Monday, January 15, 2018

Mug Rugs for the De Stash Challenge and Blog Hop


I've dipped into my fabric stash again.  This time for Mug Rugs.  "What is a Mug Rug?", you might ask.



Think of it as a large quilted coaster for your desk, big enough for a cuppa somethin' and a snack.  I thought they would be great Valentine's Day gifts for my family and also a wonderful way to practice my beginner quilting skills!  Some Mug Rugs can be quite intricate, but mine are pretty basic!  ;-)


The red and black pin wheel is for Handsome Husband.  The fabric was already in my Craft Room and I modified This Pattern from The Enchanting Rose.


I really love the vibrant colors chosen for our daughter!


This one has the quilting running three different directions, beginning with diagonal in the center panel.  I drew the first line using children's chalk.  Maybe someday, my skills will warrant more tools?  ;-)


Again, the fabrics are from my stash, and I found this Basic Pattern from The Curious Quilter and modified the measurements just a bit.  During photo edits, it occurred to me a graphic might look cool.  'Something like this!


I'm almost finished with the mug rug for my sister.  Here's a sneak peek!


Visit again in a few days to see it finished!  Oh, and did I mention I'll be co-hosting a Handmade Card link party beginning January 31?  I hope you can come back for that, too!  ;-) 

Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C'mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge
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If you'd like to join in the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge, you can request to join our Facebook group here!

Check out all these cool projects!

;-)  -Marci


14 comments:

  1. I have never heard of a mug rug but I like them! These would make great gifts for any occasion. Thanks for sharing them. Visiting from the blog hop.

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  2. I like the sneak peek of your sister's mug rug. It looks like it is going to be a fun gift! It looks like you enjoyed your little foray into the world of quilting.... careful, it's addictive..... :)

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  3. Mug Rugs are so handy to have. Love all the ones you've made Marci. In fact, I wouldn't mind having one myself. Love the pattern for "Handsome Husband." Hope he likes it. Quilting does sound like fun.
    Florence visiting from the Blog Hop

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  4. CUte idea to use up those fabric scraps. I like the idea of the graphics on them. They will be greatly appreciated.

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  5. Hi, sweet Marci! I just love your cute mug rugs! The colors you used are beautiful and brought a smile to my face :)

    Thank you for mentioning my blog...you are a sweetheart! I hope you are well and enjoying the New Year. Hugs!

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  6. I share your love for the Vibrant colours of your daughters mugrug. And I can't wait to see the little bird themed one you are making for your sister. Very creative!!!

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  7. I'm subscribed to a couple YouTube channels devoted to quilting. I get sucked in watching them assemble blocks. Looks like you've had fun! I'm looking forward to seeing your applique mug rug :)

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  8. I love your beautiful coaster! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Mug Rug...love it! I wish I had sewing o reven just fabric skills!

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  10. This is so easy and a great project to use up some of my smaller scraps that I just can't stand to give up. They can all be different and unique. Perfect!

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  11. Your mug rugs are perfect for Valentine's Day, Marci. What a great way to use up items in your craft stash.

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  12. Love your mug rugs and what a catchy name.

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  13. Mug rugs are such a great way to practise quilting. I especially like the one you made for your daughter, Marci.

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  14. Love this idea, so creative! Thank you for sharing on our blog hop"Vintage Valentine". Please visit my blog again.

    Debby
    Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com

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