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« on: January 06, 2012 08:17:28 PM »

Is a coaster just to small for your drink but a placemat is just to big? Then you NEED a mug rug!  Please join us for Round 3 of Mug Rug awesomeness!!

Mug Rugs Galore! by thejoycottage, on Flickr

Round 1 discussion: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369416.0
Round 1 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371365
Round 2 Discussion:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390138.0
Round 2 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391152.0

In this swap well be crafting one mug rug for our partners.

- Mug rugs can vary in size and shape but should be roughly around 5 x 8.
- Any techniques can be usedpatchwork, embroidered, knit, etc. but keep in mind that the rug should be able to absorb a bit of moisture and protect surfaces from warm drinks.
- Please only send one completed mug rug to your partner. No extras.
- There is a 2 partner option for those who want to make and receive 2 partners! (please see description below!)
- We have only a 3 week crafting time this round.
- Posting to the discussion thread or PMing organizers is required at least every 2 weeks.
- Have fun!!

Swap name: Mug Rug Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Canamharris
Sign-up date range: 1/6/2012 - 1/18/2012
Date to send item by: Feb 8 2012

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no (Thank you co-organizerBakeneko)

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional Age requirement? no

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

If you want to participate, Please send the below Questionnaire to me (your organizer), Canamharris in a private message

Name of swap: Mug Rug Swap R3
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country (as would need to appear for mailing)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, smoke, etc)?

Type of rug you are planning on making (sewn, knitted, crocheted):
Type of rug you would like to receive (sewn, knitted, crocheted, any):

What general themes do you like (vintage, modern, cutesy, country, etc)?
Are there any themes that you really dont like?

Colors youd like to receive?
Colors youd prefer not to receive?

Would you prefer to have one partner or two partners?* (See notes below for more info.)

Do you have specific ideas or inspirations that would help your partner personalize your piece (Wists, Etsy Favorites, Flickr, etc)?
Anything else youd like your partner to know?

*Selecting Two Partners
If you opt for having two partners then you will be paired up twice. This will require that you communicate, craft for and send a mug rug to two different partners. See the example below...
Person A - 2 partners
Person B - 1 partner
Person C - 1 partner
Person D - 1 partner
Person E - 1 partner
Person A <> Person B
Person A <> Person C
Person D <> Person E

Sending, Receiving, and Feedback
SENDING: Take pictures of your items before you send. When sending, you must use a DC# (or for overseas keep that receipt). Keep your receipt until your partner receives. PM organizer and partner when you send.

RECEIVING: PM organizer and partner when you receive. Take pictures of received items. (Please take quality pictures, like ones you would take of your work.) Post pictures in gallery in a timely manner.

FEEDBACK: Given when a package is received (verified through PM or DC#) I will be keeping track of what has been received by gallery pictures (This is why it is important for you to take pictures of your items, just in case your partner does not) *Please PM if there is difficulty with pictures.*

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402634.0
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012 04:01:13 PM by canamharris » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012 08:18:34 PM »


1. Canamharris
2. Bakeneko
3. mosFATAL
4. sewmess
5. Costumesaremylife
6. rubylynns
7. Thimbles71
8. starfish1211
9. CraftyMamaBee
10. k8kre8s
11. Jessiesmudge
12. ckchan
13. GiddyUpMunky
14. thefourthwall
15. Sinellia
16. waterbaby
17. xxmyjelloxx
18. ironic
19. gerbilgal
20. noooitaremybirthday **2 partners!
21. pearljam94 **2 partners!
22. Deece in MN **2 partners!
23. Rodelphia **2 partners!
24. Oodelally
25. Waggonswest
26. the_trademarks **2partners!


Canamharris' Group:
Thimbles71  <>  Costumesaremylife
Oodelally  <>  CraftyMamaBee
the_trademarks  <>  xxmyjelloxx
k8kre8s  <>  Sinellia
the_trademarks  <>  Waggonswest
Bakeneko  <>  thefourthwall
MosFATAL  <>  Pearljam94
Waterbaby  <>  Pearljam94

Bakeneko's Group
waterbaby  <>  noooitaremybirthday
Canamharris  <>  noooitaremybirthday
sewmess  <>  GiddyUpMunky
Rodelphia  <>  Rubylynns
Rodelphia  <>  DeeceinMN
ckchan  <>  Deece in MN
Ironic  <>  Jessiesmudge
Gerbilgal  <>  Starfish1211

« Last Edit: January 29, 2012 07:01:59 PM by canamharris » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012 08:25:33 PM »

Inspiration, tutorials, Really cool mug rugs!!:

Tutorials for making mug rugs:
http://tipnut.com/mug-rugs/  (great list of mug rug tutorials)
http://sewhappygeek.co.uk/index.php/2011/09/06/tutorial-tuesday-cheating-zig-zag-mug-rug/ Cheating zig zag mug rug tutorial

Binding tutorials:
http://lollyquiltz.blogspot.com/2011/02/easy-peasy-binding-for-mug-rug.html (binding tutorial)
http://contented.typepad.co.uk/contented/2010/10/mug-rug-tutorial-part-two-binding.html (mug rug tutorial with mitered corner binding tutorial)
http://verykerryberry.blogspot.com/2010/07/mitred-corners-binding-tutorial.html (another binding tutorial- this one was recommended by the contented blog tutorial)
http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2011/09/quilt-without-binding-tutorial.html (the no binding method)

« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012 10:06:41 PM »

Mug Rug Madness Flickr

« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012 11:08:19 PM »

i really want to sign up for this one, but not sure if I'll have time to craft.  I think I'll wait a few days and keep an eye on it Smiley


I do personal swaps!
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012 12:37:38 PM »

i really want to sign up for this one, but not sure if I'll have time to craft.  I think I'll wait a few days and keep an eye on it Smiley

I know 3 weeks is less time then we did last time. However most of us found that crafting for the mug rug was pretty quick since this is a no extra swap! Maybe try whipping up a mug rug and see how long it takes you? I hope you can join us!!

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012 12:42:22 PM »

Hurrah!  Motivation!!

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2012 12:51:00 PM »

OOOOOOHHH!  I just signed up for two other swaps... If sign ups really go until the 18th, I'll see if I can get my tote bag finished next week and then I'll jump in.  This was sooooo much fun last time.  And I use my mug rug every day.  It sits next to me on my little table and makes me so happy every time I look at it. 

25/12,  14/13
57/50 in 2010, 53/50 in 2011, 85/50 in 2012 83/50 in 2013 link, 12/2014
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2012 12:52:06 PM »

... and I am totally going to cry if the art quilt swap starts up in the next couple weeks. 

25/12,  14/13
57/50 in 2010, 53/50 in 2011, 85/50 in 2012 83/50 in 2013 link, 12/2014
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012 02:03:25 PM »

yay, sent mine in Smiley
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