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Let’s Swap Mug Rugs!

I’ve been waiting for this!  June is here and it’s finally time to swap mug rugs.  Now, if you’re not sure what a mug rug is, don’t worry, I’m going to explain.  But first, let me give you the Swap details.

Does Your Mug Need A Rug? Swap

What to send: At least 1 quilted Mug Rug, any size
Deadline to register: Midnight Sunday, Jun 7
Comment “YES” directly below this Facebook post to be registered.  Can’t see the post?  You’ll need to join our Fabric Swap Happy Mail group  first and then visit that post to register.
Swap Buddies will be announced right there on that same post on Monday, June 8 at 6 PM EST.
Mailing Deadline will be Friday, June 25, 2020

So, what is a Mug Rug?

At first glance a mug rug might seem to be just like a coaster, but it’s not.  A coaster is typically just large enough for you to set a glass or mug on.  But a mug rug is generally a little larger.  Large enough to hold a mug and a napkin or small plate of cookies or tea cakes.

Mug rugs are generally made from multiple layers of fabric so they will absorb condensation or spills.  But they shouldn’t be overstuffed or the mug might wobble and tip over.  Because they’re made to be thick and absorbent they’re an ideal quick project for quilters or people who like to do hand embroidery.

Mug rugs can be square or rectangular or round, or they can even be shapes, like a snowman or a jack-o-lantern or a Christmas tree.

Mug Rug Patterns

source: The Art of Home, Jacquelynne Steves

If you Google ‘Free Mug Rug Patterns’ you’ll find dozens of ideas.  But remember that Facebook Group I told you about, Sew Quilty Friends with Jacquelynne Steves?  Well, she has a blog and here’s a link to:  Jacquelynne Steves, The Art Of Home, 22 Adorable Free Mug Rug Patterns.

Donna Anderson

I loved my time working behind the cutting counter at Joann Fabrics but I love shopping at Joann Fabrics even more! What are you making today?


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