Scraps
Just when you thought reading couldn't get any more fun, these oceanic felt animals are here to swim right into your heart. The tutorial below dives into how to make a squid, but the same method can be used to make any animal you love.
Beginner
Pop quiz: old T-shirts are perfect for...
Kathryn Vercillo
Red, white and blue has never looked so cute. Make a batch of mug rugs to use during your Fourth of July picnic — they can double as hot plates for your cookout, too!
Diane Knott
If you've got more green scraps than you know what to do with, it's your lucky day — this fun four-leaf clover quilt block is a fast, simple project to use every last one.
Diane Knott
Fact: snacks taste better when served on a handcrafted mug rug. Or at least, that's how you'll feel once you stitch these cute coasters and mug rugs.
Don't throw out those selvages! Save 'em from your fabric so you can transform them into a scrappy mug rug that commemorates your crafts.
Diane Knott
Mug rugs may not grow on trees, but they can come out of fabric scraps. This quick and easy project is perfect for summer or fall, and — bonus! — makes an A+ gift for any teacher.
Diane Knott
Whether there's a drawer in your kitchen dedicated to mug rugs or you've never made a single one, this folded flying geese design is a must-have. Not only is it beginner-friendly, but it's a great project for practicing a ton of techniques: making folded flying geese, sewing partial seams and using a pillowcase binding. Oh, and guess what? It can be made completely with charm squares!
Diane Knott
Make your morning cup of coffee way more colorful with a rainbow ray mug rug. This project is pure fun — and a great introduction to the sew-and-flip technique on a paper foundation.
Diane Knott
Reasons to love crazy patch embroidery: it's fun, colorful and uses your fabric scraps. Not to mention it's so simple to make, thanks to embroidery machines.
Debbie Henry
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