Thursday, December 4, 2014

Merry Mug Rug Blog Hop



Hello!  I'm so excited that today is my stop on Ellison Lane's Merry Mug Rug Blog Hop. 
I love to make mug rugs for little presents and today I have an easy one for you that you can quickly make multiples of.  Never underestimate the impact of basic patchwork, it's a classic for a reason!


I'm not going to give you an in-depth tutorial here, I'm just going to tell you to cut a lot of 2.5" squares.  You will need 20 for each mug rug.  I used a combination of some cute, fussy cut Christmas motifs and near solids/prints to balance them out.

 * The best part about this size is that you can bind it with one WOF (42-44") x 2.5" strip, so no joining binding strips necessary!

mug rugs make cute placemats for the kids table, too!



I love to tuck these into a mug with a gift card and/or a candy bar or hot chocolate mix.  They make great gifts for teachers and we have a lot this year.  Main teachers, teacher assistants, piano teacher, gymboree teacher and Sunday school teacher!  I told you I cut a lot of 2.5" squares.


I had to show you a close up of the chocolates!  I found them at Target and they say "May this chocolate bring you peace (and quiet) these holidays, if only for a moment."  Great stuff for teacher or mom friend gifts, and easy enough to write or print it yourself and slip over a bar of chocolate.

We also usually tuck a little note in there that says something like "we hope you enjoy your little mug rug, we like to use these for a drink and a snack at our desk.  It's completely washable and dryer safe, so don't worry about spills."  I figure those outside of the online quilty world probably haven't come across too many mug rugs!  But I think they are so useful for everyone and make a thoughtful little gift.


Thanks so much for joining me on the blog hop today.  I hope you found some crafty inspiration for the Holidays!



 xo, Courtney



11 comments:

  1. Super cute and great ideas about things to include for gifting.

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  2. Love your patchwork Courtney! Merry Christmas!

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  3. Your mug rug is so colorful and fun! Great idea to include it with a mug and chocolate! Awesome job! Now I'm off to Target and find those candy bars, hehe.

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  4. I love your mug rug and gift idea! thank you!

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  5. Your patchwork coordinates great with the mug.

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  6. This is a great idea!! I have just the persons to make a set for!!

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  7. Love mug rugs and yours are so sweet!!!

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  8. Love the idea for gifts and the saying in the chocolate.

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  9. Very cute love the note and saying idea. I'm going to make this weekend for gifts.

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