Sunday, October 17, 2010

First mug rug

A mug rug is basically an oversized coaster. I guess it's so that you can put your mug on it but still see the design. So I made this mug rug but I still need tons of practice on my binding. I've spent all day watching binding videos so maybe they'll help me-time will tell. I decided to use the buttonhole stitch on the applique but I think with the busy prints, it was a bit too much maybe. Anyway I'm sending this to my sister even though it's not perfect-so hopefully she doesn't see it here. I don't think she reads my blog anyway. I'm planning to make one for each of my sisters (surprise ruined-but no plans yet what design). This one is made with 30s fabric from my stash.

the back-I made a little tag for my name

6 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

OK, so I am jealous that you can sew! This is darling!

Cris A said...

This turned out really cute! I've been seeing them all over the blogs lately. You did a great job! And what a great idea for Christmas!

Jenn Embry said...

So pretty! What a great idea. I'm sure your sisters will love them!

CathyRose said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest thing! What a great gift that would make. I think your binding looks fine. You always make such great projects!

Traci said...

WOW! This is so cool! I've never heard of such a thing but it is a wonderful idea! I love the colors and the pattern you made.

Pam said...

I would love to try my hand at making some of these. But I don't think they would turn out looking half as nice as these do. Great Job!:-)

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