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!
* 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!