Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Handemade Gifts

I made this mug rug  to match the mug my wonderful husband found for my SIL.
I used a solid dark brown for the binding and I was really pleased with the outcome.
I know you can't tell by the picture, but this is a wonky table runner. I used a few Batiks and I liked it so much, I think I'll need to make one for myself. This one was a gift for my sister's DIL.
I did a meander stitch on both of these gifts because my time was getting short. I chose a solid thread for the mug rug and a variegated thread for the table runner. I also did a machine stitched binding which I don't usually do. It's probably a good choice as these items will get lots of washing.


Vesuviusmama said...

Lovely! I'm sure they were both well received!

Shay said...

Ok Char - spill...How do you get your binding looking so perfect doing it by machine?