Monday, 3 March 2014

I Love Making Mug Rugs

Yes, I do!

They are easy projects, almost instant gratification when I feel a bit bleh about sewing dresses yet not enough time for making a quilt. So I make mug rugs lol...


Last night, I finished this beauty. I designed it myself, a cottage chic mug rug made from mostly Lecien florals, which I adore and hoarded to no end...



I used a pretty natural linen fabric also from Lecien as backing as well as the binding, which I sew by hand. And I also added a delicate lace edging to complete the updated floral, linen & lace look. I love this style and colors but I need to sew more using these fabrics instead of just keeping them stashed away.

This is not my first mug rug. I have made a few for myself and friends. My first mug rug was this one made using the quilt-as-you-go method :


And later when I was still working I made this one for the office, and experimented on my free motion quilting :



Recently I made this as a gift, also using fmq and hand binding :



I plan to make more for sale too. Do you love mug rugs as much as I do? They are great scrap busting projects and quick too!


4 comments:

  1. cun kak.. dgn lace lagi! saya tak pernah buat mug rug untuk diri sendiri.. buat 1 untuk kawan pastu dah..tak buat2 dah.. huhu... bila nak rajin mcm kak zira nih.....! ;)

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    1. Jom la buat Zila senang je hehe...projek menghabiskan scraps lol

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  2. I love your mug rugs! I keep meaning to have a play and make some as I have some lovely charm packs and some very cute 'leftovers'. Hmmmm, must try some soon!!

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    1. It's a fun little project and great scrap buster! I'm sure you'd have so much fun and once you make one you'd want to make more!

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