Oh, dear little mug rug , how do I love thee? Let me count the ways....
You are tiny... and anything "mini" is cute!
You are a little "practice run" of a pattern or a block or an idea....
(translation: if there is a mistake, I don't lose a lot of time or fabric!!)
I am much more likely to try something different and new when making you, a little rug (Translation: I am 'chicken' on big things! but will give it a try if it is small!)
Since you are little, you can be finished quickly.... that's closer to instant gratification (compared to a big quilt)
I always have a source of PATTERNS (easy, cute , seasonal, versatile) at my fingertips , for when I am in the mood to make a new mug rug.
Enablers Designers , The Patchsmith and Amy Made That! , create beautiful and fun designs for mug rugs...(Check out their blogs to see their patterns for sale on Craftsy!)
|One of the Patchsmith's Mug Rug Patterns- Blackbirds|
(This Blackbirds pattern is on my "To Make" list!)
|Amy Made That! 's Tumbler Mug Rug|
(I made something based on this Tumbler pattern, but can't show it until Christmas!)
You are so fun to give away!
Sometimes, my own ideas come together to make a mug rug. ( I also like that there are no set rules of what a mug rug HAS to be.)
One Sunday, after hearing an inspiring sermon by Pastor Jim, at our church, an idea for a mug rug just popped into my head. The sermon was based on the scripture 2 Corinthians 4: 7-12 ; treasures in clay jars.
|I found a machine embroidery pattern for the Presbyterian Church Symbol. And also stitched the words , with my Viking Topaz.|
|I found a paper pieced JAR pattern online from Shape Moth! Perfect!|
|Clay Jars Mug Rug for Pastor Jim|
When you see this little mini quilt , remember you are appreciated!
|I'm off to my sewing room!|
See more about this Sew Along in my next blog post!