Saturday, May 25, 2019

OMG link up and a tip

Here are the two mug rugs that were my OMG for May.

Here is the May OMG finish link-up. (Thanks for hosting OMG, Patty!)

This is the second time I've used the State Fair block for a mug rug.  The one here was part of a two-mug-rug-swap back in 2014. (The theme was "summertime," hence the flip flops and State Fair.)

I think it would be fun to use State Fair for a swap with fussy-cut centers.

And the tip:
I use my cutting table to baste quilts. I often had a hard time getting the backing and the batting centered. (It's easy to center the quilt top because you can see it!)   Another blogger wrote that she taped two toothpicks to the center in an X.  Rather than rooting around for toothpicks I chose a button.  I hold it down with masking tape. Both tape and button are easy to remove when the basting is done.


Karen's Korner said...

Pretty mug rugs. What a great idea using a button to find the centre.

Patty said...

So pretty! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!