Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mug Rugs

I sold my wares at a show last weekend so I have been making new items at a crazy busy pace.  I have two more shows coming up this holiday season., but I wanted to take the time to tell you about some of the new pieces that I have been working on.

I have been making mug rugs, which are a little larger than a standard coaster.  I have been using my hand dyed cottons for the fronts and cotton fabrics that I either purchased or that were given to me from other people's collections. 

I started out by cutting strips and rectangles of my hand dyed cottons.  I have a lot of small pieces of fabric to use in various projects, before I start dyeing more fabric.  

I love the variety that you get when you dye your own fabric.

I sewed the strips together, and layered them with the batting and backing fabric.  I stitched them right sides together, turned them the correct way out through an opening that I left.  I hand stitched the opening closed and pressed everything neatly. 

Next I researched free-motion stitching designs and used them for ideas.  I free -motion
stitched designs on each one.  They are all unique, with different sizes and patterns.

I have these for sale, but they aren't listed in my shop just yet. Please contact me to buy now.  They are $8.50 plus shipping and tax for Michigan people. 

I hope that you enjoyed seeing a bit of my new designs and have a lovely week.

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