take a sip of inspirationI learned to make a folded bow tie block at an event at Needles and Pins several years ago. I got a little hooked and made an entire charm pack (Moda Basic Grey “Little Black Dress”) into bow ties! I made two different-sized table toppers out of them, and coincidentally, there were six blocks left over that I used for the mug rug swap.

Bow Tie Mug Rug
This mug rug was made by Becca Fenstermaker.

You might get hooked, too. There’s a tutorial over at My Life is a Stitch with lots of photos.

Bow Tie Table Toppers
The bow tie table toppers!

This Friday, I’m hosting the Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday linky party! Get a post about your finished or almost-finished projects ready to show off to your friends, then add your link to the party. Even if you don’t have a blog, check out all of the fabulous bloggers and admire their latest work! For more about TGIFF, visit the main page here.

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