Wednesday, January 19, 2011

AMH Mug Rugs finished & Giveawayyyyy!!

I have finally finished those mugs rugs that I actually started making about a month ago. Woops.

Binding pinning/misery:

 (First step in machine stitching binding)

 (Pin much?)

(Close up)

Stack of finished mug rugs!:

Each rug, front and back:

(My absolute favorite from the group!)

Project Stats:
  • 12 mug rugs just finished
  • Used all scraps from previous projects using Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks projects
  • With the exception of the Pea Green solid used for 4 or 5 mug rugs
  • Each measure either 8x8 (for the double hourglass blocks) or 8x9 (rectangular blocks)
  • I am banking most of these mug rugs for future sales. Maybe when I get my Etsy site running or sell at a craft fair. We shall see what happens in 2011.
Project Likes:
  • Using up scraps. I feel especially bad because I am a terrible fabric cutter and always mess up and waste fabric, so I like using them up.
  • Double hourglass pattern. I really like it a lot. 
  • Finishing 1 is super gratifying
Project Dislikes:
  • Using scraps. If you look at most of the mug rugs, there are lots of colors that don't necessarily match but coordinate instead. A lot of the triangles were scrapped from my last project, so it was a struggle lining up seams and getting things to work out. 
  • Scrappy binding. I don't like that at all. It stunk. It made part of the binding way bulkier. Also, if you look at some of the backs, I couldn't get thread that matched up well with all binding fabrics.
  • All that pinning!! I feel like doing 1 big quilt has got to be easier than 12 mug rugs.

Now let's get to that giveaway! I want to thank all my readers for listening and commenting. Stay tuned to see what I come up with for 2011!

What: I am giving away your choice of one of the mug rugs pictured in this post (or I can randomly select one for you) to one lucky reader! 
Who: To enter, you must leave a comment on this post. In your comment, tell me what your favorite blog post of mine is. One comment per entrant please. Also, be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.
Bonus: If you mention my giveaway on your blog, you are allowed to make 1 additional comment, giving you a total of 2 entries to win. In your second comment, just add a link to the blog post where you mention my giveaway.
When: Ability to comment ends on Friday, January 21st @ 5:00 PM. 
Winner: I will use some type of random number generator to select the winner. 

YAY! This is my first giveaway and I hope you enjoy.



  1. this is my favorite post because there's a giveaway :)

    You know my e-mail address :)

  2. My favorite blog posting was the Christmas tree skirt - probably b/c I had a vested interest in this project. ;)

    You also know my email address.

  3. Yay for mug rug giveaway! My fav post I think is the finish christmas stocking :)

  4. I'm waiting for a scarf give away, since I can't make my
    I agree, the Christmas Stocking was my favorite!

  5. I like the baby bug post the best, cause there are pics of a cute baby and Lauren shooting guns, etc.

    you should know my e-mail but just in case!

    P.S. if you can make a trip to Georgia you can make a trip to Pittsburgh, just sayin'.

    P.S.S. I don't even know what the hell a mug rug is, but I want one real bad.

  6. I Loved the Baby Bug post because I want you to have babies so I dont have to yet :-)

    you know my email, i think,

    love you cuz!

  7. My favorite posting is the Georgia Baby Bug blog. Particularly the pictures of the baby with a picture of you shooting a gun in the mix! It's all about variety!

  8. OBVI! my favorite posting is the Georgia Baby Bug Blog!!! The pictures didnt do it justice but im so glad u had a blast with us....and Charli misses u so...aaaaaaaaand I want some of these amazing rugs, as well as EVERYTHING else you make, please and thank u!!!!! XOXO now rig this stuff so i win! ;)

  9. My favorite was the Georgia Baby Bug Blog because that was an amazing trip and I also immediately fell in love with little Charli once I met her! She's so darn cute!!!! And from looking at her pictures you don't think it's possible for her to get any more adorable but then when you meet her in person she's even cuter and I just don't understand how we were able to leave her... Let's go for a Georgia visit 2011 round 2?

    And p.s. I hope I win a mug rug.