I missed my embroidery while touring Italy.
When I got home and attended my sewing store's Embroidery Club I picked up
|Yes, I should have lined the cherry fabric so the background wouldn't show through.|
This mug rug is called "Gimme a Break!"
You know how I love my coffee.
I thought this was such a cute project.
I have some fall colored fabrics that would look fine but my ❤️ Is with my favorite color...RED.
After choosing my fabrics I selected the threads colors.
I finally learned how to download the designs into my MAC and look at them in my digital software program, TruEmbroidery (thanks Hubby!).
I can print out the actual size of the design and play a video to see how it stitches out the design.
The last step is downloading the design onto a flash drive to put in my embroidery machine.
|Ready to stitch out on my embroidery machine.|
I've learned so much about my embroidery machine this past year especially with taking the lessons, attending the Embroidery Club and Party with Patrick sessions.
I stippled the background grid in black embroidery thread.
Such a busy background but I love it.
It looks like red flowers & leaves falling.
|Added a quilting design, project name & my name and year to the back.|
Just have the back to embroider and then add the binding in the black and white chevon fabric.
I used Roxanne White Glue to tack down the binding and then machine stitched it in place.
That is so much quicker than hand sewing.
And sturdier too.
Have I mentioned I love these binder clips - no more pins sticking me.
|Gimme a Break! Mug Rug|
It turned out beautifully.
Now to have a cup of coffee!
I think I earned it.