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Thread: MUG RUG #2 - Closed/Full

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    Just got home from vacation pmd, hopefully ill get in the swap
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    I use a quilt bonding spray, I really like it and I'm a newbie also. But you can buy fusible batting, check hobby lobby, Joann's and Hancocks.

    I personally like warm and natural, I use it for everything!


    Quote Originally Posted by vanginney View Post
    @elizabrat - fusible? What? I am a newbie you will have to be more specific. Like a light fusible interfacing? I have that...and your saying 2 layers in between? One for the back and one for the front. And then I can pillow style it together rather than binding (i get that part

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    I use basting spray sometimes. I used it today on a runner actually. No iron needed, but it really stinks!

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    I agree on the stinks part dustysmomma, and be really careful when you spray, the mist seems to float around alot for me. My table was a little sticky too. Warm and Natural is good I use that too, also if I want my finished product to be a little thinner, I use the 100% cotton batting. On mug rugs and table runners I only use one layer of batting between the front and back.

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    i bought the siliconized batting from joann's on line 20 yardsx 60 wide ,$34.99 less than $2 a yard. it quilts up nicely! haven't had any experience sleeping under it. it lies flat for runners and placemats, and mugrugs! and it has a very drape-able hand. they have a 30 day return policy but i haven't wanted to return it. in an heirloom quilt i'd probably use wool. but for more utilitarian, this stuff seems to be great. has anyone else here tried it?
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    I love all cotton fusible batting. I am not great at quilting. freely admit it. stitch in the ditch here I come. I love when you iron the batting between the two layers of top/bottom that it sticks. you get it to stick to the front turn it over iron it down that way turn it again iron it one more time. it holds. no basting. I stitch a row or two press again stitch a row press again and this way no shifting... that is how I do it. bamboo fusible is good too.. I prefer the natural items yes the fusible is probably as unnatural natural as you can get but once its washed its just cotton or bamboo. no sprays nothing bad smelling. that is my pitch. If its just a runner or mug rug I use whatever batting I have. I NEVER use fat batting or wool. fat batting is so puffy. great for simple quilting I think its hard for me to work with. things .. jump?

    see neclo I can talk about something other than WHERE IS MY PARTNER????

    oh that quilt that is the avatar that was done for quilt for quilters? OMG. this is why I should never have signed up for that swap. I am so not at that level! I did a huge medallion and 12 blocks to go around it. Nothing like that at all .. oh dear... that had to have been the best one traded. congratulations for such beautiful work.
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    I like the warm and natural batting also. I buy the bolt at Joanne's with a coupon or when it is on sale at 50% off.
    I also make snap bags that calls for fusible batting so I got a bolt of that the same way. This way I don't have to wait for it to go on sale or pay full price for it. I always have it on hand.

    I started my mug rug yesterday. I am making placemats so just added a smaller one. The top is done.
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    Boy I'm really screwed up! I better get started, I thought we had to wait for our partner to ask what they wanted. We can just make what we want? I think last week was longer than I thought. This pre planning for 3 weeks is going to drive me nuts, I've got labeled baggies of projects all laid out and then rotary cutters, machine, thread, Etc. on and on. Maybe vacations are not so great.....

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    I bet you have a trailer full of sewing things! clothes you can wash along the way at your sons or MY house but sewing you need this and that.. is there room in the toyhauler to sew? or just when your settled at your travel homes? Marybeth has room for sure oh who am I kidding her house is an implossion of sewing jobs.. me. room tiny table. hey can we sew outside on the picnic table new clean platform, bought vinyl flannel backed tablecloths for the table we could run the outside cord and stitch away! lol in the woods! something new for everyone.

    and no you shouldnt start your mug rugs yet as one has no idea what their partner wants color wise or who they are yet... so everyone wait! only a couple more days then you have plenty of time to make a mug rug that works for your partner. last time I had one who wanted greens anything green. Had I started early I would not have worked green. another wanted cottage shabby chic so you have to wait so you can hit it on the head with your mug rug! soon very soon ..open open open.. waiting patiently like I always do.
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    Yep there's room to sew but I probably won't until I get to Greg's house. We'll be there 4 or 5 days, depending on how long it takes Bill to do some of Greg's finishing projects he asked dear old step Dad to do....Great keep them busy and I'll just sew the day away. Planning on leaving there May 2, he wants me to stay for my b-day on the 1st. Not enough time to unload at MB's house, we'll only be there 1 night and then on the road again. It's getting close. My Dad is still waiting on a bunch of red tape paper work, saw him yesterday, doesn't look his best that's for sure. They took my brother on Saturday by ambulance to Billings and put him in the hospital, pneumonia. Today seems to be doing better but don't know when he can come home. Guess that's my happenings over the week end. And I'll wait until I get a name for the mug rug, we should be getting them soon right?

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