I just LOVE Mug Rugs. Sure ... they are nothing more than a simple little quilt in an adorable teensy size, but sometimes you just need a small and easy project to get finished quickly, ya know? Plus, I've found that they make great gifts - because who can't use a little extra potholder / cup holder / snack mat / Diet Coke rest on their desk or nightstand?
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I have about 8 mug rugs in various places around my house and find myself using them all the time. In fact, Mason has now been bugging me to make one for him with PLANETS AND SPACESHIPS MOM. I guess I'd better get on that, asap. :]
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I thought it would be fun to talk a little bit more about the awesome Mug Rug - what it is exactly, what size they usually are, and give some new fun ideas on how to make them. If you quilt, or even know how to sew a little bit, you might not learn anything new, but hopefully you might get inspired to make a Mug Rug (or ten!) of your own.
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March 21st - 31st is going to be Mug Rug Madness on my blog! 11 days of all Mug Rugs - all the time. :] I have rounded up 11 of my awesome sewist friends to put together brand new original tutorials for you and I will have instructional posts - informative posts - and links on the who, what, when, where and why of Mug Rugs. And it wouldn't be MADNESS without a giveaway or two (or eleven!), right?
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I hope you'll join in on the fun! There's a new little blog button over on my sidebar if you'd like to grab that to help spread the word! :]
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