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Thread: November 2017 Mug Rug Swap - Holidays

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    November 2017 Mug Rug Swap - Holidays

    Holiday season is rapidly approaching so I think it is appropriate that the theme for this month should be Holidays. There are several holidays celebrated in December. Please check with your partner as to their preference.


    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 your name, address, e-mail address and phone number to me by October 31st. Deadline to send out swaps is November 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 November 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 posted on November 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, klaws, or to your partner to sort out. It’s polite and it’s the right thing to do.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 11-05-2017 at 08:49 AM. Reason: remove shouting/ all CAPS
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    Please be considerate and mail your mug rug by the deadline! We have had late mailers and it is not fair to your partner. This doesn't include the international swappers. If, by some unforeseen circumstances that you are unable to mail by the deadline, you must let me know. I cannot stress this enough! Thank you in advance.
    Karen

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    I'd love to join one more time. I'll send a pm shortly. Thanks, Klaws.
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    Thanks Janice! You're the first one to sign up.
    Karen

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    Karen I am in this month.

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    I'm in as well. These little mug rugs are so cute! Love the swap. Thanks Karen!
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    I'm in for this month too

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    Karen, I’m in for this month. Do I need to send my info in or do you still have it?
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    Anyone who has swapped before, just send me a PM telling me you are in for Nov. I already have your info but I might miss your post here. Thanks!
    Karen

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    Count me in Karen, love the Holidays.

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    We have a good start. Seven have signed up so far. Keep on coming!
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    This will be my 3rd mug rug swap and I love, love, both of the rugs I have received so far.
    Denise

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    This is my 1st mug rug swap. I have just finished the Secret Santa swap! I love that I have found this board! I don't have many to share my love of quilting with so this is perfect for me
    Kim
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    Welcome Mygirladdy, you are going to enjoy yourself with this group of lovely ladies and they are always here to help if you have any questions.

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    Woohoo... hard to believe the holidays are rapidly approaching.....Sign me up for the Mug Rug Swap..
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    Welcome mygirlladdy- This quilting board is awesome. Have fun!
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    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday so I am in!
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    I am in for November. Would Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving be included in the Holidays?
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    Quote Originally Posted by annt59 View Post
    I am in for November. Would Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving be included in the Holidays?

    I was thinking the December holidays, but if someone wants to do Thanksgiving, I don't see why not.
    Karen

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    This will be my first ever swap. I'm excited.

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    I'm in!
    Sign me up.
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    Welcome Mygirladdy and Blueridgebeverly! I'm sure you will enjoy this swap. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Someone will always know the answer.

    Good job...we have 14 already!
    Karen

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    That's good that you have 14 and the sign ups aren't even near ending. Welcome to the new swappers
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    I am in for Nov.

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    I'd love something Thanksgiving related. It's my favorite holiday.
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