Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Mug Rug Questions

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    66
    I'm in the mood to make mug rugs. Never having seen one (except in your pictures) or made one, I have questions. What kind of batting is best? What size is recommended? Do you use full width quilt binding, or narrower? Would double fold bias tape work well? Does it matter how close it's quilted? I don't drink coffee but drink cold drinks from stemmed glasses. Thanks in advance for your help; I've learned so much on this quilt board.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Triad, North Carolina
    Posts
    790
    I use batting scraps and make a small rectangle, usually 5x7 or so .... enough room for the mug and a spoon to sit next to it. There are no rules for these cute gifts .. so use your imagination.

  3. #3
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    31,244
    Blog Entries
    194
    I have been saving links for mug rugs for free patterns, tutorials, pictures etc. and I will go and get the link and post it here for all of you.

    I use warm and natural batting

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-162430-1.htm

  4. #4
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    32,822
    Blog Entries
    15
    i use the same binding as i do for a quilt. but you can use the birthing method too, if you want. there are no real rules.

  5. #5
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455
    If giving as gifts to hot coffee drinkers, you could use insulbright also in center, for heat control, otherwise warm and natural is fine....when I make wineglass coasters I use rubber sheeting to really control the moisture....you know we used to call it piddle pads....it is a sheet of rubber (?) covered with flannel on both sides. Will absorb moisture and not leave a ring on your table.....

  6. #6
    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    9,296
    use batting scraps- its a great way to put to use those scraps that you cut off from a finished quilt- the flatter the better- if you use a high loft batt- they are probably not a great choice for a mug-rug
    i make mine out of felted wool- so no batting
    quilt them as much or as little as you want- the size of coasters- or a little larger is good. some make them post card sized
    they are a great way to practice quilting on small pieces- try new stitches and experiment.
    as for binding- that again is a personal choice- personally on small items i like a narrower binding- instead of 2 1/2" strips i cut mine 2" (or even 1 3/4") but wider is fine too- could even be the place to try a facing instead of binding---opportunity to try new things- and make gifts at the same time. our guild made ones in the shape of oak and maple leaves a few years ago- they are wonderful!- used very thin batting- or just a layer of muslin or lightweight stablizer....for appliqued ones i would use batting though.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Cape Coral, FL
    Posts
    463
    I make mine 10x7. Then there is enough room for a glass, mug, dessert plate or what ever.
    LC

  8. #8
    Super Member sewbeadit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    3,074
    Rubber sheeting is a great idea, I even have some. I couldn't think of what a person could use that could be washed to keep the moisture from soaking through to the table top. Yippee, thank you Deborahlees

  9. #9
    Super Member topper1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    near Richmond ,Virginia
    Posts
    1,205
    great ideas

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.