I recently joined a mug rug swap and they have to be round. Do you have any suggestions? I have to make 4 different ones of 4 different patters. The only requirement is that they have to be round and 9". I was thinking of a string block, crazy quilt block, making them 10" and sizing them down to 9" with something round. Have any better suggestions. Are any of you going to do this. It was posted last week and it looked like there was a lot of interest at that time. Just sounds like fun to me. I have to get mine going because I am having Rorator Cuff surgery April 4th. I don't know what the deadline for sending them in but I would like to get them done. I have been told my arm will be in a sling for 4 to 6 weeks and that it is very painful so wish me luck. I told the Dr. that the pain was somewhere between child birth and kidney stones and his nurse frowned and said oh my gosh.