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Why Rectangular Mug Rugs?

Old 09-24-2011, 04:45 AM
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As I see this quite often, I am wondering why people make the mug rugs in a rectangular shape? Is it just to show a particular pattern??? I have wondered that since a coaster is typically a square.

Thanks in advance for explaining this!
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:51 AM
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I think it is because they are meant to hold a snack beside the mug!
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:54 AM
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A snack, or a spoon. I've Also seen many where there's a pocket for a teabag. There's no real pattern, you can make them any shape you like. I have some left over hexagonal blocks I was going to use.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:58 AM
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I have been peiceing my on coffee filters so there are not sq. I found some restaurant size filters and are makeing scrap mug rag with them.
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:15 AM
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counter question: why not?

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Old 09-24-2011, 05:29 AM
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Because if it were square....it would be called a coaster!


(I don't know the real reason either!)
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:39 AM
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How about this one. You don't really need a pattern. Saw it online somewhere.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:23 AM
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It is made to hold a snack or something besides your cup.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:25 AM
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LOL! I was wondering the same thing!! Thanks for asking...now I've got some cool ideas cookin'!!
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:25 AM
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Faye, that owl is adorable!
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