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    I made this mug rug for DH. This project is full of firsts.
    First mug rug.
    First actual quilt block ever made, before this I had made baby quilts 5" squares into rows then sewing those together to make a quilt top.
    First time working with QSTs.

    I wanted to use brown for the binding, but I didn't have any. Also, my binding needs A LOT of work. I cut the strip too short, but was too stubborn to rip it out, cut a new strip and sew it back on. I think I need to focus my time on watching binding tutorials. I'm REALLY awful at it. Lol

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    It just gets better and better and better from here - and I can see a lot of practice mug rugs in your future - maybe it's time we do another mug rug swap so you can really learn how to do them.

    Love the idea of using a block pattern to make a mug rug - great practice areas.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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    I really like the pattern and the colors your used. In your picture, the lower left corner has the binding folded correctly, and the corner looks great. It does take a bit of practice to do the corners, but you are on your way.
    If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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    That's really pretty, very nice pattern and I like the colors

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    There is a learning curve for binding. Your mug mat turned out good. I'm sure your DH will love it.

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    I like the block and fabrics! For small things like mug rugs I like to use Roxannes basting glue and hair clips. Saves the headache of pinning!



    Lorie

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    Thank you all!!

    Lorie, I stabbed my thumb three times while pinning and sewing the binding. Lol. My thumb is still sore and its been over 5 hours since I made that thing. DH loved it.

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    Here's a wonderful and easy tutorial for binding from the Gourmet Quilter.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq2Q3F17lv0
    Since you're always on my mind can you straighten out the mess up there?

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    I like the colors. You did a great job with you block and making things match up. Binding can take some practice and comes with a learning curve.

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    That was a great video Leah! Thank you. I going to follow that technique for the next one.

    Bring on the mug rug swap!!! I've only participated in one swap and I LOVED IT! It was fun!

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