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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mug Rug 4

I finished my mug rug for the swap, and I've already mailed it, before the very last mailing day...what has gotten in to me? I used some of my Finca Perle Cotton to embroider a rainbow and my partner's name {but, if you click on the image you'll see it without the name because I don't want to spoil the swap!}. I really tried something a little new this time around, and I'm happy with the results!  Oh, and you might notice that only two of the fabrics are from the same line {Central Park}, and the rest are from my stash {Bliss, Fandango, Meadowsweet, and DS Quilts}.


I backed my pieced top with fusible fleece, and then embroidered through it, and it worked great. I then added a layer of batting as well, which gave it a nice fluffiness. I've always thought my mug rugs were too flat in the past, so I think this will be my new method.  It also held the embroidery nicely, without any wrinkles between stitches.  I added a little row of hand quilting around the outer edge, another first.

All in all, I am glad my partner was a little picky in her likes, it really caused me to stretch, and I'm so glad I did.  I doubt I'm the only one in a quilting box, what are you trying to stretch yourself to try?


  1. I would make a quilt, that fabric is the best!

  2. This is such a great little mug rug! Now I know it is not for me! My name is not Candy!! She will love it! Well done!

  3. I love this project, really cute. I featured it on my blog: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/06/gallery-of-featured-crafters-3-with.html

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