No...I'm not talking about chain stitching. But actual chain quilting!
I was asked the other day how I had made so many rug mugs in a relatively quick time frame. First. A confession...I started them LAST year, May 2012. However, I did actually do the bulk of the work in one short morning.
I had found a photo on Pinterest of a sweet thank you mug rug and wanted to duplicate the awesome ruled lines of paper on them. However, I tried to think of the fastest way to get those lines on the squares as quickly as possible and with as little thread change as possible!
I quilted each hot pink line down all twelve squares. If you actually look at ruled paper, it isn't red, it's pink. And then a second one 1/4 inch next to the first. I then followed it with two blue lines (light blue).
All I had to do was clip in between each square and I was ready to turn them.
I did not go for perfect. Just made sure I did the first two lines close at the top and then evenly spaced from there.
I assembly lined the flowers. Luckily, my Sissix diecuts came in handy for some quick flowers.
Of course, I had to chain stitch all of the bindings. I just angled them and stitched away.
However, there is no way to magically hand stitch the bindings...and that is why they were not finished in time for last year.
But I did finish them. Bindings, felt buttons and all.
|Mug Rug Tag Close-up HERE.|
But just a crummy phone picture with Instagram filter for proof!