After sewing a big project that takes a long time to finish, I have to make some quick and easy ones.
A fellow blogger and a talented quilter, Karla of My Sewful Retirement, shared a mug rug tutorial with me from Inspired by Fabric, the Wonky Log Cabin. No pattern required, no exact measurements just fun with scraps!
I love making mug rugs and I’m fond of saying you can never have too many! I use them as coasters, little mats to put knickknacks on, or just leave them lying about to admire. 😊
These two are gifts I made for a couple:
The binding is not something I’m going to write home about, but I will talk about it with you 😉. They are bound from using the backing fabric, which is cut one inch larger all around than the front and batting pieces. I used a great tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.
I thought it would be a quick and efficient way to finish my fast project, but for me the corners were a bit of a challenge as well as some fabric bunching. Just more practice needed.
“Her’s” has some really crooked binding stitching to which I’m chalking up to late night fatigue.
I contemplated ripping it out, but I decided to call it done. It just gives it that “handmade look,” right?!
And one more…This one is giant and bold! I love it. I used my Kona solid scraps and the back is a bit of pretty quilt shop Nasturtium flower fabric.
This one I bound using a single fold bias tape I made, without cutting the fabric on the bias. Does this make sense? I even took the time to hand sew the back. I’m so happy with my corners and it’s overall neat appearance and yes, it’s a keeper! 😋
Daffodils are my favorite flower. Their trumpets play a song of Spring. I’m so happy to have them blooming in the yard now and giving us this pretty bouquet 🌼
I’m curious to know what your favorite flower is?
Linking up with Sherry of Poweredbyquilting’s
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