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Thread: February 2017 Mug Rug Swap

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    February 2017 Mug Rug Swap

    We will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making festive mug rugs — either by using green & white fabrics or St. Patrick’s Day fabrics. The choice is your partner’s this month.


    What is a mug rug? A mug rug is an item you use to place a cup of coffee, tea or soda on, along with a small snack plate/napkin beside it. It’s approximately 9”x8” or larger so both items will fit. Please do not make it smaller than 9”x 8” (unless your partner tells you specifically that she wants a smaller size), as that is quite small for both items as it is!


    1. You will be assigned a partner. This is not a secret pal swap. Each partner will contact the other partner for addresses. You are encouraged to talk to each other and find out little things about them so you can make a special gift just for them. Then think about this month’s theme — Green/White or St.Patrick’s Day. Find out from your partner what her preference is. Then plan a special mug rug. Will you appliqué or paper-piece or just go with regular piecing? Will you make your mug rug rectangular, circular, square, hexagonal? How you choose to make your mug rug is up to you, but make it with love & pride!


    2. The mug rug must be made with 100% quilter’s cotton, with a nice cotton batting in between to protect furniture from possible damage due to heat/cold. Use a binding method you are comfortable with, or practice & learn a new binding technique! Also, the mug rug must be quilted. Remember, this is a gift you are making for someone. Be proud of your work & do your best. And be kind about what you receive. If you have any issues, please work it out with your partner first, before contacting me; communication is key. This board is for all of us to make friends & have fun.


    3. You must send your name, address, e-mail address and phone number to me, ctyankee, by January 30th. Deadline to send out swaps is February 20th & don’t forget to send me notice, with tracking number, that you have sent to your partner. Any delays in mailing must be shared with me prior to the deadline of February 20th. I want everyone to receive a partner’s trade. We should not have to request angels. Again, communication is important. You can be forgiven if something comes up & you notify your partner & me prior to the deadline. But if you don’t communicate & don’t send out a mug rug to your partner, you will be locked out of swapping with this group and negative feedback will insure other swap groups know you didn't send. Also, if your partner has not sent to you by the deadline & you have not heard from her, please let me know. I’m pretty easy-going about things, but there is rarely a good reason for non-communication. If your partner has not communicated with you at all, let me know ‘way before the deadline so we can possibly avoid a problem later.


    4. Also, please let me know if you can mail internationally! This is important, as we have quite a few international swappers who want to join us, & I don’t want anybody to be left out. So if you can ship internationally — even just one time — that would make it more fun for our overseas & Canadian swappers!


    5. You are free to include little gifties with your mug rug, handmade or store-bought; it’s up to you. But you are only obligated to send a mug rug. Nothing else is required in this swap.


    6. Any questions? Contact me immediately and I will help get you started.


    7. Please take a photo before you ship your package to your partner, just in case she cannot post a photo. We all love to see photos! But don’t post it until you know your partner has received your package & that she is unable to post a photo herself.


    8. Be sure to label the outside of the package with the name of the swap & your swap name. Many people sign up for more than one swap & it can be confusing to the recipient in trying to figure out which swap it came from.


    9. And most of all — just have fun!


    SIGN UP TODAY! Send me a PM with your name, address, e-mail address & phone number for emergency use only. If you have a preference of what you receive, just communicate that with your partner. Names will be given out on February 1st, the latest. You are required by the board to send things you sign up for, or risk not having the ability to swap again in other swaps. Again, per board rules, anything about your partner or the item they send to you that does not please you is not to be posted on the board but sent in a PM to me, ctyankee, or to your partner to sort out. It’s polite and it’s the right thing to do.

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    I would love to do this I am in for this month, PMing you my info.

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    Welcome to the mug rug swap, Armylady2012!
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    I'm in for this month too
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    I'm also back again this month. Sending PM
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    I am in for this one.

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    WOHOO... SIGN me up for FEB.......
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    I'm in, sending PM Thanks
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    Count me in again I will send you my info when I return from vacation. Can't send a private message for some reason

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    Good to see you ladies returning for the next mug rug swap! It'll be fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by terriamn View Post
    Count me in again I will send you my info when I return from vacation. Can't send a private message for some reason
    Not to worry -- I have your details!
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    I want in on this one, also. January's was mailed!

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    I'm in, just sent a PM

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    I pulled out my fabrics tonight and have been noodling on a design.
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    Super Member ctyankee's Avatar
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    How's everyone doing this morning?

    Dragonfly -- how about a sneak peek of those fabrics?
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    Ok - here you go. The white on white has little leaves on it too.

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    Dragonfly Nana great St. Patrick day fabrics.

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    Oh, such pretty fabrics, Dragonfly! I just love greens!
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    Okay, here's a list of everyone who has signed up for February. I hope we get an even number, as I can't participate for a while since my fabric is all packed up & out of sight!

    1. Armylady2012
    2. Dragonfly Nana
    3. bgood
    4. Jan Rutherford
    5. nhnative
    6. Donna H-M
    7. terriam8. jaba
    9. Lilrain
    10. NanaKathy55
    11. Caroline Paj

    Come on, ladies! Just one more person will make me happy! Three is better, of course!
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    I am in for February.
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    Okay, ladies, I have a dilemma.

    DragonflyNana is the only one who informed me she is willing to ship internationally. However, she & CarolinePaj already swapped for the January mug rug swap, which would make it 2 months in a row. We really need someone else to step forward; otherwise I see a problem for next month as well. Anyone willing to take on an international partner? I have the list of partners all set, but Id like to see these ladies get a different partner for February, so I am holding back on posting partners. Please help me out here, ladies!

    Thank you!
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    I'll be glad to swap with CarolinePaj if she's willing

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    Last year I did the DNA test through one of the online testing places and found out to my total surprise I'm 32% Irish. This will be my first year celebrating that heritage.

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    Thanks Lana, though I would not have minded swapping with CarolinePaj again if it meant we could all play.

    Congrats terriamn - welcome to the Irish team (though I am only about 1/8th). As they say - we are all Irish on St Patty day!
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    Okay, ladies, here is the partners' list for this month:

    CarolinePaj -- jaba
    Armylady2012 -- nhnative
    bgood -- Jan Rutherford
    NanaKathy -- annt59
    terriamn -- Lilrain
    Dragonfly Nana -- Donna H-M

    I can hear those sewing machines humming away! Have fun!
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