Starter Craft: Make a Mug Rug - With a Mug to Match!
Above: this 'mug rug' from fun crafty site Prudent Baby is a fantastic first quilting and appliqué project.
Looking for the ultimate beginning quilting project? This 'mug rug' from Prudent Baby is just the ticket. The ladies at PB are just obsessed with ribbon - and I have to agree that the ribbon hem on this delightful little quilted square makes it really special.
Once you start working with appliqué, the technique the PB ladies used to decorate the rug with that retro typewriter, you won't be able to stop. Vintage fabric, toile, chintz, modern fabric with big patterns - it all just becomes grist for endless appliqué fun.
With a little ingenuity, you can make your own mug for to go with the rug - Cafepress is just one of many international sites that offer you the ability to design your own mug. For example, to match the typewriter on the Prudent Baby mug rug you could grab this public domain, vectorized typewriter from clip art site Clker.
This could be a really fun birthday present - a mug rug with a custom mug to go on top! Or do a matching set for a wedding gift.
Got any ace applique tips or ideas for us panicked - but crafty! - folks who need gifts for upwards of five weddings this spring and summer? Please let us know in the comments!