After feeling bogged down with too many projects on the go and none of them to completion I decided yesterday that I needed a dose of satisfaction that comes from starting and finishing a project in just one day. I’ve been seeing these Mug Rugs in several creative versions all over blogland and decided it was time to make one for myself. This little gem was put together from scraps. I didn’t really do any planning just cut a few pieces, pinned them onto a white rectangle of fabric and started sewing. I didn’t even bother changing the colour of thread in my machine. Just used what was there.

The scrap of batting that I used for the inside determined the size of 6.5 inches by 4.5 inches.¬†I experimented with two new techniques that I’d never done before: free motion quilting and binding. The results were¬†amateurish but resulted in a pleasing rustic effect.

These would make terrific little gifts and would even travel well in the mail. I may just put those projects off a little longer and make some more.

Cream or sugar anyone?




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