On Monday I took at class with Lorraine at Hi Fashion and made 14 inspirational mug mats - well I got the tops done at least. They still need to be quilted and bound. I made mine 5x7 inches. My friend Pam has made several mug mats for me on her embroidery machine and I use them all the time. I plan to use these for gifts.
The class was a ton of fun! Lorraine is a great teacher and it's always fun to see what fabrics everyone else is using :)
A couple of weeks ago I asked Jeff at Hi Fashion if he could order for me the new Aurifil 80 weight cotton thread. They had a special deal on the complete set. They had it there for me to pick up when I went in on Monday and is it ever beautiful!
My plan is to use this thread for hand appliqué and for machine quilting miniature quilts and other quilting where I don't want to thread to show much, but just create texture. Isn't this delicious looking? I may just have to admire it for a little while.....