I am still working on mug rugs. Once I get started I want to stick with it because with the routine I get pretty good on the binding. I could almost say I'm enjoying doing the binding.
I'm doing them all by machine. I sew the folded binding on the front and then press the binding out. Turn it under and stitch in the ditch right next to the binding on the right side to catch the flap on the back. I do one side at a time, backstitching at the beginning and end on each side. This way the corners look really good on the back. Then bartack the corners.
The photo above is the front and here is the back. I cut the binding 2 1/4" and sewed with a 1/4" seam. That gives me enough extra on the flap on the back to get caught in the stitching.
I used the same color backing and binding on more than one so I could use the same color thread on more than one.
I finished these 2 during the day when the light from the window was perfect for a photo. Then I mowed the grass and walked down to the library to return a book.
I finished these last 3 while watching TV last night.