Guest blogger series: Valentine mug rug

by kath_red on 11/02/2011

in Guest Series 2011, Whip Up Tutorials

Today I want to welcome Jodi from Pleasant home as a guest on whipup today. Jodi is sharing the sweetest valentine themed mug rug tutorial.

I am Jodi and I am thrilled to be guest posting on Whip Up today. I am the author of Pleasant Home. My tag line is All Things Home – and that is what I do. You will find a little of this and a little of that with a strong emphasis on sewing and quilting. When I’m not blogging you will find me out in my garden, taking a walk, baking, cooking, refurbishing just about anything, reading, researching my family history, and all with camera in hand. I have been blogging for almost 5 years. I have been a designer on Moda Bake Shop and Cutting Corners College at Riley Blake. My work has been published in several craft magazines through the years, most recently for Creating Keepsakes special publications. I have posted several tutorials on my blog and love sharing other quilting and sewing blogs that I find in my weekly Needle little Inspiration feature posts.

Mug Rugs have taken the quilting Blogosphere by storm! What is a Mug Rug you ask? A Mug Rug is a bit bigger than a coaster and smaller then a placemat. They’re ingenious if you ask me. Just the right size for a cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa and a little stack of cookies or muffin. They’re a blast to make. They’re like little quilts. You can make one from start to finish within hours. You can make a mini version of your favorite quilt pattern, and practice your quilting techniques too. They are great for using your scraps and can be personalized in so many ways. A quick search on flickr will be sure to get your creative juices flowing. There is even a Mug Rug Swap Group with over 580 members and more then 2500 photos!

Download the pdf tutorial to make this adorable love heart Mug Rug.

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