Tuesday, October 8, 2013

What is a Mug Rug?

I keep seeing all of these fabulous quilters on Instagram talking about mug rugs...
Turns out a mug rug is like an oversized, quilted coaster.  I have been wanting to make one since...well since I heard of them.  But I hadn't done it.  Till now.  I was tasked to make something with a paper piecing pattern .  Now I had never done that before either, so I needed to practice before pulling out my pricy Oh Deer by moda fabric.


Good thing I did.  I messed up in at least one place and didn't match my seams in a couple others.  but after I cut it down...not so bad.
 
I just pulled from my scraps stash.  I kinda hate the binding, but I couldn't figure out anything else from my stash to use.  The quilting is an echo of the star that extends into the middle.

The back is a vintage sheet I got from a friend. 

The paper piece pattern came from the Virtual Quilting Bee (link on my sidebar) and was created by Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily's Quilts (click to get the pattern).

 I am gonna love using this!



And when I made the block with my moda fabric it turned out fabulously (picture to come)! Practice makes perfect.

6 comments:

  1. Mug Rugs are so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I had a blast with this one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. that is some awesome echo quilting going on there! Awesome mug rug!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. I loved trying out a new quilting technique!

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  3. I love the quilting! Paper piecing requires thinking upside down, so practice definitely makes perfect!

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    1. Thanks!!! It was so much fun trying new quilting! I'm still in need of plenty paper piecing practice, but using much larger fabric pieces for the one I will put in a quilt worked out quite a bit better for me! Thanks for stopping by.

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