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January Mug Rug Swap - Valentine's Day

January Mug Rug Swap - Valentine's Day

Old 12-20-2017, 06:10 AM
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Default January Mug Rug Swap - Valentine's Day

Let's make a special Valentine for our quilting friends. We all love to quilt, love to swap and enjoy being friends through the world wide web. Will you choose hearts, flowers, candy or ? Will it be red or pink or?

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 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 me a P.M. with your name, address, e-mail address and phone number 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!
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:14 AM
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Now that I got my last Christmas gift sewn I'm going to join in this month. Do you need my info
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:36 AM
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***For those who will be mailing from the US to anyone international, please remember that you need to mark the customs form as "gift" with value of no more than $20.00. Otherwise, the recipient will have to pay extra customs when they receive the package. This has already happened. So, please be careful!
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:27 PM
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I love Valentine's Day!
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:39 AM
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I would like to join. It's been ages since I joined this swap.....time to make a mug rug
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:18 PM
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I would like to join this swap. This is my first swap, excited to start and hope I don't make any mistakes.
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:52 PM
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Maggie, never mistakes! They’re called happy moments. Welcome to the swap, glad to have you participating
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:19 AM
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I think this will be fun! Thanks for organizing, Jan. Been a while since I did a swap. Will send a PM.
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Old 12-28-2017, 12:08 PM
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Count me in for this one. Happy and Healthy New Year to all!
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:02 PM
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Hope all of you had a nice holiday! Ours was terrific, celebrating with my oldest son and his family. Nice to have a little one around at this time of the year for Santa surprises.
We have a couple of more days or sign ups....tell your friends! This is the swappers so far:

We need more ladies, I want to make a Valentine
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