Sunday, 10 June 2012

Mug Rug

I have always been intrigued by the intricate art of quilting. Despite my fascination, I stayed away from it  because I am drawn towards simple and easy projects. For me, quilting appears to be tedious, complicated, and overwhelming. 

When I came across a tutorial from the split stitch, I decided to take my interest in quilting to the next level. I found the  instructions very detailed and easy to follow. It was time to try my hands at quilting by starting with this small project.

I am so glad I gave it a go because look at what I made:

French Macarons - Yum!

Before this project, I have never heard of the term "binding" but the step by step instruction was so clear that I didn't have any difficulty following it. 

I even got to use one of the stitches in my sewing machine for the decorative detail.

Will I be making a quilt blanket anytime soon? Maybe not, but I will definitely make more of these mug rugs to give away for the Holidays. 

Happy Sewing!


  1. Virna, I LOVE your Mug Rug ! The one I have, I use every day ... you "go" girl !

  2. Just stopping by to say Hi!... from Find a Friend Friday at Sew Many Ways.

    Your mug rug turned out great. And I really like the decorative stitch you used on it.

  3. Virna,

    That is adorable. I too am just overwhelmed at the thought of quilting. Maybe once I get my stitching down I will venture out. :) Happy weekend.

    Jess from The Delightful Crafter

  4. this is adorable! I especially love the decorative stitching! you did a great job!

  5. Adorable Virna!! I love making mug rugs, you did such a wonderful job! I can't believe it's your first one, wow!!! :)

    1. Thanks Carla! Yes, it's my first one.

  6. Oh that is sweet! Well done you! If you enjoyed it, you could do the patchwork without the quilting

  7. oh that is so cute!!! What a fun idea! i love the fabric you used. Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  8. Lovely! I too am attracted to quick easy projects. And I've always wanted to try those decorative stitches too!

  9. I love the fabric you used!


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