We learn from our mistakes. Mistakes are a good thing.
Maybe if I keep saying it, it will make this mistake better.
Did you see it? I am making mug rugs, my first ones, for my wonderful library volunteers. And I was quickly cutting and sewing the two blocks together. Did you see it yet? Yes I sewed wrong sides together!
On the plus side I got to try out a trick someone on another blog mentioned. After you rip the stitches you use the round rubber end to 'erase' the little pieces of thread from the fabric. Guess what? It worked!
For the embellishment I used this really cute red stripe fabric from Joann's, ironed it to a fusible backing, and cut candy canes with my Big Shot.
Then I ironed them onto the muslin side. You can see in my sample
I machine quilted each block with straight lines-vertical on the right and horizontal on the left(not over the candy cane).
I may add some rick rack before binding but I'm still deciding. I think I have to make about 7 or 8. I need to count my volunteer list. I will post a pic of the finished mats when I get them finished.