Sunday, July 6, 2014

What the Heck is a Mug Rug?

I have been seeing everyone posting "mug rugs" on blogs lately. Seems like this is the new buzz word and I have missed out. I Googled it to see what all fuss was and what this new creature was. Turns out it was all started by someone named Amanda back in 2010. Her blog URL is I went to her site and saw the original mug rug with a latte sitting on it next to her sewing machine but it was not her original post. I could not find the original post but it is a grey mini quilt with flying geese. So seems it caught on like wildfire and everyone is now making mug rugs. The closest thing to a definition is: Mug Rug: Larger than a coaster, smaller than a placemat, used for placing your beverage and maybe a pate containing a snack. It is a small quilt.

Seemed like a really cool idea to me so I decided it was time that I jumped aboard and made one. I have a friend that just had surgery and is recovering. I wanted to send her a little gift and this was the perfect thing. I went thru my orphan blocks and found this heart block from a swap that I did. Just the right thing. Hum.............don't want a square so put a message next to it............hum found this and it said just the right thing. I wrote out the sentiment on the fabric and sewed it on. I really liked how this looked. Ok now to quilt free motion on my domestic machine is rusty but I got the job done. I did a traditional binding, hand tuned to the wrong side. 

I just love how cute this turned out. I hope this is something that will make her smile when she has her cup of whatever sitting on it. I see a lot more mug rugs in my future!


Feathers in my Nest said...

Just Beautiful Ami..Love the message. your quilting is gorgeous.

Teri said...

I've looked at these for years. Here are some I have collected on pinterest
I have never made one because I can't get past the idea of what happens if something gets spilled on it?