Saturday, February 12, 2011

mug rug swap

I am participating in the Quilting Gallery's Mug Rug Swap.  It is a secret swap and the person I am sending to is not the person who will be sending to me.  We send 2 mug rugs that are approximately 6"X10" and they do not need to match or coordinate.  I had fun visiting my swap person's blog, and I discovered that she likes bright colors.  As you can see, I used lots of color in my choices for her mug rugs.  I will send them out on Monday, and then I will be anxiously waiting for mine to arrive : )   I wonder if someone has been checking out my blog to see what I like!

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.




Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

the gathering girls said...

Very nice mug rug!

Quiltstory said...

I love how you put the hexies together and fabrics, so cute! Great mug rug, the receiver will be so pleased I'm sure :) Thanks for linking up to Fabric Tuesday!