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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mug Rugs!

I made nine of my butterflies!  I went ahead and added a trim to them so I can make mug rugs!  That blue butterflies is the fabric I'm using for the backing.

They ended up being about 5 1/2 and 7 inches big.
When I am cutting out a pattern from a book or papers, I use my ruler holder to hold my pattern for me off the cutting table.  It works great and it holds my place.
Back to the butterflies.  I cut one side of my backing smaller then I meant to, but made it work.  I pined them simply and since I really don't have any time to do fancy quilting (I need them done by Saturday), I am just following the butterfly.
 I am thinking the bottom picture might look better, I did not outline the body on it, just the wings, what do you think?  I am just using the backing for my binding to help reduce bulk and to save time.
Why do I need them by Saturday you ask?  I am having a tea party and want to send everyone home with something Springy!

 Mug Rugs are a great way to use up batting you trim off your quilts, this piece was the perfect size!

I wan a $25 gift card from What About Rheema?  to the Fat Quarter Shop!  I was so excited!  I have to admit, I did spend more then my gift card, but I got some fabric I had really been wanting!
My husband decided he wanted me to make him a mug rug when he saw the ones I was making.  I'll use some of his RTE 66 fabrics for his!  LOL



Kim said...

Those mug rugs are so cute! I love the butterfly image.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute mug rugs, and I can't blame hubby they are always nice to have around.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I like the butterflies. I like mug rugs too. We have a breakfast bar and I make them big enough for my plate so it's quiet on the tiles.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I love mugrugs and your butterflies are gorgeous. Your tea party ladies will love them. And did you notice how great they looked on your first photo as a quilt?? Lovely!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Those are cute. Enjoy your tea party!

Sarah said...

Your party attendees are lucky ducks ro receive such cute mug rugs!! I hope we get to hear the menu too. Clever way to keep your pattern out of the way, amongst your rulers.

Lara B. said...

What a very sweet thing to do for your tea party guests Missy!

Quiltsmiles said...

What sweet mug rugs. Hubby's will look great with route 66 I'm sure. Very generous of you.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What a sweet idea, visiting from Creative Goodness

Oui Crochet said...

Very pretty! You have some lucky tea party guests!

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