Mug Rugs are for Gifting

>> Sunday, November 26, 2017

The season of gifting is upon us! I hope all my American readers enjoyed the Thanksgiving weekend. 

fussy cut mug rugs

Last week was my first holiday gifting opportunity this year at my Quilt Guild's Christmas dinner. The lemon meringue pie was amazing! And so were the mug rugs! Everyone made two and wrapped them up to swap. I made two using last year's Cotton and Steel Christmas fabric, fussy cutting these cute glasses that remind me of my Aunt.

fussy cut glass from cotton and steel fabric

I added a thin pink border between the prints and simply quilted around the glass to make it a little puffy.

front and back selvage mugrug

I wanted to make them reversible and decided to use a rainbow of selvages!

You can use my selvage coaster tutorial to make one

I liked these almost too much to giveaway - a good clue that they will be well received :)

handmade gift bag

Then I had fun decorating the gift bag; you guessed it, more selvages!

selvage tree handmade gift bag

I used a glue stick to adhere the selvages then tied the bag with another selvage. I have a few more little bags like this that just might get the selvage treatment too.

With Joy,

Sarah V.

p.s. you can find my selvage patterns and more in my online shop


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