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


  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.

  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..... :)

  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

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

  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 are a sweetheart! I hope you are well and enjoying the New Year. Hugs!

  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!!!

  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 :)

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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


  15. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Share Some Love party. This is such a cute craft!


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