Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mug Rugs and Fabric

Occasionally I "do the Twitter", but I still don't have a clue.  
Recently, I've seen quite a number of tweets about mug rugs.  Not wanting to ask the obvious, I searched mug rugs on Flickr.  Boy, am I in trouble!

I'm probably the only person who hasn't heard of mug rugs, but just in case I'm not, mug rugs are basically oversized coasters.  These are a great size because you can showcase some cool fabrics and patterns without them being covered up by your coffee mug.  Another cool thing is, I finally found a project for my Blah Blah Blah fabric.

Keep in mind, these are practice mug rugs and WIPs at that.  The binding isn't sewn down on the left one, and there is no binding at all on the right one....not to mention my sewing machine didn't want to cooperate...  I thought the Blah Blah Blah fabric was appropriate as that is how I feel before I've had my morning coffee!

These coffee cup fabrics I've had for a while, and I'm still using leftover binding.  Sweet!

Here's what happens when I hang out in my LQS with time on my hands and no list.

I have zero will power.  At least these fabrics were in the bargain bin marked down 50% ;-)

Have an amazing day!!!


  1. Those are WAY COOL! Love the one with the orangey binding.
    I think the idea behind the 'rugs' being oversized is that you also have room for a snack plate a/c to SueSewn over on her blog. (sorry no idea how to link yet...)

  2. That blah, blah, blah, fabric and the black and white coffee mug are perfect together! These look like fun to make.

  3. I've heard of mug rugs, and love them! I have a couple floating around the house. What a perfect project for your Blah Blah Blah fabric! That's house I feel before my coffee, and sometimes while I'm still drinking it. Very cool projects!

  4. I have not seen these but am already obsessed!! I don't care that it shows I have no will power either! I'm making some of these and finding a way into one of the swaps!!

  5. That bargain bin gets me every time! Love the blah blah fabric! Too funny.

  6. I think I like these much better than the usual sized coaster. Great idea.

  7. I like to think of them as mini quilts!!

    (I know what you mean about bargain fabric...I always start there first when I visit my quilt shops!)

  8. I LOVE that blah blah blah fabric! Too cute!!

  9. i'd never heard of mug rugs either- but what a great idea!!! what a great gift idea!!