I just bought a neat new mug a couple of weeks ago from Home Goods. ($2.99 clearance!) And I feel bad setting it right on my desk. I feel like the tea/coffee gets cold faster, and the mug gets dirtier or something weird… (Ya, know what I mean?)
So I decided to make it a mug rug. Which is basically a mini-quilt/coaster. Mine is 4.5″ x 4.5″. Usually a mug-rug would be larger to leave room for a donut, bagel, or something… but i just needed it to fit my mug. :)
Here she is:
I followed the Log Cabin quilt block pattern. I eyeballed the sizes, and just cut where i thought looked good to me with my rotary cutter, adding and sewing random pieces together as I went.
I picked fabrics that made me smile. :)
It came together really fast. Choosing the fabric was the hardest part. I’d certainly make lots more of these for friends. Maybe personalize them with some embroidery too!
A few co-workers use their pretty mugs and have to put them on the dirty desks, so that’s a possible Christmas idea for this year. :)