Wednesday, November 17, 2010

mug rug

I just couldn't resist making a mug rug like the ones I have seen in so many blogs lately.  I was not happy with the white thread on the back, so next time I will remember to use a different fabric or a different thread in the bobbin.

The fabric is Origins by Basic Grey and instead of linen I used osnaburg cotton.  The backing and binding is Moda brown.  I love the look of linen and I purchased some in several beautiful shades at my LQS and while I was there they showed me the osnaburg, which was less expensive than the linen.  It only came in the one nubby color, and I am glad I bought some of it along with the linen.  This will give me a chance to experiment with both and decide if the linen is worth the extra money!

The mug rug is sitting by my computer with the cup of coffee that you see in the picture.  This is a fun quick project : )  I have the feeling I will be making a few more!



Elizabeth D. said...

Beautiful! Love the linen, too, especially the color. I'll have to check that out the next time I go fabric shopping. :)

live a colorful life said...

This is so cute. I'm using this fabric to make a new quilt for my bedroom.