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Thread: What do you see as a typical size for a mug rug?

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I have been searching all over for a pattern and find that there is not one I like. So I want to be creative but what size do you see as being big enough? I have to make 8 for a Christmas dinner I am hosting. Most I have found say 4.5 x 4.5 but some I have see are more rectangular??? See my confusion.. Thank you. jade

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    Seems to me that would be about right. Okay, add another half inch. At a holiday table things are going to get crowded and shoved around. These will protect glass and fine wood tables. I like the idea, they will be in addition to place mats so should mix and match with the mats. And you might want to add some hot pot holders to protect the tables from heat. Make them fatter than the place mats. I've found that if I keep adding insulation to them it will be enough if I can hold a hot dish in my hands with only the heat protectors under the hot pot.

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    There was a thread a few days ago about this topic. You might do a search...

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    my coasters are about 4.5 sq. the mug rugs my friend makes are about 6 x 9

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    I have a note that mug rugs are approximately 7-1/4" wide x 5-1/4" high. They are usually rectangular. I made one today. It's 9-1/2" x 6". They're supposed to hold a mug and a snack.
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    gotta have room for the cookie too ;-)

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    Chele - I like your rug!!

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    There is a Mug Rug Swap group on flickr and there isn't any set dimensions on size or shape just that it's big enough for a drink and a cookie. I have made coasters for the table and I think they were about 4.5 inches square.There are lots of photos on flickr.

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    OMG I need more friends so I can make more gifts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm
    OMG I need more friends so I can make more gifts!
    Dotty, I'm your friend :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: and I LOVE surprises (gifts) :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll:

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    I'll be your friend too Dotty...LOL

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    Always willing to swap!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm
    OMG I need more friends so I can make more gifts!
    Dotty, you already have my address :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    How about some mug rugs in a vineyard pattern to go with our healthful glasses of red wine? I have seen some very cute
    fabrics out there.

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    Someone should start a mug rug swap, wouldn't that be a fun one.

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    January 2011? I bet if you contacted your former swap partners you could set up your own mini swap. Or just surprise them with a treat. Valentines are always nice.

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    Dilema solved. I found 8 already done blocks with no home and well now they are going to be mug rugs!! Will post pics when done!

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    that's what i was just thinking!!!! has there been one here yet?

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    I just did a search and pulled up this thread because I, also, was wondering what size a mug rug should be. I am having a BLAH day... just can't get going and there is so much that I should be doing. So, I decided to take a nap and forget all the house and make a mug rug... my first, for a friend that just had her first grandchild. I really have no idea what I am doing and I'm just going to let it evolve! If, at the end, I don't like it... I'll just start over! I'm using very pretty scrap strips that I found at a thrift shop, years ago. They are colors that I think my friend will like and very good quality fabrics.

    Chele... your little mug rug is adorable!!
    Does anyone here belong to the mug rug group on Flickr? I love Flickr!!

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    Very cute idea. I'd never heard of a mug rug that held the cookie too. Now I've got to make some!

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    It is a great idea... kind of bigger than a coaster, but smaller than a placemat!

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    Beautiful Mug Rug! I like the rectangular ones best!

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    I was making mine 6"x6" but the binding was so hard to do I now make them around 7"x7"
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    Hello all, Love mug rugs, I want to make a couple for my daughter, do you put batting in the middle?
    And sorry to sound dumb, but what is Flickr? And do you use bias tape on the edges?
    I think my daughter would love one for the office, she loves browns and creams so I have to find a pattern
    to use those colors. Love help and advice :-) Rachel

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    I like 5 in square, they take up little room, I find any thing larger just takes up too much space.

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