Back when mug rugs swept the quilting world I just did not get the point. I mean they're cute and all but all that work for an overgrown coaster? Still, some of those things are so darn pretty! This week I was putting away some scraps and had the urge to play around and you can guess the rest.
No fussy bindings for me though. Instead I used a turned pillow case finish (I think that's what it's called) where you sew the three layers of fabric and batting right sides together and turn right side out through a small opening ( clear as mud here.) And then I top stitched the whole thing for a clean finish and no hand sewing.
I took the opportunity to practice quilting with my 'in the ditch' foot and that thing is amazing! What a great tool. If you don't have one I suggest you go out and get one right away that's how great I think they are.
Now that I've made some mug mats I'm finding all kinds of places where I need one. Beside my reading lamp in the living room, beside my bed, my husband definitely needs one instead of a dinky coaster. See what I mean? I'm officially obsessed!
Linking to Patchwork Times check it out for more design ideas.
Until next time,