Saturday, February 12, 2011
mug rug swap
For the first mug rug I used some batik scraps from another project. My swap partner likes to knit and crochet, so I thought this looked like something that she would enjoy. I used a glue stick called Lapel Stick instead of pins to hold my quilt sandwich together and I was very pleased with the way it held it in place while I stitched the binding on the mug rug. I hand quilted the mug rug with floss using a big stitch.
The second mug rug is a hexagon flower machine stitched onto osnaburg cotton. I used some of my Kaffe Fassett fabric collection and also hand quilted with floss and a big stitch. Once again, I used the Lapel Stick to hold the hexagon in place, instead of pins, while I machine stitched it onto the cotton.
My cat, Tiger, is showing you the Lapel Stick that I used for these projects. It is a temporary non-toxic fabric adhesive that dries clear and it won't gum up your needles or machines! Lapel Stick is water soluble and safe for most fabrics. I am glad that I had the opportunity to try it in these quilting projects, and I know I will use it again : )
I am linking this to Fabric Tuesday over at the Quilt Story blog.