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Topic: 3 Mug Rugs ~ Celtic, Woodland & Owls  (Read 6877 times)
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« on: January 14, 2011 10:50:04 AM »

While wandering the swap boards the other day, I discovered the Mug Rug Swap.  How did I not know about these before?!?!  



For those of you who haven't seen them either, a Mug Rug is somewhere between an over-sized coaster and a mini-placemat.   Or as my husband noted,  somewhere between a doll quilt and a saucer!  The idea is that you should be able to fit a mug full of your favorite beverage and a small snack on it.  I clearly joined the swap about 2.6 seconds after discovering it.  As we are still in the Sign-Up stage, we don't have partners yet.  But here I am itching to make some anyways!  What's a girl to do?  How about some practice Mug Rugs?

This was my first.  I busted out some metallic threads and fancy stitches on my sewing machine.  I actually think it matches my work mug rather well.  



 
This is my second one.  I found a single fat quarter of the red Celtic knots a few years ago, and could never quite decide what to make with it.  I'm pretty pleased with this one.  I think I'll start using it in my office at work, since my office is starting to become pirate themed, with lots of black and red around the room.  (My office also doubles as the student office, supply room, and general visiting area for the Theatre Department.)


Note:  This mug is HUGE.  It holds like 20 oz of liquid.  Below is a picture of it with my normal sized mug.




This last one has to be my favorite though.  I just really love how it came out.  The fabrics were rescued from the scrap bin, and was originally from two student's pajama pants, and another student's shirt project.  
It's hard to tell in the photo, but the quilting thread matches the color of the little green owl.  






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Note:  The cookies in the photograph are Magic Peanut Butter Middles and were made by my wonderful husband.   Cheesy
 
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011 11:32:39 AM »

Ooh, these are really neat! I hadn't heard of them either  Shocked
I love all your fabric choices. The first one in particular looks really professional and classy and the way you put a panel in the back of the owl one is very cute.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011 12:39:33 PM »

Really fabulous fabric choices! Lovely!
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011 03:59:04 PM »

Jennie, those are beautiful! I'm so super excited about the mug rug swap. Cheesy

Please tell me that you had knotwork fabric on hand and didn't do those by hand/machine!
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011 06:06:10 PM »

Jennie, those are beautiful! I'm so super excited about the mug rug swap. Cheesy

Please tell me that you had knotwork fabric on hand and didn't do those by hand/machine!

Yes, I did have knotwork fabric on hand.  Smiley  I got it at eQuilter.com.  They have a section of British, Irish, Celtic & St. Patrick's Day fabrics.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011 08:10:29 PM »

Love the owl one!! its so colorful and pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011 10:52:05 PM »

I love these! very cute! and I love that they're all so different!
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2011 06:09:33 AM »

Grand Idea, great for a hostess gift !! Or for kids in school, or just kids. Love the idea and can't wait to try out a few myself.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2011 03:19:46 PM »

fantastic, think I will get my girl guides to make one for their mums on Mothers Day
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2011 04:26:25 PM »

That owl one is just too cute! They're all nice but I just adore the owl one  Smiley
I really need to make some mug rugs - and more sooner than later  Smiley
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