This post contains affiliate links and I may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.Mugs Rugs - I always enjoy making them and they are wonderful fast and easy gifts for people.
Do you save the selvage edges on your fabrics? I do! I have a huge box of them and I think it is about time that I start making something with them. See how many I have! I even save the ribbons from fabric bundles, sometimes I make label pillows with them. I could probably make about a gazillion mug rugs with my selvage stash!
Craftsy has a free pattern available for the little mug rugs I have made for this post. You have to sign up with Craftsy which doesn't cost anything and then you can download the Selvage Mug Rug pattern. You can always wing it and just sew your selvage pieces on to a background fabric diagonally to get this effect.
I was also very lucky to recently win this neat book that has 17 projects that you can make with your salvages! It is called Modern Selvage Quilting by Riel Nason. I can't wait to make a couple of the neat projects. You can see in the photo below that I have "created" some fabric using my selvage pieces which have a piece of muslin on the back of them for future projects.
The two mug rugs I made are a typical size of 6" x 9". I also used 2" binding on them. I used muslin for the backing and one layer of Warm & Natural batting. Notice how I made them going in different directions......am I a lefty or a righty?
Here are a couple closeup photos of them. Most of the time you see projects that only use the part of the selvage with printing on it.....I save the whole edge for projects.
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