Mug Rugs Mail

Sep 16, 13 Mug Rugs Mail

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I was out most of this morning and came home to a lovely surprise parcel from my Mug Rug swap friend :). I love the Mug Rugs especially the cathedral window patchwork.  I have always wanted to try it since my teens but could not find anyone to teach me.  I think it’s time I try it especially when there’s heaps of tutorials on the Internet :). I also love the fabric prints and colours used.  I had requested pink or/and purple.  I love that they are the same but different :).  Love the chocolates and coffee too.  LOL the chocolates didn’t last 10 minutes :). The fabric print is by Laurel Burch.  I just googled her name and wow!  Lots of gorgeous fabric prints.  Think I will have to buy some :)....

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My Mug Rugs for a Swap

Sep 09, 13 My Mug Rugs for a Swap

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A group of Aussie quilting ladies on Facebook decided to do a Mug Rug swap.  I quickly googled “mug rug” and had to participate in the swap :).  We had to make 2 to send to a special friend and will be receiving 2 from a different special friend.  The mug rugs were quick & fun to make.  It allowed me to practice piecing, basting, quilting and binding in a much smaller scale. My first mug rug is a Reversible Mug Rug made using this tutorial by Stitching by Starlight.  I was aiming for a mug rug size of approximately 6″ x 8″ so I modified the pattern slightly.  For my mug rug, I cut the following: 4 strips of 2.5″ x 6.5″ 3 strips 2.5″ x 9.5″ For the binding, I used the single fold binding tutorial by Samelia’s Mum. The fabric range I used for this mug rug is Fandango by Kate Spain.  Instead of using the word “java”, I appliquéd the letter “F’ for my swap person’s name :).   For my second mug rug, I made a Log Cabin Hexagon Block using Sewing Chick’s tutorial but with a much smaller starting hexagon piece.  I then added white fabric to make the block a rectangle. For the binding, I used this easiest cheat binding tutorial by Pretty Prudent. I have no details for the fabric I used for this block as it was purchased for me by my sister in Japan.   I have really enjoyed making these mug rugs and hope my special friend likes them :).  I plan to make many more.  I also made something extra to send but forgot to take a photo of it.  Looks like I now have to make one for myself :)....

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