What's a mug rug?
It makes me think of something to wipe my feet on, then I see the size.
I don't understand the concept.
I've seen people have cups of coffee and a biscuit or bagel on them.
Why would you put food on a mini quilt?
It is a mini quilt, right?
Isn't it the same as a place mat?
If it's a rug for your mug, isn't that a coaster?
There was even a swap for them.
Am I missing something here, do tell.
FYI: this is post 494...
You know that photo with the buttons on my post...? Well, the loose buttons are on a mug rug that I have in my sewing room. I just made it to play around with some scraps, but I have to admit, it is pretty handy for cups of coffee, etc. I wouldn't, however, put food right on it. That doesn't make sense to me.ReplyDelete
I think it's a cute, easy to give sized quilty gift! Yea, it's just a coaster, just a little bigger. I'm gonna make one, soon; and I won a cute one this month!ReplyDelete
I laughed at your post, Tonya, cause it actually makes sense.....however, I love this mug rug concept. I actually do put a mug of tea or coffee on mine and I put a cookie in it's spot on the mug rug. And I wash my mug rugs. It's really convenient to have one at my computer desk. They are fun to make because they're like making mini quilts. And the best part, they are finished projects in no time. I have so many unfinished projects that mug rugs make me feel like I am really accomplishing something. LOL! I'm going to post a little tutorial on my blog about the ones I've made because we are having a mug rug swap in my Yahoo group. I'm also participating in the mug rug swap at Quilting Gallery. Gee, if I make enough of them maybe I can sew them together and I'll have a big quilt. LOL! Ha ha ha! :-)ReplyDelete
Have a good Monday!
I googled this very question the other day trying to find out why all the coasters were so big! I've only been back in the "quilting world" since Oct after a long break knitting & crocheting and this seemed to have replaced (or joined) the fabric postcard and ATC frenzy in "let's swap" fads. Some out there are way too pretty to leave a coffee ring on!ReplyDelete
I, like you, know WHAT it is on a literal level, But I haven't really figured it out, either. Though I did see a tempting argument for making one in that they are like little art quilts on which you can experiment new techniques. And they are small so you get a quick reward.ReplyDelete
Ha ha! I know exactly how you feel. My thought was "I already have placemats"ReplyDelete
It's like a place mat for a mug of coffee or tea and a pastry. I don't drink hot drinks so I haven't made the first one. I don't think we're missing out.ReplyDelete
Tonya I thought the same has you. I thought a placemat worked the same way. I haven't made any yet, although I do plan on making some for Christmas gifts. HugsReplyDelete
I find mug rugs to be a quick way to make something special for a gift. I also have one on my desk that is actually being used. I can tell from the stains that it is actually doing it's job of protecting the desk top. I like it better than a coaster because you don't have to be so exact on where you set your cup.ReplyDelete
I like a little mug rug to set on my side table by the sofa. I can put a hot drink and a little snack on it without ruining the table. If they get soiled they wash easily.ReplyDelete
Cute post! I too, have wondered about them and have yet to make one. Maybe if I made one, I would get 'hooked' too....mmmh??ReplyDelete
I've not made one, either, and have wondered some of the same things you mentioned here! LOLReplyDelete
This did make me smile Tonya as I felt exactly the same as you, but I have been told, a placemat is for the likes of your dinner plate etc, a coaster is for your cot or glass of wine etc a MUGRUG is for your cot and a BISCUIT. Job done. I have signed up for a mugrug swap. Give in girl and make one. hahahahaReplyDelete
I made them for my Aunts for Christmas. They both use them in their rooms on their computer desks to keep accidents at bay if they happen to spill something. I made them from Christmas scraps but they are useful all year round. I wanted something a bit larger than a coaster but smaller than a placemat because last year when I made placemats, the cats just slept on them as beds!!!!ReplyDelete