Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Day of Mug Rugs

Successful Saturday. I spent most of the time I was awake with my sewing machine, and I'm very happy with the results! First, fabric in the mail (cue squeals):

Also, I think I'm officially addicted to making mug rugs. They are like mini quilts, and you can personalize them, and do whatever you want with them, really! I've even seen some with pockets for utensils. Maybe I'll get there, but these were my first (and I still need to learn how to do binding - that's a winter break goal for sure), but, just so I wouldn't mess it up, I did these flipped inside out without binding.

The first is for my mom's birthday - I already showed her, and she was so happy, she told me to go put it next to the computer for her mug/cup tomorrow morning. She loves brown and blue.

I sewed a patch on the back that says "Happy 48th (38th) birthday, mom! Love, Jess" and the date, but I forgot to take a picture.

The second is a slightly late birthday present for my friend Stef. She LOVES pink, and hearts, so I personalized it a bit with quilted and appliqued hearts :)

I'm still working on this one. It was going to be for my mom, and it might still be, but I'm not sure. I also started making black, red, and white ones for my grandparents for Hanukkah.

Also, if you've made it to the bottom of this long post, thanks and congrats =P One more thing - I call alumni at my college, and when taking someone's email down today, I realized it had the word "quilter" in it, and we ended up having a ten minute conversation about quilting! It was so nice to talk to someone friendly - and someone who knew just how addictive fabric and sewing is!

If this weekend taught me anything, it's that I am itching to sew more than ever. Thanksgiving break is next, and then three weeks of winter break - I can't wait.

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