Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mug Rugs!!

I made a couple of mug rugs...


I love how this one turned out... I made it as a gift for someone.  The colors in this one are so bright and cheerful!  

These didn't take very long to make, but it took me forever (ok, I am exaggerating) to decide on the fabrics for this one.  I get a little neurotic when it comes to picking fabrics for gifts.  I want it to be just right!  

The fabrics are Full Moon Polka Dot in Cherry from Amy Butler's Lotus Collection; Bouquet in Red, Posie in Grey and Posie in Turquoise (backing) from Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy Collection.

**Post Update - This mug rug is now available in my Etsy shop.  You can view the listing here:  Flea Market Fancy Mug Rug




These are 5" by 8".  Perfect size for a beverage and snack.



This one I made for myself.  Every time I sit down to sew, I look for a place to put my drink and realize that I don't have one.

I love the colors in this one.  The bright aqua color of the Organic Park Circles is so soothing.

The fabrics are Boho Chevron in Eggplant by Annette Tatum for Free Spirit, Pencil Sweater Check from Little Apples by Aneela Hoey for Moda, and Modern Whimsey Organic Park Circles by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman.

The fabric with the medallions and the backing are from my scraps and are unknowns.


I am still sewing away on my I Spy quilt.  I am still piecing...and piecing....and piecing.  I should have the top put together in the next day or two.

What project are you working on?

**New update:  To make your own mug rugs you can find a pattern for these designs and other variations listed in my shop here - Bundle of Mug Rugs.

Have a great Wednesday!
Candace

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28 comments:

  1. Candace! Love these! Adorable. The eye spy quilt is so cute!
    I just ordered my tumbler template from Missouri quilt company, I fell so in love with yours. It fits on top of charm packs with minimal waste!

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  2. AHHHHHHH THOSE ARE SO CUTE. I saw them yesterday but I didn't know what they were! LOL. Love ya!

    -KFB

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  3. I love the one you made for yourself! It takes me forever to make a mug rug because I debate the fabrics, the design, etc. But they are so much fun to make. I'm supposed to be finishing a quilt for our guild quilt show, but bought some cute fabric for an apron today instead.

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  4. Love the Denyse Schmidt fabrics, and the one you made for yourself uses the color I chose for my blog. I love blue and purple together. They are definitely BFFs. Ha!

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  5. Love them! I haven't made any yet, but I see some in my future!

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  6. These are so sweet Candace. What a wonderful gift someone is going to get!

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  7. Yes! Mug rugs are so much fun! Fabulous quilt choices! I am here from the link up and really like the overall calm blue feeling!

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  8. I love making mug rugs...once you start, you can't seem to stop! They make great gifts! I am making a baby quilt for my newest granddaughter who made an early appearance on Saturday...I really need to get it done. I am also making baby bibs for her and 2 other soon to be born babies...and a few mug rugs!

    Your fabric choices are perfect!

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  9. Mug Rugs?! What a great idea - these are adorable!

    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

    -Four Sisters

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  10. These are so cute! And so colorful! Thanks for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles!

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  11. I love how both of these turned out! Picking out the fabric is ALWAYS the hardest part for me! Great job!

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  12. Great mug rugs and just love the fabrics! I don't know which one I like the best! Thanks for sharing!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  13. These are beautiful. I'm working on a few mug rugs myself right now. I love them because I can start AND actually finish them in a very short time. I love the fabrics you have chosen, and the spacing of your quilted lines. I have the same light blue floral print that's on the back of your 2nd one, but no selvage pieces left to see what line its from.

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  14. Love your very funky and trendy mug rugs xxx

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  15. Mug rugs - I love it! We hope to see you back next week to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

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  16. I love these!! Do you have an etsy shop? I would love to buy one!

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  17. These are ADORABLE!! Thanks so much for linking up to Two Sasters!!

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  18. Great project! I think I could even get through quilting something this small. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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  19. These are lovely! Your fabric choices are perfect!!

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  20. Love your fabric!! They seem to flow from one strip to the next. Great job.

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  21. they look great. love your fabric

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  22. Great mug rugs. Your friend is lucky to get one. Love the fabrics. Nice binding!

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    1. Thank you! It was for my sister as part of a studying care package. She had finals just before graduation. I couldn't put that in the post, because it was a surprise.

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  23. So glad you made one for yourself - I am new here via your post on Quilting by the River.

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  24. I need to make one of these cuties too!! Love your creations!

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  25. Very nice-----------they make such nice gifts.

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  26. Hi there, I just found your mug rugs on Pinterest and I love them! I'd like to make some as Christmas gifts but I'm a near absolute beginner at sewing. I was wondering-- do you use any sort of thick fabric in between the two patterned sides of your rug? Or if you have done or know of a good tutorial, I'd love to get some advice. :)

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