Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday sewing friends!

I had planned to show you some more completed mug rugs today, but I got a little distracted yesterday by a sick little one and some lovely custom orders that I should be able to show you in the next week or so. One of them is for matching mommy/daughter purses. How fun is that?!

Anyway, I just finished making my scrappy bindings and attaching them to the front of my mug rugs.


Looks like I'll be spending my evening hand-sewing binding in front of the TV. I hope there's something good on!

Happy sewing,
Mary

P.S. - If you own a sewing machine in the under $1000 range and love it, please share about it in the comments! A friend of mine is looking for a machine and I'd love to send her some suggestions. I use a BabyLock Decorator's Choice (which I love!) but I'd like to give her some other suggestions too.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Mary,

    I use a Husqvarna Emerald 116, which is super affordable (in the sewing machine scheme of things) at around $300 or $350. It's my first machine, and I work it pretty hard, now that I've fallen in love with quilting. It's runs super smooth and I really enjoy it. Hope that helps!

    Love the new mug rugs, they're so cute!

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  2. I always get so impatient with binding and try to machine stitch the whole thing and then HATE how it turns out so sloppy. I should really learn to just finish it the neat way!

    And I have the same machine as you and LOVE it.

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  3. Woohoo - binding!! One of my favorite things to do while I watch tv! Modern Family comes on tonight - we always make a point of watching that on Wednesday nights.

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  4. Your mug rugs are sooooo cute! I might need to try a few of these myself.

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  5. I am in love with those cute little mug rugs!
    I have a singer confidence 7470 and it is great. I got it on ebay for $360 and I think it is a great machine for the money. I would have no problem recommending it! :)

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  6. My hubby bought me the Brother PC-420 Project Runway machine this past year for Christmas. It was around $500 and I absolutely LOVE it!
    Sarah
    HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

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  7. Your mug rugs are just adorable. Look at all those yummy colors!


    I've got a Janome DC2010. It sells for $399. May be able to get it cheaper at Fabric.com with one of their coupons. It's a sturdy machine that will sew through some serious layers.I've been using mine daily for about a year and a half with no probs.

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  8. Hi Mary, we have a couple of class machines at the shoppe...Janome models. I know they are less than $1000 and are very good, dependable machines. I, also, own a Janome - not in that price range but I must say they are terrific machines. Love your mug rugs!

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  9. Love the mug rugs! So cute!
    I had a sick one yesterday too! It was an unusually quite day.

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  10. Wonderful mug rugs! Sounds kinda relaxing hand sewing the bindings in front of the TV. Haven't tried that yet. Maybe for next project. It all looks lovely.

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  11. Your mug rugs are so, so awesome. :)

    I also use a Husqvarna Emerald 116. It is like the most basic "Husky" out there. I think mine was $300. If I were buying again, I would buy the next model up (which I think is the 118) because it always stops with the needle down when you take your foot off the presser, unlike mine.

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  12. how fun are matching mother and daughter purses?! i can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  13. I have just bought a Janome 6125Quilter's Company and I am in love with it. It priced at less than 400euros but it came with a lot of diferent feet, like walking foot and free motion foot and an extension table.

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