Christmas Challenge 2016

As mentioned in our November meeting recap post, the Christmas challenge for this year is

MUG RUGS!

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Mug Rug I received from Tomomi McElwee during a 2015 Christmas Swap

What is a mug rug exactly?  Think of it as a cross between a mini quilt and a coaster.  It needs to be large enough to accommodate a cup of tea and a biscuit, or piece of cake.

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Making a mug rug is a great way to use up scraps!  A small finished size means that you can use those smaller scraps to make yours!

Use this as an opportunity to try a technique or style of quilt you’ve always wanted to try out!

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When I participated in a mug rug swap, I decided to make an Irish Chain mug rug.  I took this as an opportunity to practice free motion quilting swirls.

If you need some inspiration for this challenge, I’ve created a Pinterest board of different tutorials, you can find it here.

Don’t feel like you have to make yours Christmas themed!  Make whatever suits you!

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