So I decided to use some of these scraps to make a little mug rug and came across this fun tutorial over at Sewfantastic. The instructions and pics are very clear and you end up with a little bit of happiness! The biggest caution is not to pull on your fabric strips or "iron" with steam too much vs. just pressing the seams. Doing either of these will stretch your fabric strips and you will end up with wonky looking seams/lines or they will not line up perfectly....uhm not that that would ever happen to me! Yes, it did a bit with this little rug but it's still sweet!
This is the back of it and I used a scrap piece from one of the Victoria and Albert lines. So much like the city and the start of many peoples day.
I just straight stitched this every 1/4in with my walking foot.
Then I used some left over binding fabric from this quilt here. I like to cut my binding 2 1/4 in and in this case I machine stitched it on since I was a bit short on time.
This ended up being 9 1/2 in by 11 1/2 in and I used Kona white for the background.
Have a great week and Happy Stitching!