I joined Swap-bot.a few weeks ago and am having SO much fun!
I am hosting a swap right now (my fourth, actually). I found this super-awesome tutorial on making a Color Block Mug Rug on Sew Fantastic. This swap is senders choice on the style so you don't have to use this particular tutorial to join.
I have never made a mug rug before. TO be honest, I haven't really done too much quilting either.I am always scared that once I piece the top, I will ruin all my hard work somehow and don't get into the actual QUILTING part. I think doing a mug rug (or a mini quilt) will be a good jump in the right direction.
Please come join in if you are interested. You can sign up until July 16th and should mail out your rug by August 16th. You you aren't already a member of Swap-bot, you should join! Swap-bot seems a little intimating at first but it is really easy to use!
If enough people are interested, I want to make this a mug rug series on the site.
Other theme ideas: pennants/banners, home sweet home, woodlands, whimsical, color-specific, modern, with a pocket, humorous, medieval, food, words ..... I'll have to brainstorm some more. Let me know if you have any suggestions too!
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