Recently I was in the Mug Rug swap at Craftster, and I made my very first one! A mug rug is bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat; the idea is that it is big enough for a drink and a snack. It is really just a little quilt, so as a life-long quilter, I jumped right in!
I looked through my partner's Wists and I saw this picture:
For the back I drew a message, using a sloth (also taken from her Wists) and a heart to represent our Craftster usernames. I love the yellow dot fabric on the back!
This experience served to remind me of something I already knew: you need to take into consideration the function of the item you are making when you decide on the techniques you will use. Fine hand-applique should be reserved for things that won't receive a lot of wear and tear. Next time, I'm using Heat n Bond!