Mug Rugs Made with New and Recycled Fabrics – beige foundation

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Color scheme: beach sand dunes.

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Color scheme: mustard seeds in the Victorian garden.

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Color scheme: red roses in the Victorian garden.

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I also made a few mug rugs in flowery red and green. I somehow forgot to take pictures and only have this one (the mug rugs are no longer in my possession):

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As I mentioned in my my post Mug Rugs Made with New and Recycled Fabrics – white foundation, these mug rugs were sewn with the quilt-as-you-go technique. The bindings were made with the backing, sewn by hand on the front.

I have made 28 mugs rugs in total and¬†do not plan of making any more for some time. ūüėČ

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Mug Rugs Made with New and Recycled Fabrics – white foundation

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Color scheme: white house by the beach.

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Color scheme: mostly-orange flower garden.

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Color scheme: mostly-orange flower garden on a clear-sky day.

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Color scheme: strawberries and limes.

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These mug rugs were sewn with the quilt-as-you-go technique. A first for me, but not a last. I just love how easy and fast this method is. The bindings were made with the backing, sewn by hand on the front.

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House Mini Mini Quilt and Card РMade with Crafted Appliqué

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In my search of patterns I can use to test the Crafted Appliqué method, I could not pass by the house pattern I have created to make House Keychains.

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The house is quite small and was perfect to make a mini mini quilt. Of course, the house does not look exactly the same when lying flat.

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I used the background fabric to make the binding and stitched it by hand on the front of the quilt. I use my fabric with the rock motif very sparingly and saved a 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ stripes by cutting on the selvage. Crazy.

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While I was stitching the mini mini quilt, it occurred to me that the size was perfect for making a card. Which I have also made using the Crafted Appliqué method. Being able to stitch appliqués rapidly, without having to worry about any subsequent fraying is bliss. (I did not use the method for the background fabrics.)

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The background fabrics (green lawn and rocks) come from the fabrics I am using for my Downtown House blocks, while the house itself is made out of old clothes (pants and shirt).

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Tea Cup Mini Mini Quilt and Card РMade with Crafted Appliqué

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Crafted Appliqué is a new method invented by Lara of BuzzinBumble. I have decided to try it with my tea cup pattern (the same that is on my Tea in the Rose Garden mug rugs). The cup handle is very thin and I wanted to verify how easy it would be to sew it. On my mug rugs, I sew the appliqués with the blanket stitch to keep them into place and to make sure that the fabric would not fray.

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With Lara’s method, I was able to sew the appliqu√©s with only one straight stitch, along the edge. One single line of stitching for the handle. I must say that the method passed the test with a high score. It does not mean that I will now avoid the blanket stitch, because it always gives a special look to the appliqu√©. But, if you are in a hurry or want to work fast, Crafted Appliqu√© is perfect.

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I could not resist adding some lace below the cup. It goes so well with the fabric covered by little flowers.

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The binding was made with bias cut in the same flowery fabric and stitched by hand. Being a very small quilt (5 3/4″ x 6″), I did not give myself much trouble with the quilting…

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I also made a card. I find that a card and a small quilt that can act as a mug rug or a coaster are a great combination and make excellent gifts.

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Lara has created a page where people can link up the beautiful projects they have made with this method. This is also the place to go if you wish to buy Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities. Thank you for visiting!

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