Happiness is a mug mat

I made my first mug mat on Sunday. What is a mug mat, you wonder? Really, it’s just an oversized coaster to dress up your desk. Anyway, I was fondling looking at a pretty piece of fabric and telling myself that I really should cut it up and make something because it is so pretty. But then I thought…no! I don’t have to cut it up, so I cut a 6″ square (yes, I know…technically that falls under the category of cutting it up) and backed it with a piece of muslin and a scrap of cotton batting in the middle. Then I ran some straight stitches through it ( and that will be a very exciting post soon! No, really, it IS exciting!). Then I used orange for the binding and voila! A mug mat!

I gave it away to a friend who could use a bit of cheering up.

And speaking of needing some cheering up…it is still snowing here. It’s been snowing for three days. Maybe I’ll make another one of these for me!


About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
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2 Responses to Happiness is a mug mat

  1. Janine says:

    This mug mat is lovely – a little piece of cheery sunshine!

  2. Heidi says:

    What a cute idea!

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