FNSI and More

I did some hand-stitching of another coffee cup for last night’s Friday Night Sew In, and I made it into a little mug rug for a colleague that is returning to work on Monday after maternity leave.  She & I visit a local Starbucks just a little too often!

I looked at a few hundred Mug Rugs on Flickr last night to come up with a plan.  There are some fantastic looking rugs out there!  I pinned just a few of my favorites.

It came together really quickly.  I think I’ll deliver it to her desk tomorrow so it’s there before she returns on Monday.

(Don’t look too closely…I used 2″ binding and I should have used 2.25 or 2.5 because I was constantly fighting it, and not always winning.)



This is the first time that I’ve actually quilted anything on my machine. I think I did pretty good for my first time.

And Then…

This morning I took The Blue One to the LQS and he made his very own pillowcase – Tootsie Roll method. It was his first time ever using a sewing machine. I think he did a pretty good job!




Pulling it out of the roll


Showing it off


I think we had a very successful FNSI and Saturday morning at the LQS!  Until next time…

Handmade by Heidi


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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9 Responses to FNSI and More

  1. Marci Girl says:

    I love, love, love how your mug rug turned out, too cute!

  2. Super cute mug rug!!! And how wonderful to spread the love of sewing to another generation 🙂 Your son should be very proud of his pillowcase!

  3. Anthea says:

    such a great FNSI for you… super cute and easy to make quickly. I find that 2¼inhc binding with ¼ seam is just right for me, good luck getting what is right for you, it is tricky sometimes…

    • msminnesota says:

      Thanks for stopping by!
      I think I would have been fine with 2.25 binding and a normal 1/4 seam allowance, but I went scant and ended up with lots of play. It was almost as much work as when I shorted myself on the first one and had to fight it to get enough binding to cover. Oh well! Always learning…

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  5. Jennifer Wingard says:

    The mug rug is super cute and so is your little man sewing away so carefully! I love getting my kiddos involved in all the crafty fun. Great FNSI!

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