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Scraps and FMQ practice mug rugs

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical, Funky, Casual
QuiltDude on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric scraps and leftover batting. Trilobal polyester and cotton threads

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What are you most proud of? Just playing around with my scraps and practicing my FMQ, I decided to make personalized mug rugs for some of my coworkers. I think they will like them :-) :-)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? These are a lot of fun to do, and come together quickly. This is the perfect chance to get creative and surprise someone with a home made, heart felt gift.

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I just went through some of your projects, I love them all. You got tons of creative ideas that I adore.

12/09/2014 Flag

Thank you, Bartolli. Those are very nice words! :-) :-) :-)

12/09/2014 Flag

I just found these while looking for scrap ideas. What a great gift for co workers or anyone. As with any of your projects, I love these. Thanks for the inspiration.

03/09/2015 Flag

The interesting thing is the movement of the fabric blocks, almost appear to be tumbling like blocks while Terence letters stand in a stack. You accomplished your goal with this one reminiscent of childhood blocks and I'll bet your co-workers just adored the mug rugs! Thanks!

07/18/2015 Flag

Thanks for your nice words, Quiltmom! :-) :-) :-)

07/18/2015 Flag

Since you enjoy FMQ, you might like to know about the new "Ruler Foot" by Westalee Designs. It is a foot for domestic machines just like they use on a Long Arm quilter. There are templates available through Westalee.com.au and Craftsy also has a class called FMQ with Templates. This foot and these templates allow people using domestic machines to get the same results as a Long Arm machine without the room and expense. I just got mine and if you have a Janome they have their own, if you're interested in ordering for Janome I can give you more info on that too. For now, if you'd like to to see how those templates work with the ruler foot, you tube has a ton of videos showing the beautiful results you get with any domestic machine. check it out, it might be something you will enjoy. On you tube type in Westalee ruler foot.

07/18/2015 Flag

Thanks for the tip! I am always looking for ways to improve my FMQ, and yes, I DO have a Janome - 2, in fact. I will definitely check out the YouTube videos!

07/18/2015 Flag

If you decide you want to order it, you can go two ways with your Janome. You can order a "Convertible Free Motion Foot set" for the adapter, then free motion foot set that has the ruler foot in it. I had to order them separately but together they make a nice set. You just have to know if your machine is a high shank or low shank, they are available for both. If you don't know, take your pressed foot off and lower the shank. Measure from the screw hole to the plate, if it is a half inch you have a low shank machine, if it is a full inch you have a high shank machine. If you get the foot that Westslee designs has, they also have a mid shank. I'll post pictures in my projects of my Janome convertible set and my ruler foot from Westslee so you can see what they look like. Have fun viewing the videos :)

07/18/2015 Flag

Pictures are posted so you can see what your options would look like on your Janome. Have fun exploring your options!

07/18/2015 Flag