Thursday, November 16, 2017

December Swap - Mug Rug and Mug

It appears to have become a tradition within the Guild to have a  Swap at our December meeting. In the past, we have made 1-hour baskets, and drawstring bags. This year I had a couple of ideas on my mind, but it often happens that I get ideas sent to me. This years idea came to me more than once!  So the jury has spoken!

This year we are making Mug Rugs, and we are pairing them up with a mug.

But are you wondering what exactly is a Mug Rug?

I decided to confer with the experts, (Google) and they all agree that a Mug Rug is somewhere between a coaster and a placemat. It's big enough to place your drink with enough room at the side for a snack. No judging on what your chosen drink or snack may be!

I also found this neat description from blogger Erin of Two More Seconds
What is a Mug Rug?  A small, fun to create, mini quilt that is mostly there to look pretty on your desk and soak up your drink of choice’s drips and condensation, as well as giving you full-on permission to eat some cookies, since, well, that extra space off to the side of your drink is just THERE for you to use.How big is a Mug Rug?  As big as you want it to be, usually falling somewhere in between the usual size of a coaster and a placemat. 4″x6″-ish to 6″x10″-ish.How do I make a Mug Rug?  Just like you were making a mini quilt!

Swap Guidelines:
The mug rug must meet the following size requirements:
Minimum size – 4″ x 6″
Maximum size – 6″ x 10″
If you do a shape other than a rectangle, the biggest side of the shape cannot exceed 10″.
The mug rug must be quilted – this means there’s 3 layers: a back, a front and a layer of wadding of some sort (can be flannel, batting, fusible batting, insulated batting, etc.)
You must use good quality modern quilting weight cottons. (We want this mug rug to last through multiple washes and spills.) 
Non-Christmas themes would allow for year-round use.

Co-ordination or you Mug Rug and mug would be awesome!

Bring your Mug Rug and mug to the December Meeting for Swapping.
Wondering what hashtags to use? #calgarymqg #calgarymqgmugrugswap