by SILOGIRL 17 Jan 2022

Just finished doing this cute little Elephant Mug Rug! Once again went outside my comfort zone with this. Lol


by peafarm 19 Jan 2022

You did a great job. I never get past where I can say I am in my comfort zone. Everything takes a lot of guess work and hard work.

by sonjapotgieter 18 Jan 2022

Awesome design!!!Great work done!!!

by bemara 17 Jan 2022

looks cute :-)

by asterixsew Moderator 17 Jan 2022

One will not improve and learn unless one steps outside ones comfort zone. This is lovely and I hope you enjoy using it unless your giving away as a present. Keep showing us what your doing and keep enjoying yourself at the same time

by graceandham 17 Jan 2022

Crafter 2243 said exactly what I was going to say. We learn by attempting. I started with designs built into my machine, then designs I downloaded and put on a USB stick, eventually added applique. Then I got digitizing software and learned to combine designs and move things around and maybe change them a bit, add lettering. The one that scared me the most that I kept waiting and waiting to do was Free Standing Lace, but turned out, it was easy-peasy and could have started there! I've probably sewn over 800 items, and only had two errors bad enough to throw away, but I kept them in sight of my machine for a long time. Both were putting designs upside down of how I hooped. One was a bib and the other was a newborn onesie - not an easy thing to hoop. Just have fun!

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graceandham by graceandham 17 Jan 2022

Still haven't stitched on leather, but know that requires a light stitch design, nothing too dense, and everybody says it is fine. Somewhere along in the list above, I started quilting in the hoop.

by crafter2243 Moderator 17 Jan 2022

Well done. By going out of the comfort zone we learn. I have held my breath many times while trying something new. Your mug rug is adorable. Aren't you glad you tried it?

crafter2243 by crafter2243 17 Jan 2022

I haven't tried toilet paper yet

sewmadau by sewmadau 17 Jan 2022

Toilet paper, Ah not to sure about that, one day perhaps "G"