Welcome to Thursday and my day to show you what I created for the No Ring Blog hop. I do love a mug rug. Before I discovered mug rugs I used coasters which looked pretty but where only just big enough for a mug to sit on. Mug rugs are bigger and provide room to put a snack down. Perfect by my machine on a sewing day. Great on my desk at work and very pretty on my bedside table .
Thank you to Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks for organising this hop. Blog hops are great fun to take part in and I love all the ideas you get by visiting everyone's posts. Friday is my day off and I shall be making myself a pot of tea as I settle down to catch up on all the posts.
I decided to make a mug rug for one of my colleagues from work. Last year during lockdown she bought a sewing machine but hasn't had time to get started on her sewing. I'm hoping this week, whilst she is on annual leave, her machine has been out and she has created something beautiful. I had some sewing prints I wanted to use for this mug rug. I kept it very simple so the pattern on the fabric was easy to see. I added a small heart to one corner, I've quilted around some of the items on the background fabric. I had some button fabric which I think looks amazing as the binding. I had a few problems mitering the binding on my second mug rug so I did straight binding on this one. I also sewed this on by machine.
My second mug rug is a present for my daughter to use in her bedroom. She has two or three mug rugs but she doesn't have a Christmas one. I used the reindeer pattern from my Christmas table runner for this one. As I said a little earlier I had several problems with the binding on this one. As you can see the right hand side is all puckered. I will have to unpick the binding and re-stitch it. This is why you shouldn't rush binding.
When I was pulling the fabric for the other two mug rugs I found this teacup fabric and yesterday I decided to make another mug rug to use on my bedside table. This one still needs to have the binding attached because I couldn't decide which fabric I wanted to use. It doesn't show up on the photo but I quilted round the cups and saucers. I also stitched in the ditch around the border.
Here is the schedule for today.
Thursday, November 18th