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Thread: silly question about mug rugs

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    I've noticed that most of the mug rugs I see on here are rectangle shaped. Just wondering why is that- because coasters are a perfect square---always. I know that we quilters are rebels at heart and feel the need to shake things up a bit lol but why rectangle btw I want to make some....soon.

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    they are big enough for a mug and a small plate too :D:D:D

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    And a spoon too!

    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    they are big enough for a mug and a small plate too :D:D:D

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    Mine holds a rice cake and a cup of coffee. :D

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    I think you could make them any shape but...

    it's easier to bind the rectangles?
    fits on someones desk easier?
    1/2 design and 1/2 more usable for goodies?
    good for orphan blocks?

    Just a few thoughts, lol

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    you can make them any size, have fun

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    I think they're cute, but won't they get stained?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    I think they're cute, but won't they get stained?
    Probably but so do placemats but we still make and use them. Mug rugs are usually made out of scraps and quick to make so I don't think I would let a stain upset me too much. Spray with a pre treater and wash and use until too badly stained then make some more. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjemark
    I've noticed that most of the mug rugs I see on here are rectangle shaped. Just wondering why is that- because coasters are a perfect square---always. I know that we quilters are rebels at heart and feel the need to shake things up a bit lol but why rectangle btw I want to make some....soon.
    As long as there's room to set a mug------chose your shape.

    Last Christmas a bunch of us made stocking shaped mug rugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    I think they're cute, but won't they get stained?
    Oxy-clean helps. But they are meant for coffee and tea and chocolate. Stains are part of their life.

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