At our next meetup on November 18th the members of Denver Sewing Collective are going to be making Mug Rugs. I had no idea what a mug rug was until a couple of months ago. Fellow member Amy posted this idea on our meetup site. They are like mini fabric placemats, or a big coaster. Perfect to put your mug on and a few cookies. I have seen photos on Flickr of all kinds of mug rugs. They’re very popular to make for gifts. Some ideas are to make the mug rug and add a cute coffee mug filled with favorite teas, or instant coffees, put a bow on it and you have a great gift.
In a bold move on my part, I contacted Ryan Walsh of Ryan Walsh Quilts to see if he could supply our group with a tutorial and to my pleasant surprise he not only asked which design I would like but will be mentioning our group on his blog. I stumbled upon Ryan when I was looking at photos for mug rugs. He has a blog called I’m Just a Guy Who Quilts and it is packed with inspiration. The guy lives the life! Travel, fabric, sewing, creating, la dolce vita!
Rachel Lyddon of Contented very generously supplied a tutorial on her lovely mug rugs as well. She resides in South East England with her two boys and husband. By all accounts she is a prolific Mug Rug Maker. Check out her blog Contented and her awesome Flickr Page and last but not least her Esty store Contented Be. I love her cute little felt birds. Check them out!
This has been a lot of fun ‘meeting’ other sewing and fabric enthusiasts and building our little community. Our meetup will be a really great one. I will post on our meetup site and here on the ‘ol blog.