NEW: Seeds-n-Stitches Mug Rug (May Swap)
For May we will be making mug rugs. I didn't know what these were until a friend at our guild meeting showed us one that she made . They are simple, sweet, and handy to use. It's basically a small placemat that you can use under your mug and have space for a few cookies or a brownie or crackers and cheese on the side. As for the crackers and cheese, I guess this could be a wine glass rug as well, but that's not what it's called! LOL
The one that I made to try this out was based on the tutorial found at:
I liked this pattern because you get to fold over the back piece of fabric and use that for your binding and do not need to make a separate binding.
However, there are tons of wonderful tutorials and you can make any kind of mug rug that you like for this swap. If you don't believe me about "tons" of tutorials, take a look at this site and you will have plenty of them to check out:
In order to sign up for this swap, You must be a member in good standing with GardenWeb and 18 years of age or older.
Sign up by May 5th and I will match partners soon after that. Mail out by May 21st.
This is not required at all, but if you like you can include an individually packaged tea bag, single pack of coffee, or a home made cookie or other little goodie when you send your package so your partner can try out his or her mug rug!
Everyone should be able to send in a padded envelope. I don't hostess here very often so I understand that you don't always require delivery confirmation. I will leave that optional for this swap. If you have any questions, just ask.
I hope this will be fun for everyone!