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Arty Mug Rugs

Even art quilters turn out mug rugs for swaps. We had a good time trading our rugs at a recent meeting of a group I belong to. The deal was, you got to choose a rug for each rug you brought. In the interests of fairness the selection was done in rounds.

I took five and ended up with seven, thanks to over production by some members.

mug rugsAll kinds of techniques popped up – discharge, decorative machine stitching, painting, piecing, and raw edge applique. One person even brought a beaded rug.

Here’s one I’d like to have guard my morning cup of coffee.

rhino mug rugWorried about coffee rings? These are pre-made.

batik discharge mug rugThis rug was cut from a larger painted fabric, and they all looked beautiful laid out.

painted mug rugTalk about the ability to cover up stains!

decorative stitch mug rugscrappy mug rugAnd for your dainty tea cup.

floral mug rug



Filed under Art quilts, Completed Projects

Details Day

Much as I wish I spent every sewing studio moment in a froth of creativity, sometimes you have to clean up the details.

I sewed a hanging sleeve on a small quilt for an auction,

Hanging sleeveMaking Trackssewed down most of the applique on a group quilt block,

friendship quilt flowerfigured out what to use for a mug rug swap,

mug rug bitsand completed the quilting on Bumblebee.

Bumblebee quiltedMy reward is to draw a line through those items on my list. Tangible progress.


Filed under Commentary, In Process