I made myself this one. Katie Jump Rope is my very favorite fabric line and it makes me happy every time I look at it. It currently lives with my laptop, because I use it as a traveling mousepad for my wireless mouse. That way I can be on the laptop on the couch or on the floor with my boys and still have a smooth place to be able to use my mouse. (I hate trackpads).
This cute puppy was made for me by John / Quilt Dad for a private Twitter Mug Rug swap. I love the bunny and the decorative stitching on it! It currently lives underneath the lamp in my sewing room.
This awesome one was made for me by Brooke / April Two Eighty in the Spicing Up The Kitchen swap on Flickr. It's currently my favorite Mug Rug in the house, so it's hung up in my sewing room on the wall by my other mini-quilts.
I also made myself this one. It's in the same colors as the Sewing Summit logo and it's on my computer desk to hold my diet Cokes that I'm drinking at midnight while I'm up working on Sewing Summit stuff. Perfect. :]
Brenda made me this one in a swap on Flickr. I love the pieced apple and the fabrics she used. Plus the stitching is amazing! It currently lives on my kitchen counter underneath my Scentsy candle burner thingy.
This one was made for me by Ryan / I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts also from a Twitter swap. I looove the aqua and red Bliss, and this one is often-used in my house as it sits on a side table in my family room for drinks and sippy cups. This one also has the lead role in it's own Mug Rug tutorial on Ryan's blog!
Sue made me this one, again from a private swap set up on Twitter. I told her I loved blues and greens and she knocked it out of the park! She was also super smart and did the turn-and-topstitch method so she didnt' have to mess with a teensy and sometimes frustrating binding. This one lives in my sewing room to hold my drinks and treats for when I'm working.
I hope this gives you some ideas on how you can use Mug Rugs in your house - other than the obvious to hold your hot or cold drink & a treat! I have really found their size to be perfect for so many things when a coaster is just too small and a placemat or table runner too big. Plus they're just such fun little pops of design and color.
If you're making any Mug Rugs from the tutorials featured this week, make sure to add them to the Mug Rug Madness Flickr group so we can all see them!
Also, if you haven't entered in the giveaway yet, go to the official giveaway post and leave a comment for a chance to win any of the fantastic Mug Rugs being featured this week on the Tutorial Posts.
See you in the morning with a GREAT tutorial from the Queen of Mug Rug's herself! ;]