Recently a few friends and I got together for a fun mug rug swap, lunch and fabric shopping date. We 'social distanced' by sitting at least 6' apart and we resisted hugging even though we really wanted to!
I chose to make rainbow mug rugs using the free pattern I designed for Craftsy several years ago. You can download it HERE.
I chose a favorite Alison Glass print for the backing and used it as my color palette for the front.
By laying a ruler on top of the strips I was able to determine the size I would need to cut. This was important because my scraps were very limited in some of these colors so it was a tight squeeze.
I started with the middle strip and worked my way out to one side, then the other. I also made them assembly line to reduce the confusion!
I machine quilted them in the ditch using a variegated thread. I also machine bound them as I would a regular quilt. However, when I'm working this small, I use a single fold binding instead of a double fold to reduce bulk.
My friends impressed me with their skills and creativity and I was particularly amused that one of them used my pattern!!! I just love them all! I'm so lucky to have such fun and creative friends.
Have you ever participated in a mug rug swap?