Have you ever heard of the concept of a mug rug? I had some patches I saved off some old clothes, and I thought I’d give one a go. I first mentioned this in December, and it’s taken that long to figure out how to effectively insulate it without using polyester.
The answer was to use rectangles of a cotton fabric in my stash that I don’t love, and then it was just sewing on bias binding to finish.
And we have two sides – the more coherent colour scheme side above, and the whatever-goes side below. I love them both!
This is my first quilting project, in that it feels like a small quilt. It’s also my first attempt at mitred corners, which went well.
(They’re neater on this side, shh!)
I have tested it with hot drinks on multiple occasions, and it works great! It’s made its way into my circle of Daily Use Items, and I reckon it’ll stay there.
It’s also a nice soft little spot to rest a camera; or if I made one a bit bigger, it could be a placemat. (Oh no – have I collected another hobby?!)
Anyways, see ya!