Friday, March 7, 2014
Quilt-As-You-Go Mug Rug
This one used my left-over double disappearing nine patch pieces. I'm so happy to find a use for these two strips since it killed me to cut them off of my mixer cover project. The pieces were already quilted so I decided to try quilt-as-you-go to assemble the mug rug. I found a few different methods and decided to try the one on Instructables.com.
I was surprised how easily and evenly the three pieces were to assemble. The mug rug lays flat; I can't feel any gap or overlap with the batting. The back seams were slightly bulky but a hot iron took care of that.
I bound it with the last bit of red fabric from the mixer cover. There was a lot of hand stitching for such a small project. The front joints were machine sewn, but the back ones were hand stitched as well as the binding. I can see why there's quilt-as-you-go instructions that are completely machine stitched. All that hand-stitching on a large quilt would be time consuming.
Isn't it cute? I'm pleased with how well the quilt-as-you-go worked. I don't mind wrestling a large quilt through my Singer, but this gives me the option to tackle a quilt in panels, instead.