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Holiday Mug Rug Swap

Updated: Jan 4, 2022

Holiday Swap 2021 - Mug Rug

“A small, fun to create, mini quilt that is mostly there to look pretty on your desk and soak up your drink of choice’s drips and condensation, as well as giving you full-on permission to eat some cookies, since, well, that extra space off to the side of your drink is just THERE for you to use.”

It can be as small as a coaster but as big as a placemat. quote from Erin of Two More Seconds



As you can see, a Mug Rug is not a coaster it's more than that! The Mug Rug should also be considered “Modern” because it was created in 2010! This modern-day creation is an excuse to play with some scraps, perfect a block, practice free motion quilting, or even binding, but also an excuse to make something small and unique!

  • What is a Mug Rug? A Mug Rug is a mini quilt, which can be used to rest your coffee and that extra cookie you decided you needed.

  • How big should it be? It can be as small as a coaster or a big as a placemat. But since we are popping them in the post, perhaps not quite so big?

  • Is it a coaster? No, it's not a coaster, but you can rest your drink on it.

Important info:


  • Sign up Oct 21-31

  • Partners will be sent out within a couple of days.

  • You may share your mug rug on social media, but keep it secret who you are sending it to! That part will be a surprise!

  • Mug Rugs finished and in the mail between Nov 24 and Dec 1.

  • Show and tell at December Meeting...take a pic of the mug rug you make and send it to us before it hits the mail


Extras are not expected. Remember ...postage! But if you want to include something flat...

You can choose if you want to receive Holiday/Winter or General, so you can use it all year! ...Just keep it modern.


Looking for a less bulky binding? The Crafty Quilter Looking for Mug Rug ideas? Here and Here

Wondering what hashtags to use? #calgarymqg #calgarymqgmugrugswap

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