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January 2017 Mug Rug Swap: red/white or pink/white

January 2017 Mug Rug Swap: red/white or pink/white

Old 12-21-2016, 02:22 PM
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Default January 2017 Mug Rug Swap: red/white or pink/white

January 2017 Mug Rug Swap: red/white or pink/white (Partner's Choice)




Welcome to the January 2017 Mug Rug Swap. This month’s theme is: Red/White or Pink/White!


Since we normally prepare a month in advance for an upcoming holiday, we will be celebrating St. Valentine’s Day. Or will we? Some people don’t care for the hearts thing, which I understand, so this year we will just go with the colors. You don’t need to find fabric with hearts, if hearts are not to your liking, but use either red & white or, if you prefer, pink & white. But … just to make things more interesting, check with your partner first to see what she would prefer! So will she want the Valentine’s theme, or just pink & white? You will find out only by asking her (or him), once you are assigned a swap partner.


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 — RED/WHITE or PINK/WHITE. Find out from your partner what color combo she (or he) prefers, & if they want a non-Valentine mug rug or a Valentine mug rug. 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 December 31st. Deadline to send out swaps is January 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 January 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 January 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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Old 12-22-2016, 08:52 AM
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I promised myself to sit out on this one. I want to get a strong start on the 2017 BOMs coming my way via computer.
Happy holidays everyone!
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I'm in, just sent my info
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i'm sitting this one out. I have some ideas for next Christmas, and I want to see how they will work out. have fun everyone.
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Just sent PM.I'm in for this one!
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I'm back and ready to play. Sending PM now.
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Yay! This is a good start to a new mug rug swap!
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Count me in. I do like red and white... and Valentines. It will be Christmas tomorrow! Mid 80s in South Florida.
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We already have snow, which makes it feel more like Christmas, & it's still coming down! Yay! Love snow!

Hope everyone has a wonderful & Merry Christmas!
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I'm in also

beautiful here in Minnesota, lots of snow but not to cold
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