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Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap

Iminei

Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« on: August 28, 2019, 09:01:09 AM »
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The Darksides Autumnal Mug Rug Swap,
a quick and easy sewalong

Register your interest HERE to take part .....

AIM : To make a Mug Rug  that is Autumnally themed ... 
in Autumnal colours for one of our Darksider Family

DATES:

Start Date : - 1st September ...
Last Posting Date: -  The Autumn Equinox ... 22nd September

What is a Mug Rug

This is a quick, Easy and Fun sewalong ... No stress involved ...

Make a mug rug using whichever techniques you choose;
Traditional, modern, abstract, pictorial .... pieced, appliqued, mixed media

You can make one Mug Rug or a set of them ...
But Please note that you must only expect ONE Mug Rug in return.

Its your choice, the only theme is to be autumnal
« Last Edit: August 28, 2019, 16:56:12 PM by Iminei »
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Efemera

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 09:04:27 AM »
I’m in....

fajita

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 09:26:58 AM »
Ditto

Pearl

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 09:27:37 AM »
And me...

Puzzler

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 09:30:28 AM »
Any restrictions on size?

Iminei

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2019, 09:35:00 AM »
Size ??
No ... Could be a mug rug or place mat (or set of MR's /PM's) if you want ...

This is a very loose, quick and easy sewalongaswap

Oh  and btw, Im in!  :)
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2019, 09:41:09 AM »
No, don't be silly, I'm NOT in - but I do have a question/thought.

I don't get the idea of these, surely you'll probably have to wash it (almost) every time you use it?  My coasters are always dirty from drips.  Also it says they can accommodate cake or biscuits too - surely more muck on them, and you can't just wipe them can you?

Please don't think I'm criticising, I am genuinely puzzled by these - or maybe as I get older I want things to be more functional.

Iminei

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2019, 09:45:09 AM »
Oh Im sorry Bodge,
Did you not read the (very) small print that says if you post in this thread youre in ???????  :devil:

Go on, I dare you ?!!!!
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StitchinTime

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2019, 09:54:51 AM »
 
Could be a mug rug or place mat (or set of MR's /PM's) if you want ...


I'm not sure about joining in with this - I'd feel terrible if I'd sent someone a coaster/mug rug but got a set of place mats in return.

BrendaP

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2019, 09:57:19 AM »
I'll think about this - I agree with @Bodgeitandscarper about rug mugs being rather impractical; epecially patchwork ones that are inevitably uneven in thickness and thus would cause a mug to wobble.

What is a Mug Rug

The first image in that link is beach huts - and  I know how to do them #2  ;)  but they are summery not autumnal.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

StitchinTime

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2019, 10:22:29 AM »
I made a mug rug in a workshop at Festival of Quilts a few years ago. It is on my desk and in use daily (well, during office hours) and there is no wobble involved.

Sakar

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2019, 10:33:46 AM »
 

I'm not sure about joining in with this - I'd feel terrible if I'd sent someone a coaster/mug rug but got a set of place mats in return.

It's called a MugRug swap, so if somebody sends me a placemat, it's nice, but I will sew only a MugRug, I swear, because I have no time for a (complex) placemat. :P

@Iminei : I am in  :D

RJR_38

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2019, 11:05:36 AM »
I’ve got some cup mat size mug rugs that we use - no wobble at all! Bigger ones are also great for underneath plant pots etc. They get thrown in the wash once a month and all is good.

I want to join in but Iminei can we make it clear that people should only expect 1 mug rug in swap? It just seems unfair otherwise. I would happily do placemats but not in first few weeks back to school 😂

Sakar

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2019, 11:22:48 AM »
I want to join in but Iminei can we make it clear that people should only expect 1 mug rug in swap? It just seems unfair otherwise.

Good idea  :)
« Last Edit: August 28, 2019, 11:25:56 AM by Sakar »

Lisalou1965

Re: Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2019, 13:15:17 PM »
I'm in....I just hope I am up to scratch!!! Will do my very best... :)

Not having done this sort of thing before, do you know who you will be crafting for, in advance, or do you just make it and get told just before posting date?
If you see me with a seam ripper, now is not a good time