Ruby The Bear Rug

MT Original

As of today, I have a ONE year old - time NEEDS to slow down, seriously. I've decided to make this cozy Ruby the Bear rug for her present (and maybe for myself!).

 I mean how cute is this for a little hang out spot in the living room?

Sew you wanna know how much time it's going to take?

About 3 hours, plus a little time to vacuum up the yak remnants!

I wanted to make this look more like a teddy bear. Also, I think the sand color will hide our dog's hair a lot better - I'm all about practicality.

Finished Size: 44' long x 3' wide

For the belly of Ruby, I used a yellow thread to match the yellow in the plaid and followed the pattern in the fabric. You just need to quilt enough to keep the batting and the flannel together - about every 7" or so.

Just hanging out on the couch for family time.

Tips to avoid the dreaded seam ripper:

-Use fusible batting with the flannel prior to cutting the pieces. 

-Read through the pattern prior to staring. When piecing the head together, it's easy to get mixed up what your sewing.

-Make sure to check the faux fur after sewing, to ensure that you caught the lining of the fur - not just the shag. If you don't catch the faux fur lining you could have a shedding Ruby the Bear, and no one wants that!

-Prior to placement of the eyes and nose, stuff the head with the scraps from the faux fur, so make sure you like the placement.

Check out the Ruby the Bear Rug Pattern - HERE!

You can also make Ruby with this kit - HERE!

Grab Safety Eyes  - HERE!


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  • Kris Hanson on

    Hey, this is one of the Grandmas of that sweet little 1 year old ! I babysat yesterday and we read ( and snacked )on the cuddly bear rug ! It is so soft and adorable ! I’m so proud of you Katie for the beautiful job you are doing with Modern Textiles ! It’s a blessing to me to see your excitement and joy in your art as you create ! What a GIFT to LOVE what you do !!! " Ruby" is a WINNER !!

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