All summer long my beverages have been sweating all over my sewing table. I knew I wanted to make myself a mug rug but just never felt inspired to actually do it. Lately Amanda (Mrs. McPorkchop) had been inspiring me, posting her mug rug photos on twitter. (You know how much I love twitter!) Her mug rugs are so pretty & she’s been making an effort to use up some of her scraps, something I should concentrate on as well.
Inspired by Amanda I sewed up my own scrappy mug rug late one night. I obviously didn’t have enough lights on because I have some batting showing through. Can you spot it? I’ll have to applique something to cover up the hole.
I also practiced machine stitched binding. I am not good at that! I kept the white thread because I didn’t feel like changing it. It really sticks out but that’s okay.
I am so happy to have this thing. It’s so pretty & keeps my table from having puddles on it. Why the heck did I wait so long to make myself a mug rug?! (Mug rugs are way better than coasters.)
I also spent a good chunk of time going through my fabric stash & cutting little squares for my hexagons. Yup, I’m still working on those. I now have a nice pile of squares to be sewn up.
I also pulled a few fabrics for a destashing in my shop eventually. It’s really hard for me to let go of fabrics. I always think this might be the perfect fabric for a project in the future. Yeah right, Jaclyn. Let it go, you don’t want to end up on Hoarders!