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:

SeeingStars said...

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

Queenie Believe said...

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

Sheila said...

Great idea. They are beautiful!

Frog Quilter said...

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

Barb said...

How clever is that!!! I love pink!

Lynne said...

Clever!

Sowing Stitches said...

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

Béa said...

Very beautiful idea.
Merry Christmas Debbie.

Mary said...

Beautiful and what a great idea!

Shelia said...

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

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