I’ve been wanting to try a technique that I’ve admired for awhile: a combination of machine applique and embroidery.
So today I pulled out my bins of fabric scraps and got busy. Luckily, I had a few scraps of Wrenly left over from a quilt I made last year. The Wrenly birds were perfect for fussy cutting the windows.It’s called a mug rug, which is an unlovely name for such a lovely thing. Basically, a mug rug is an over-sized coaster. Something pretty to put your coffee cup on, great for personalizing your desk at work (or at home).
This one is 6.5″ square…a good size for holding a cup.
The pattern is from Jenny at Elefantz.She makes lovely things.
I’m very happy with this little project. I experimented with a couple of other mug rugs, here, but this one definitely shows improvement in my technique. Yay!
Next time I’ll quilt the back ground before adding the applique. Stay tuned! Do you have a special mug rug or coaster that you love above all others?
11 Replies to “Small stitching on Sunday: a mug rug”
This is too lovely to put a cup on. It needs to be on display.
I do like how you have fussy cut around the embroidery and stitched it
YOURS is my new favorite mug rug!! 🙂 SMILES!!!
Lovely, such even stitches. Super fun birds.
Beautiful! Love the flowers and birds. Super cute.
I guess I should check my spelling before I send. I said mug rungs instead of rugs! Sorry!
Your Aunt Margy would love one of your mug rungs for Christmas if you haven’t already sent one to her yet. I love mine!
That’s absolutely lovely!
Hi Nita, Nice to see your creative juices flowing once again now that it’s cooler. It’s nice to see the mixed mediums..makes one take the second glance. I’m just firing up my machines again and feel like doing something..so starting off making a paddle cover from a lovely piece of pink chinese brocade fabric. (from my fav. store)
I thought I recognized the hand embroidery style! Your version of this is just beautiful. I love the fussy cut fabrics.
What a lovely creation!