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Thread: mug rugs for local friends

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    mug rugs for local friends

    I made a Valentine gift for my dear friend who owns the LQS (the store's anniversary is Valentines Day). Then I made a pot holder for a swap. I was just thinking about other people who are important in my life when DH suggested I make little gifts for local friends. Here they are, 4 mug rugs for local friends. (all from my scrap bins, with ugly old dish towels for batting)

    The butterfly is for the sweet former neighbor who dragged me to my first quilting class.
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    Very nice of you to make them all gifts, they will surely be pleased.

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    Those are very cute! I think the butterfly is my favorite.

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    Too cute! Very thoughtful of you too!!

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    beautiful gifts.
    What I make with my hands, I give with my heart.

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    how cute, love the center motifs

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    Really cute, Great job, thanks for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    So cute, they will love them. I love that you made your mats round. May I 'borrow" your idea? Having 3 gals over for lunch just before Valentine's Day and I think a cute round Valentine Mug Mat would be a nice little gift for each of them. May in Jersey

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    Nice to see a differant shape, like them in the round
    May the scrap fairy visit your sewing room often

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    Thank you all for your comments. I simply used a Dresden Plate pattern for these, so there is nothing really new in my design. I marked them by drawing around a salad plate then turned them right side out thru the center hole. The hardest part was selecting the scraps that would suit each of my friends. They go quite quickly. For any who have not done a Dreden plate, they are MUCH easier to do with paper piecing. I decided that pointy or scalloped outer edges were an unneeded complication.

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