. The Sizing is approximate, and, of course, your design can differ.
Thread (maker used Coats Cotton 8549 Purple, Coats Duet 7288 Orange, Coats Duet 1000 Black)
Other Sewing kit essentials
1. Place and pin the template to the backing fabric and carefully cut out the shape, do the same with the wadding, and repeat with the quilting fabric (shown in fig 2 and fig 3). So you end up with three Ghost shapes in the different materials. Repeat (1) to make a second mug rug.
5. For both mug rugs, cut out eyes and mouths from stiff material scraps so that the fabric does not fray. Maker used orange and cream coloured fabrics cut out from a large sample book, and she opted for the strips that still had backing paper stuck to the back. Maker cut out the facial features with shearing scissors and appliqued in position using zig zag machining.
Note: The finished measurements end up being approx 20 cm (8 1/2") Long and 17 cm (6 1/2") wide, so perfect as a mug rug, but also ideal as a table or wall hanging decoration. This is a straight forward project idea for a first-time quilter.