Sunday, May 29, 2016

Another Mug Rug!

In my continuing adventures of Mug Rugs, this week I tested using Steam-A-Seam 2 as the backing and upholstery fabric for the flower and an old scrap of dress fabric for the background.  These patterns are just great for using do keep your scraps, right??

The results of using the SAS2 are shown and it did result in it gumming up my needle.  Not to the determent of the stitch out, but nonetheless something you might want to be aware of if you are considering using this product.

Using the heavier fabrics did result in additional/unwanted bulk.  Again, since scraps are being used, I consider it "no-harm - no-foul".  The additional bulk was not so much that a glass or mug of coffee won't sit securely on it.

Next up will be the Dogwood and Chinese flower patterns.  I won't be posting videos of them but I will post the finished results.  Last I'll work on the Daylily.  I'm not sure why I saved that flower for last or why I have gone in the order I have.  All I know is that this has been a real fun way to use my scraps and I'm already think of using the designs in a quilt.  The patter also suggests using the designs in a wall hanging.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Another Rug Mug

Here's a new video of another Rug Mug. This time I've included additional instruction on how the project goes together.  Next up will be the Poinsettia design.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Mug Rug

Today I worked on a Smith Street Designs Blooming' Mats pattern.  The pattern creates rugs for your coffee cup or drink cup.  The one I selected was the sunflower pattern.  It consisted of just 3 appliqué pieces and I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the pieces.

It was easy to do starting with some quilt batting (I used some scrap material I had) with the background fabric in a hoop.  In my case I used the 150 X 180 hoop.  The pattern provides placement stitches so you know exactly where to lay down your appliqué pieces.  In my case I used material I had in my scrap stash since I was testing the design.  Here's a video link for the short video I did and posted on YouTube.