Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Recycle them, please

   While cleaning out Deana's sewing room in preparation for her move, she found a bag of machine embroidered hankies  ....blue, pink and yellow.  These are not old ones, but still too pretty to discard.
   I can't remember where I saw this idea to turn them into mug rugs.  The fabric is quite thin so I folded them in half and cut off the corner embroidery in a square about 5 1/2".  I added strips around the sides to coordinate with the embroidery.

 
   And now a nice pair of mug rugs and I know just to person to send these to.   Of course,  these could be used in a wall hanging instead, or even a baby quilt, or tote bag.
  I have about a dozen or so of these hankies.....free to the takers.  No, the cup is not included.  Just a gift from me to you.    Send an email with your address for mailing, and note the color or colors you want.
Happy stitching.
Update:   Thank you all for replying and  wanting to recycle!  All the hankies are spoken for and will be in the mail today.

10 comments:

  1. Great idea. They're adorable with your pretty cups.

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  2. Great idea and beautiful mug rugs!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  3. Great idea. They are beautiful!

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  4. I would love pink and or purple. Contact me for snail mail.

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  5. How clever is that!!! I love pink!

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  6. Awesome idea! My eyes are going to be on the lookout for hankies at the thriftshops from now on for sure! Ideal gifts!!!

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  7. Very beautiful idea.
    Merry Christmas Debbie.

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  8. Beautiful and what a great idea!

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  9. Wow love this. You know I love pink.....and you know where I'm at. Merry Christmas to you Russ

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