Mug-rug Swaps

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One of the Instagram swaps that I’ve joined a few times is the Starbucks Mugrug swap. This one is so simple, which I quite like: just a Starbucks mug from a nearby place and a little mini quilt or ‘mug rug’. Some people collect the Starbucks ‘You Are Here’ mugs from different cities. I wasn’t planning to do that, but some are cute, and they are a very good size for coffee. Also, they stack nicely in the cupboard.

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This is the one I’ve just sent out for the current swap. Bright, fussy cut hexagons assembled in the traditional way, hand pieced, and finally, finished with machine diagonal cross-hatch quilting. This took a little while, but I enjoyed it. Hey, I found several bunnies!

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With a graphic Cotton + Steel apple print on the back.

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Here’s what I made for the previous swap. I actually forgot to take a picture of the finish, but it basically looked just like this, because I used a binding that matched the border. This butterfly is a free paper pieced block from Lillyella Stitchery.

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And here’s what I received in the last swap from the lovely @tifosew:

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A Portland mug and cool Tula tigers. The back is so fun.

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