In my last post about hst's, I made two potholders.
This time I decided to pull out a little bag of left over hst's to make a mug rug.
In the picture below are the hst's left over from making blocks for the first modern siggy swap.
I had just put them in a ziplock bag together. They were not ironed open.
So, I set out to iron them with the seams open. I prefer to have the seams open because it keep the seams straight.
Then I cut all the dog ears off.
I didn't trim them more than that, because they were so small already.
I tried a few different layouts.
I decided to use the second layout.
I started sewing all my pieces together.
I sewed them into four rows.
When I joined the rows together, I used pins to align them together.
Once it was all sewn, I picked my backing and batting out.
Remember when I made these two potholders for a potholder pass swap!
So, don't get rid of those hst's. They can come in handy for a little project.