Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mug rugs for the Feet and Forks

This week, I finally made some "mug rugs" after reading about them in quilt magazines and books for years. They make perfect gifts if you include a mug and some snacks.

The pattern I used was from the Aug. 22, 2013, Quilting Daily blog post, and it was called Easy Mug Rugs. You basically cut four 3-and-a half-inch squares of one fabric and three of the other and piece them together as shown in the top photo. Layer batting, then backing right side up, and pieced top right side down. Sew around edges, leaving an opening to turn, handstitch the opening closed and quilt it. Done! 

I made them for the fabulous Feet and Forks, my walking and eating group. Here we are at a local coffee shop today exchanging gifts. I love these ladies! (You can read about our latest adventure in Seattle a few posts down.)

 Have a colorful day!


tiedyejudy said...

What a great idea! I love the fabrics you chose... very nice gifts!

Robbie said...

What a nice gift! I don't get the magazine (& haven't for years!)...this would make a nice hostess gift too! Thanks for sharing!

Robbie said...

Oh...I just saw this wasn't in the QA magazine but on their blog/newsletter, which i do get! Duh!!! Thanks again!

Carol said...

Great idea! They look gorgeous.