Saturday, January 4, 2020

sewing saturday

Sewing Saturday is here, but it's been a slow week here at chez LeeAnna
I quilted some hand made hexi mug rugs.
Felt on the back
I saw that I had tried some hand embroidery on my felt, so I positioned it on the back of one. The blue rug has light gray felt. One more to quilt and I need to get these little Christmas gifties in the mail.
After all, only 11 months and change til Christmas!

File this under better late than never.

I sewed a few more hexi stars while in the car...
they are fresh off the presses so kind of distorted with some papers still in place.
these are quite slow, all along the way.

I saw on a video that people are doing not only the whip stitch to join paper segments, but two other stitches. I sat down one evening and tried both stitches. I'd say maybe I could use them in certain circumstances but they are quite awkward and slow so I'll stick to whip stitch.

I mailed off several pet rugs, some are still in the works. I'd like to show you how I made them later.
for now, I had fun watching this video
...... and loved her approach to tiny shards and strips and cut off edges to make fabric


  1. Lovely hexagon works...and those stars are so pretty...enjoy your Saturday sewing hugs, Julierose

  2. Mug rugs are so much fun! Those some nice Christmas gifts~ Gave me ideas!

  3. Your mug rugs are fabulous. Love your epp stars. I've tried different methods of joining them, too and always go back to whip stitching.

  4. I have to say those mug rugs are really cute, I love them!

  5. Those hexi mug rugs are SEW cute (and the hexi stars are, too!!) Thanks for sharing that video link, LeeAnna. Off to take a look...

  6. Love all your hexie gorgeousness! Those stars look fabulous. It seems whip stitch is best for joining those pesky paper segments, isn't it.

  7. Clever you to make those hexies into coasters. I'm glad you have a project for the car. I'm usually the driver so it doesn't work for me.

  8. Love your stars! I too have tried other EPP stitches, but end up with simple whip stitch. It works.

  9. I love the way you turn those hexies into mug rugs! Do you sew the hexies together by hand, but then machine stitch them to the felt backing? I need to try that!

  10. I use the whip stitch to join hexies as well. And those stars - just too cute!! BTW - thank you again for the hexie mug rug. It's perfect for my desk.

  11. Wow! They are awesome!

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Fun projects... love the hexie stars... slow progress... that's what we like!
    Enjoyed watching the video... fun way to use up tiny scraps!

  13. Ooh! I love those Hexi stars!

  14. You've been having fun with some hand work - it all looks great!

  15. The mug rugs are adorable--I especially like the red one. Thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday!