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I made a couple of these the old fashion way some years ago and have always wanted to make some in the embroidery hoop. Those I made with dark green fabric and beautiful pink rose buds. But this time I wanted to add a pretty fill instead. If you happen to prefer a pretty printed fabric instead of the fill, you can do that here too using the alternate files
I started out making pincushions out of little hats. But as I was making them I came to realize they are pretty mug rugs and the 4×4 is a pretty coaster. If you have scraps of fleece in your stash you can make these inexpensively and use up some of those scraps. Most any fabric that does not fray will work as long as it is heavy enough. I have felted wool ready to go. These projects are great stash busters.
If you prefer a mug rug then add a layer of vinyl under the back design and it will be waterproof. After the front and back sides are put together, the vinyl will not be seen.
The mug rug design is made totally in the hoop. The pincushion is the same, then stuffed, gathered, hand stitch close, and tied.
Being a hand embroiderer from back in my elementary school days, I created the hand look stitches – the flowers are lazy daisies. Each size design has a difference floral arrangement. These are the most obvious of the hand like stitches. See if you can identify the others when making your pincushion or mug rug.
I want my Mug Rugs!
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