So after I took that picture the other day of the HUGE mug rug that I made I promptly chopped it in two. Yup, straight down the middle with the handy rotary cutter. There's no set size to mug rugs as I understand it ... just big enough so there's room for your cuppa and maybe some cookies on the side. Plus, I really like the rectangular shape - if it's square it's just a coaster, right?! :]
So simple and actually I think accidentally stumbled upon a little shortcut ... it's easy to make one 10x10" block and then just chop it in two then bind them. Plus I kind of like the idea of one for me, one for you when making mug rugs. :] I can't wait to make more of these addictive little things.
Isn't that Katie Jump Rope material just the best? I'm really close to having the full collection of it - and that makes me so happy! It's so cheerful. I'm of the mindset though to actually USE (not just hoard) my favorite fabrics so you'll be seeing this line show up in a lot of my projects.
So do you want my spare one? I think I'll run an unofficial little giveaway and draw a winner from the commenters here. Nothing fancy, just say hello. Just please only leave one comment to make it easier for me, and to keep it fair. I'll leave it open until Sunday the 5th and then pop it in the mail to you next week. Everyone's welcome to enter!
It's been a little chilly in the mornings here this past week and so my mug rug has actually been getting use with my mug of hot coffee in the morning! Consider this a little "Welcome Autumn" giveaway. :]
I also am almost done with another project for the Urban Home goods swap that I love on Flickr. This is the first hot pad that I've ever made! Love it - it's just like a mini quilt that you pad with heat proof batting. I hope my partner likes it. They said they could use a new hotpad!
And also I'm working on this little mini quilt -- I'll tell you this - those geese do not like shifty linen! But I'm happy with the way that the top turned out - now just to figure out how to quilt it and what to use for the binding.