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Thread: May 2016 Mug Rug Swap -- Things With Wings

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    May 2016 Mug Rug Swap -- Things With Wings

    Welcome to the May 2016 Mug Rug Swap. This month’s theme is: Things With Wings — maker’s choice.

    Ahhh, it’s that time of year again when “things” are flying all around us. Hmmm … so how will you interpret this for your 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”x8” (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 — Things with Wings. How can you turn that theme into a special mug rug? Will you appliqué or paper-piece or just go with regular piecing? Will you make your mug rug rectangular, circular, round, 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 April 30th. Deadline to send out swaps is May 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 May 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 no reason for non-communication. If your partner has not communicated with you at all, let me know ‘way before the deadline.

    4. 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.

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

    6. 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.

    7. Have fun!

    Sign Up Today! Send me a PM with your name, address, e-mail address & phone number for emergency use only. Also, let me know if you are able to ship internationally. If you have a preference of what you receive, just communicate that with your partner. Names will be given out on May 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.

    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 04-23-2016 at 09:15 AM. Reason: remove shouting [CAPS] and too many blank lines
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    I'm in and looking forward to it!
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    i would like to sign up for this month too, thanks for hosting.

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    I liked doing the project of the month coasters, I think this mug rug exchange would be really fun too so guess I'm going to jump in. I'm already envisioning ( winged things)
    vitals on the way.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    We have an awesome beginning -- & the post has only been up for a few hours! I have 6 sign-ups on my list!
    ​My soul is fed with needle & thread.

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    Count me in please for the May swap. Sending you my details

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    Just sent my info, now to plan a mug rug. Fun theme

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    I'm in again.
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    I'm in for this month too
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    Oh, sounds like a fun one... count me in.

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    I'm baaaack...lol Please count me in again..Thanks..

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    Welcome back, everyone, & welcome to ckcowl, who is new-to-us. We have 16 sign-ups so far, & this theme is going to be so much fun! I can't wait to see all your lovely, creative mug rugs! Happy sewing!
    ​My soul is fed with needle & thread.

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    Pamela count me in for this month. It sounds like fun!
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    WOHOO I am in for MAY....WINGED THINGS oh yeh!!!!
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    everytime i search for "wings", i see chicken wings! LOL
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    I am in again too.
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    I'd like to join......I already have an idea.
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    Just send you a PM. I'm in for May, too. Going to stretch my "wings" for this one.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    I sent a pm too! Looking forward to creating!

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    I haven't started on this one yet myself, but I'm looking forward to it. This one will be super fun! I really can't wait to see all the wonderful mug rugs you ladies will be creating.

    We have a lot of swappers signed up, so I'm going to list them here. If your name is not on this list, just PM me, okay? There's plenty of time to sign up.

    1. kariboo
    2. vovoa
    3. sewnsew
    4. Melanie Rudy
    5. ckcowl
    6. CookieZenmilk
    7. Betty J
    8. LindaC
    9. terriamn
    10. jaba
    11. momoftana
    12. Cotton Mama
    13. Nancy in Louisiana
    14. nhnative
    15. Oksewnsew
    16. klaws
    17. Jan Rutherford
    18. Rosemary Attaway
    19. CarolinePaj
    20. annt59
    21. tlambing
    22. tesspug
    23. Irene C.
    24. ctyankee
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    I just noticed another new-to-us-name on the list, so I'm sending out a warm welcome to Nancy in Louisiana. Welcome to our wonderful mug rug swap, Nancy. It's fun & addictive -- so be warned!
    ​My soul is fed with needle & thread.

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    Welcome Nancy. You will love it here!
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    I must sign up . . . again!! I even have 2 ideas to start on (since I usually "just wing it"). Look forward to the fun!
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    I'm in! Had a good time last month!

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    Sounds like another great swap. Have fun everyone!

    ****I won't be around in any swaps etc. for a long time**** Lots going on in our lives right now. I will be popping in, and may post some finished work in the picture section, but that's about it. God Bless Everyone!
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