Little Mug Rug #1

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FINALLY!  Finally, I found a project for the patchwork on the right.  Finally, I made a mug rug.  Do you have a project in the back of your mind that you really want to do but you never find the time?  For me that was a mug rug.  They are so cute, however do I really need to use my sewing time to do such a silly little thing?  I say YES!  And I love it!  And I found a great use for a patchwork sampler I did months ago when I was testing a new technique.

For those of you who might like to do your own, let me tell you what I did for this one.

  1. Found this patchwork which was twenty-one 2″ charm squares sewn together      (on the right in the photo).
  2. Then I started slicing and dicing and sewing it back together!
  3. Cropped it down to a 7″ x 9″ rectangle.
  4. Sandwiched it with a back and batting.
  5. Straight line quilted until my bobbin ran out.
  6. Found a stray 2″ strip of white for the binding.
  7. Bound it.
  8. And there it is on the left!