Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mug Rugs Revealed

It has been another crazy, busy week at school and doesn't look like it will let up for a couple more weeks.  However, the good thing is that I get to come home and sew in the evenings.  I have been working on making some mug rugs for the stocking swap

Here are my two tic-tac-toe mugs (they call them hugs and kisses) and the two mug rugs I made to go with them.  they also come with a marker so you can actually play the game on the mug!  When I saw them at Tuesday Morning I fell in love with them and knew that I wanted to make mug rugs for them.  I pieced the grid and then appliqued the x's and o and the words.  These are machine bound in the same black and are about 5 1/2" X 9".  

A closer look at the mug rug.  I know I could have made it easier if I had just appliqued the grid, also, but I didn't want to do that.  (actually, I didn't think about it until I had already made the entire two rugs)

My Maxwell House coffee mugs get a solids rug with a pocket on the right hand side.  This one is a little more narrow - measuring about 4" X 8 1/2" - but this is a slightly smaller mug so it fits it.  The colors are pulled from the pictures on the mug.  I didn't want this one to be too complicated, even though the right side is a bit too plain.  I don't know the exact purpose of a pocket on a mug rug other than to put this packet of coffee in to give it as a gift -which is my intention.  However, I had seen someone else on the blogs - can't find exactly where, but I did see it more than once - make a pocket on their rugs and thought it would be a great idea to try it. 

 Here is the mug using the rug with the coffee snug in it's pocket.  Okay, too much rhyming for today.  I have a few more rugs to get to today, but before I leave, here is a the link to one that BeeBee made for the swap.  If any of you want to share what you have made and want me to link it here, let me know or you can link it in your comments.   Great job Beverly!!

1 comment:

  1. your mug rugs are so pretty. Once I made mine, I was thinking of how I would make another one.
    Now when I shop I look for cute mugs.