I have been happily signing up for swaps like some kind of crazy person over on Instagram. Some of the swaps are mini quilts and some are even smaller than mini quilts – they’re mug rugs! Today I would like to show you some of the mug rugs I’ve made recently.
If you’re wondering “What the heck is a mug rug?” I’ll tell you… they’re smaller than a place mat and bigger than a coaster. They’re just the right size for a mug and a little side plate with a snack!
|Here’s a shot over by the window so you can see my quilting a bit better.|
If you want to print on fabric you can iron your fabric onto an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of freezer paper and run that through your printer or you can just tape your fabric to regular printer paper. Keeping everything as smooth as possible of course so it doesn’t jam. I recommend using an ink jet. Then you need to heat set your ink with your iron. I don’t know how it washes but hopefully it won’t come out. I don’t think it’s a good idea to try this with a laser printer. (Possible fire hazard!)
|This is the back of the mug rug. Tilt your head to the left cause it loaded in sideways. (You probably need to stretch your neck anyway right?)|
Mug rugs are a very satisfying little project because you can usually get them finished in one sitting. Maybe two if you do the embroidery. 🙂