Quilted Postcard Mug Rug


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Always have to be different… That is ME!!

As I was making this quilted postcard for my exchange partner, I knew two things.

  • It would NOT be mailed directly through the postal system. Too much work for it to be possibly damaged or soiled. No way!!
  • I wanted it bigger than the standard 4″ by 6″ postcard. Wider and longer.

So… I made a Postcard Mug Rug instead.

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I put a “stamp” on the postcard just for fun. How cool is this!! Abe Lincoln on a 3 cents stamp. I found it while searching for something I could use to put in the top right corner. I used Transfer Paper to iron the image on the muslin. My first time using transfer paper.

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Shhh.. my exchange partner’s name is Linda. I don’t think she reads my blog so I believe it is safe to post photos here. And if she does see this before she receives it in the mail, then Happy Valentine’s Day, Linda. :D

So, this is going in the mail tomorrow. Deadline met, one day ahead. Oh, BTW, I met my Spool Blocks deadline too. Gone, out the door, last week.

Two deadlines down. Two to go. My bead challenges. More on those later.


Linking up to Finish Up Friday over at Crazymomquilts. Check out the sites. Lots of pretty projects completed. It is well worth the time to click on each one.

http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2012/02/finish-it-up-friday-week-13.html

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15 comments on “Quilted Postcard Mug Rug

  1. I am really new to quilting and this looks like a great project for me to learn new skills. Where can I find the directions for the basic mug rug you used?
    I really love your idea and think it could even be adapted for birthdays, holidays and even everyday. It looks like a good way to use up small pieces. thanks!

  2. It’s gorgeous! Great work Donna! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Belinda says:

    Donna, that is really clever and creative! Your creativity still astounds me!! Are you going to have a tutorial on how to make this lovely Valentine heart mug rug?

  4. don_mae says:

    Everyone, thank you so much for your comments on my mug rug. I had fun making it.

    Nancy, to get you started, you can Google mug rugs and see what comes up. All of them are basically constructed the same way as a quilt sandwich. You just decide on the size. I will see if I can find a link to an easy one.

    Belinda. Hi!! I can do that. I took a few photos as I was making it. Thanks for asking. :D

  5. Deb says:

    This is so cute Donna! I love it!

    I came across this site today and thought you might like to peek through it. There’s a lot of tips and ideas to be found in there. http://www.quiltdad.com/ I learned quite a bit just looking at a few of the posts, but then I know next to nothing about quilting… lol..

    • don_mae says:

      Hi Debra, yes, his work is great!! I have browsed that site before and read several articles. He does a really nice job with his quilting. There’s one other guy too in the quilting community that is well known. Can’t remember his name right off. Glad to see men in this field. Thanks for the link.

  6. I did it! I made 2 different sizes of mug rugs –
    a 6 x 6″ one and one from the online tutorial you sent me the link for…

    THANK YOU everyone

  7. amandajean says:

    oh that is very cute! i bet Linda will love it!

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

  8. trish says:

    What a fun project. :0)

  9. don_mae says:

    Thank you, everyone, for stopping by and commenting. I LOVE reading my comments.

    And Amandajean’s weekly finish-up is just the push I need to work on some new and OLD projects.

  10. Donna
    This is REALLY cute.
    I love mug rugs.
    xx, Carol

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