Quilted Coaster/Mug Rug

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0cThis weekend I had planned on working on new tables for my bedroom.  The weather was cold and the garage was not welcoming.  So instead of refinishing furniture I turned to an old friend for some crafting fun…my sewing machine.  

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I am still making small gifts for Valentines.  I have seen such cute mug rugs on Pinterest and wanted to make some of them for Valentines.  I wanted mine to be smaller so that they would fit on a desk at work.  I wanted them to be just a little larger than a traditional coaster.

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If you have been reading our blog you know that I have been fascinated with transferring images to fabric with heat.  The image that I used for this project came from Graphics Fairy. I have a major crush on her black and white images. To check out the technique that I used for the transfer click here. After transferring the image I wanted to add some color to the project.  I had some fabric remnants (already sewn together from another project) that I cut for the trim.  After the top was completed I layered together the top, the batting and the bottom fabric.  I machine quilted the coaster sandwich.  After the quilting I added some pink binding to finish it off.

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Remnant fabric I used to add color to the coaster.

0c2I have several more black and white images that I plan on transferring to fabric and making more coasters for Valentine’s Day surprises.  I plan on gifting the coasters along with the recipients favorite canned drink and all wrapped in cellophane and ribbon.

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  1. Pingback: Quilted Placemat - Craft Dictator

  2. Oh, that is something great to do and take advantage of the weather. Well, use the day wisely doing what you would not normally do. Awesome! I like to sew too when I can.

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