Mug Rug Swap 2 point OH

I made the my first draft of the mug rug a few days ago. Man, this swap is strangely inspiring. How fun would it be to have an entire quilt based on some tableware inspiration?

I decided to make another mug rug to match my orange cup. But after thinking about it a bit, I wanted my rug to have a spoon rest. I included quilter’s vinyl (distributed by C&T Publishing) to cover one of my fabric squares. This will work as the spoon rest. I’m not too concerned about staining, overall, since I’ll probably be mixing mostly hot chocolates. I took the picture below, with the glare, on purpose so you could see the vinyl.

Then I went to my cabinet and found another graphic mug to work from. Its a mug I picked up at the 1000Won store in Korea. (1000Won Store is our Dollar Store) I used Steam-a-Seam and fabric scraps for the rug.


Y’all know I have an aversion to quilting in colored thread, but I’m looking to branch out. In both samples, I quilted in colored thread. Orange in the first rug and black (GASP!) in the second rug. I think it looks pretty cool. Baby steps…

And a third… or wait.. fourth… {{Someone stop me!}} … A snowman mug and a rug with green snowflakes.


The Snowman Mug is from the thrift store. Yes, I went to the thrift store with the express purpose of picking up some interesting mugs. You don’t want to know how many I found for $.29/ea…

Update: Each rug of mine, measures about 6″ x 10″.

5 Responses to “Mug Rug Swap 2 point OH”

  1. Sherry says:

    HOW CUTE ARE THEY THESE WOULD MAKE GREAT GIFTS. WHAT IS THE FINISH SIZE OF THE MUG RUGS. I THINK I'M GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SOME.

  2. Kristy says:

    They look really great. What a great idea.

  3. Patchwork and Play says:

    Your work is wonderful! How do you get everything to match so well! Aren't they fun to make!

  4. free indeed says:

    These are sooo cute! You certainly have a flair for coming up with the matching style of the mug rug…I'm VERY impressed! I couldn't do as well as that!

  5. logo mugs says:

    awesome rugs so cute.i think i m going to have make some.

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