Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mug Mats

     Mug Mats have me hooked. These little quilts are easy to make and can be addictive, as I've learned. I started with the idea of making a couple or three and had so much fun choosing fabrics and deciding how to use them that I ended up with 17 so far and while I'm taking a break from them at the moment, I expect I'll go back to them before long.
"What is she going to do with them all?" you may be wondering. Of course, they make ideal little gifts for any occasion and for anybody who likes a cup of tea or coffee and a snack during the day. Which is a lot of the people I know. They're just the right size to hold a mug and a cookie or muffin. .
     However, I have another purpose in mind. In November of this year, the Ladies Ministries group at our church will be holding another "Mission Possible" Arts, Crafts and Bake sale in aid of  work in developing countries. This is the third such sale and as the other two have been very successful we have decided to "have another go".  So I'm hoping these little mug mats will be a "hot" item at the sale.
     Mug Mats can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes. As a novice mug mat maker I decided to make mine all the same size ( 8" x 10" finished).  Like all quilters, I had lots of left over small pieces of fabric and batting which were perfect for the mats. You can also use left-over odd blocks or try out a new quilt block pattern to make your mats. Or if you like, you can just buy some of mine! Contact me for details at

     Here are photos of some of my favourites.