Friday, August 10, 2012

Birdy Branch Mug Rug

In case you're wondering, "What is a mug rug?" I'll tell you. It's like a mini-art quilt, an over sized coaster, and an undersized place mat all rolled into one. They're meant to be big enough to go under a mug and a little snacky thing like a bagel or sandwich. They're useful and FUN TO MAKE!

I made this little bird and branch mug rug using lots of different fabric scraps and felt. Since it's such a little project, they're a great way to use up those little pieces of cool fabric that you haven't had the heart to throw out.
It's not perfect, but I like it :)
And here's the back, where you can see the fun quilting. What's nice is that you don't need a long-arm quilting machine... I did all this on my regular sewing machine!

9 comments:

waggonswest said...

A friend of mine describes them as modern doilies! Love your little bird.

sandee said...

wow, how cool is that, perfect for that drink and snack, aren't you the clever one? waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Deb R said...

Your mug rug is soo cute, nice to be able to make something quickly!

LimeRiot said...

Wonderful!! Such an adorable little mug rug. The quilting you did is perfection.

Tash said...

I love 'Mug Rug' that is just so cute :o) Im not great at quilting, yours looks fab!

Aunt Spicy said...

so cute! and I love your little felt badges, very cute!

Jennifer Loveday said...

Too cute! Could you post the approximate dimensions?

*Lyndsey said...

Will you be selling any of these in your etsy store? Like....in sets of 2? Or 4? Because I just realized that I am in desperate need of several mug rugs.... And out of all the ones that I've found online, yours is the cutest. :)

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

If I remember properly, it's abooooout 7x10 inches.

Lyndsey, it's most likely I won't be selling any in my Etsy :P Lol, sewing is not my strongest, most productive skill, hehe. But I'm tickled to know you're interested!