Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mug Mats

I've been dividing my time between sewing for the upcoming Nov. 7 bazaar and a t-shirt quilt I've been commissioned to make. I'm not quite ready to show pics of the t-shirt quilt, so I will show you the mug mats I made yesterday.

It seems like I have a ga-zillion orphan blocks. Do all quilters have this dilemma? It occurred to me that I could very quickly amass a nice stack of mug mats by cutting a backing and a batting, sewing the whole business together, turn and topstitch. Easy stuff. So in very short order I have 8 mug mats ready to go. These are all over 6 inches square - mostly 6.5 inches. Nice way to use up scraps of batting, and it gives purpose to all these orphan blocks cluttering up my room. I expect I will be making more.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

4 comments:

Mary said...

Duh, why didn't I ever think of that? Wonderful idea

sewyouquilt2 said...

great way to use them up. I am trying to use my orphans in a border but that idea will have to steep for a bit.

tink's mom said...

Nice work, great idea.

Kate said...


Good idea and they should sell quickly!