From the Writers Wall Quilt I had a lot of leftover fabrics due to my little “design opportunity”, I pondered long and hard what I should make to use up some of my scraps. I looked at a ton of ideas I pinned onto my Pinterest boards and came up with the idea of making a quilted mug rug. What is a mug rug you ask? Well… it is larger then a drink coaster and smaller then a placemat and usually heat proof, primarily used for a drink and a small snack plate or anything else which fits on the small surface. I looked for tutorials or patterns but really did not find one which gave me dimensions or instructions, as usual I made up my own pattern and inserted Insul-Bright to protect surfaces from hot and cold drinks and foods.
I still had more leftover fabrics so I made a couple of coffee cup cozy’s which came out pretty cute. I lined those with Insul-Bright as well to keep in the hot and cold. I did not take a photo of one wrapped around a coffee cup but you get the idea.
Here is the photo of my quilt hanging in my sister’s office and the coffee cozy and mug rug on her desk. I was really thrilled to see them all in her office, I was absolutely honored she did that.
Thanks for letting me share some of my scrap projects with you today; I hope you got inspired to use up some of your leftover scraps to make some fun gifts. There are several more sewing projects on the books to share with you so keep an eye out for them.
See you soon.