Monday, September 12, 2011

Rainbow Mug Rug

I made a little mug rug.  I can't say who it's for because she reads my blog.  Sorry, Mom, it's not for you...

I discovered the quilting guide that attaches to my machine!  Look at those nice, somewhat even lines!  I don't know why I haven't used it before!  I also tried machine binding.  Normally I like to do my binding by hand, but I wanted to try a new technique.  I can't remember whose blog had the tutorial, but all you do is sew the binding to the front like usual, then pin the back in place and sew in the ditch along the front.  It worked really well for the most part, but there is one place (top of the left side) where things went a bit wonky.

It was a hot day when I was taking these photos.  Cleo was outside, and when she saw my shadow she immediately flopped down in it, glad for the cooler shade.


  1. I love the wha-gah! pose your shadow's in. :D

  2. Cool, love the even quilting - I just got one of those bars, haven't had chance to try it yet!

  3. I saw your name on someone's blog where you had entered a contest, and I thought I'd check it out. My middle daughter is named Esther, so that's what got me curious. I've never used the quilting bar I have, but now I am definitely going to try it. And, I always machine attach binding, but I use a zig zag to attach it on the front after attaching it to the back. Works well for me. Looking forward to following you. I like the rainbow mug rug!

  4. Esther! ha ha I just looked at your blog (sorry, it's been awhile since I've been on) and saw this entry! It's me! And I love it! The rainbow mug rug is on my coffee table. I love the colors! You are one talented lady. Thank you so much. xox (Jillian)