Coffee Time Mug Rug

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Coffee Time Mug Rug

I seem to have quite a few half finished projects cluttering my quilt studio lately……so I decided to work on a couple. This little mug rug just needed some quick quilting and a binding and it was done.
 I cut the design with my Sizzix Big Shot and a die last year…..actually this is the leftover from the design. Sometimes I cut my piece of fabric a little bigger so I can use the inverted design as something else. I used Heat & Bond Lite on the back of the batik fabric.

Coffee Time Mug Rug

Here is the project that started the whole thing….well actually I think I originally started it because I had some left over half square triangles that I wanted to use. Add a square in the center with a design on it, add borders and you have a pillow. Now you know why I have so many pillows!

Coffee Time Mug Rug

The lines in this flourish are tiny so I just did a little free-motion straight stitching…..last year. Now I have the batting and backing all pinned together and I even have the zipper in the pillow back. Hopefully by next week I’ll have it finished.

Coffee Time Mug Rug

Fortunately the scraps that were leftover have already been cut into 2 1/2″ squares and 1 1/2″ squares and put into the scrap containers so I don’t have to figure out something to make AGAIN from the leftovers. Tell me I’m not the only one who does this!!

Coffee Time Mug Rug

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  1. I love the positive/negative effect of the design, both are very pretty but I think I like the mug rug best. It's always nice to have some lace cute to set down my coffee cup.

  2. This is such a pretty design! I can't wait to be able to get back to sewing instead of unpacking & straightening! Love your pillow too!

  3. Mmmmmm! Having my morning coffee and reading this post. What a pretty gift set this would make for someone. Get comfy with the pillow and a cuppa on the matching mug rug! Perfect for the cold weather outside my door!

  4. Two great projects. Yes, I cut those project scraps down into my fabric food chain – even down to that 1.5" size so many are afraid of.

  5. I love how you made the 2 positive/negative projects out of this!

  6. Just lovely! A mug rug and a bit of favorite tea or coffee – what a great gift this would make.

    I need to look through some of my orphan blocks and see what might lend itself to this idea.

  7. I love using leftovers to make other fun things. Last year I over bought for a quilt so when I was done making the quilt top I also made a pillow case, a tote bag that the quilt will fit into and a zipper bag, a giant pin cushion and still have left overs. Now I just need to have the quilt top quilted and it will all be done. 🙂

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  8. Libby in TN says:

    You are not alone. I have recently been doing the same thing — hate having bits and pieces left over. Of course, the extended project creates more leftovers …..