Mug rugs………..everywhere……….

What started as a preprinted panel by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics is now a stack of little mug rug/coasters ready for finishing. I began by putting some 80/20 (cotton/poly) batting behind the panel and pin-basting the layers. Then, to the quilting. That’s right……no backing just yet. A few before photos……….Christmas mug rugs 001Christmas mug rugs 002Christmas mug rugs 003Christmas mug rugs 004Christmas mug rugs 005

You can click on any of the above photos to enlarge them. It is so amazing how the stitching makes the squares come alive……………………………………….Christmas mug rugs 006Christmas mug rugs 007Christmas mug rugs 008Christmas mug rugs 010Christmas mug rugs 009Christmas mug rugs 011Christmas mug rugs 012Christmas mug rugs 015Christmas mug rugs 014       Oops……a bit of a thread piece left on this one!!!

Christmas mug rugs 013

And, now, I have all these…………..Christmas mug rugs 017

The thread used was Superior’s Metallic #025 Variegated Gold. It the same thread I used here. Off to the machine to finish them with the black backing. They will each be put right sides together with the backing square, stitched (leaving an opening for turning), turned right sides out and given a final edge top-stitch. Stay tuned…………………………….

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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18 Responses to Mug rugs………..everywhere……….

  1. Rosemary B says:

    Wow, super cute!!!

    • treadlemusic says:

      They did turn out very well. I have 2 completed and the rest (16) are stitched ready for turning/topstitching. Thanks so much for your visit!!!! Christmas Blessings to you! and hugs…………

  2. mtetar says:

    What a work of art and patience. Blessings, Mtetar

  3. Geez, these are super cute!!! Great idea to use a fabric with panels like this.
    Esther

  4. Michele says:

    That was a great idea and they turned out adorable.

  5. Lovely!! These are just too sweet 🙂

  6. These are just so danged cute.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Little “hostess” gifts and small tokens that don’t leave the recipient feeling “obligated”!!!! I’m so glad you found time to stop by (now that the ‘fam’ is accumulating at your place!!!!!!)!!! Hugs………

  7. Isn’t it amazing how a little quilting transforms a simple thing into a beautiful thing!

    • treadlemusic says:

      This project really exemplifies this…..big time!!!! Even I was amazed at the dramatic change!!!!! LOL! Quilting is really so exciting!!!!! Hugs from a hopeless (quilt) addict!!!!!!!!

  8. Laura says:

    Wow! Instant gratification for a beginner quilter! Each one having a different background fill would be an excellent way for a beginner quilter to experiment and learn technique. Thanks for sharing.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Absolutely!!!! The time just flew as each little block appeared under the needle, I pulled ideas from my memories of Leah Day’s “Free Motion Quilting Project from last year. 365+ different little stitches that work well in projects such as these! These would be a lot less intimidating for someone who is early on the FMQ journey. I’m so glad you stopped by and liked the post! Hugs………..

  9. ruthiequilts says:

    Brilliant idea my friend! I love the way you stitched them all differently too… Great way to practice stitches.

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