Mug Rugs (mini quilted)

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am proud of the fact that I have found a way to use up those scraps and practice my FMQ at the same time. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would advise you to not throw away any loose scraps that are laying around after a project, even if they are only 1 inch wide or long. Make a box or bag to store them in until you can make something like this.

What you will need

  • 100% Cotton material and cotton threads.

Q&A with sistertammie

Stitching Times asked:
Great idea to start ahead on holiday crafts. I was also thinking that these small pieces would make great projects to practice machine quilting technique for beginners.
sistertammie answered:
I plan on donating some to the church bizzaar in December too. I can see a little gift set with two nice coffee mugs, some mug rugs, and eithor coffee or hot cocoa in the gift package, wrapped nicely. That should bring in some money to send to our Mission church in Mexico.
NanaJeanFL asked:
Very cute and so practical. I imagine these will be good sellers. I'm not wishing I'd saved even smaller scraps. I save strips, but I'm learning on BOM and with projects like this every little bit can be used! I'm a newbie. What is FMQ? TI A!
sistertammie answered:
FMQ = free motion quilting. The lines on top of the quilt. I did stippling, curvy lines and you have to have a free motion quilting foot. You could just make straight lines. But I have found a great teacher, Leah Day @ http://www.freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/ Check it out. she makes learning easy and fun. Thanks for the nice comment.
NanaJeanFL asked:
Should have been I'm NOW wishing...
sistertammie answered:
Jean, this is what some of us will be doing on top of our quilts when the BOM is over. After we sandwich our quilt top with the batting (I like cotton batting) and the back piece. then add a lot of fmq stitches, bind it, and you have a quilt.
desna asked:
Love these too:))) Haha I have been wondering what FMQ was... eek I guess we learn something everyday. Newbie Jean I am a newbie too since Oct 2011... its a whole new language!
sistertammie answered:
Desna, I started quilting around December 2011... I have just had some great teachers on Eleanor Burns FB site.