I love these little mini-quilts that can be used as coasters under your beverage of choice. But it seems that they are a phenomenon only known to quilters! I thought they would go over well at the last few craft sales I did, but people were saying "Mug rug? What's that?"
Owl Mug Rug
Our quilt guild had their year end potluck last week and a few of us exchanged mug rugs with matching mugs. I found a cute mug with an owl on it at the local Home Sense store. (I love shopping there!) After sketching out the owl, I used fusible web to applique the pieces in place on the mug rug.
Then it was off to my sewing machine where I used the blanket stitch to stitch around all the pieces. The beak and black dots on the eyes are just permanent marker.
Tulip Mug Rug
This is the mug rug I received in the swap - a pretty tulip mug from Great Britain with a tulip mug rug! So cute!