|Another Mug Rug Gift for Daughter in Law|
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Now in fabric boxes
Organizing My Small Pieces
A Few weeks ago, I found while wondering the internet, the idea of using Comic Book Backing Boards to organize my fabric. I ordered the Backing Boards and started to wrap and organize, but then came upon these little bits that are just a jumbled mess. They aren't going to fit on those Backing Boards..
|Jumbled Mess of Greens|
Each time I use these fabrics, I end up tossing them out to see what I want, messing up my sewing space, picking and choosing and then having to put them all back in again. Time consuming! So keeping in mind that I would really love to use these bits up I took some index cards and wrapped and organized. It took me about a half hour. I did the same with the reds and have begun the blues.
|Red Fabric Wrapped Around a 3 x 5 Index Card|
|Blue Fabric Wrapped Around a 5 x 7 Index Card|
|Hexagon Mug Rug|
|Hexagon Mug Rug Back|
These bits and pieces to make the mug rug are very old and they were all in a jumble in a storage bag. Which led me to another diversion..straightening my collection of bits and pieces into a usable (translation - findable) collection. I find myself taking more time straightening up my quilt room than doing the actual sewing! I'm looking for a solution to this conundrum.
Back to the Mug Rug...it is hand pieced and then the flowers were hand appliqued to the background. I hand quilted it.
These little mug rugs I've been doing have been a great way to hone my skills. I've never been able to put on a decent binding ...but now I think I can. Not the best, mind you, but it's coming along. I'm improving my hand quilting too. Again, not the best, but I'm coming along. And because the project is small, I'm not getting easily bored. ...which is why I have so many UFO's in the first place.