Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Another Last Minute Gift

Mug Rugs! 

I see these all over Flickr and they're so cute! They're sort of a little snack mat for a cup of coffee or tea and a few cookies or a little sandwich. They can be as simple or as complicated as your time and creativity allow! They could be pieced with a small version of a quilt block or appliqued or just scrappy pieced.  If you need a little inspiration, go to Flickr and search "mug rugs".

We're going to do a super fast one. For this tutorial, I picked this cute mug that came with a flower arrangement. Then I found some fabric to match.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Last Minute Gift Idea


Supplies needed:

Simple (preferably symmetrical) drawing, e.g., tree,
      snowflake, ornament,
      snowman, wreath, etc.
Two contrasting fabrics
Fabric for backing and binding
Steam-a-seam lite for applique
Thermal batting
General sewing supplies

I'm going to make the tree, so I'll be referring to the "tree" and green and white fabric in this tutorial - you may be using a snowflake or something else and other colors.