Monday, March 5, 2012

Itty Bitty Mini Mug Rug

It's super fun if you say it fast, "Itty Bitty Mini Mug Rug, Itty Bitty Mini Mug Rug.."

I was right in the middle of sewing my Name Game Swap Quilt when I saw there was a Modern Mini Challenge at Ellison Lane.  I thought I might enter that quilt in the challenge, but I haven't heard word yet that my partner has received it (it had quite a way to go).  So, I decided to finally make myself a mug rug using some of the same mini blocks, the spools of thread and the sewing machines.  I added a half square triangle border and when all was said and done it is about 6.5 by 6.5 inches square!  Just big enough for a cup of coffee.

Now, I know what you are thinking, why brown??  Well, I supposed I should have chosen some more modern colors, but I tend to frequently spill my coffee.  Do you see where I am going with this?  Plus, the UFO that I am supposed to be working on for March is all blues and browns.  After all those bright colors in the Name Game quilt, I thought I would ease myself back into other colors.

If you want to make your own mini spools and sewing machines, click HERE for the patterns.  More free stuff from me to you!


  1. That is a great mug rug!! The brown seems to echo the idea of coffee. I completely agree about using dark colors for a mug rug b/c I tend to drip/spill as well and wouldn't want to ruin it. Glad that you made a little something for yourself! Sounds like you have some exciting projects in the works!! Don't you just love quilting bloggers?? I have a huge list of "want to do" projects and it is ever growing.

  2. "Itty Bitty Mini Mug Rug, Itty Bitty Mini Mug Rug.." :-)


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