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Mug Rugs – I always enjoy making them and they are wonderful fast and easy gifts for people.
Do you save the selvage edges on your fabrics? I do! I have a huge box of them and I think it is about time that I start making something with them. Craftsy has a free pattern available for the little mug rugs I have made for this post. You have to sign up with Craftsy which doesn’t cost anything and then you can download the Selvage Mug Rug pattern.
I was also very lucky to recently win this neat book that has 17 projects that you can make with your salvages! It is called Modern Selvage Quilting by Riel Nason. I can’t wait to make a couple of the neat projects. You can see in the photo below that I have “created” some fabric using my selvage pieces which have a piece of muslin on the back of them for future projects.
The two mug rugs I made are a typical size of 6″ x 9″. I also used 2″ binding on them. I used muslin for the backing and one layer of Warm & Natural batting. Notice how I made them going in different directions……am I a lefty or a righty?
Here are a couple closeup photos of them. Most of the time you see projects that only use the part of the selvage with printing on it…..I save the whole edge for projects.
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