Since this is not much notice, I thought a modern mug rug swap would be a good idea to get our feet wet.
|Orange Scrappy Mug Rug - Quilt As You Go|
For this swap the guideline is smaller than 12 inches by 12 inches but the mug rug does not have to be square. The general rule is larger than a coaster but smaller than a place mat. If your mug rug is a bit bigger, thats ok.
This is a great tutorial from Jodi at Pleasant Home for a heart mug rug and its a free pattern on Craftsy.
Mug rug was made with 2 inch squares.
A mug rug is a great way to try a new technique or colors that you normally wouldn't try without making a huge investment of time or money. I am using mug rugs to practice my free motion skills.
Any modern quilting theme!
What is modern quilting?
Since there is a whole debate over modern quilting, I am going to refer to Modern Quilt Guild Blog.
Here is a great tutorial on single fold binding from Carol which is a good size for mug rugs.
This is a post with a whole bunch of mug rug tutorials to get the creative juices flowing.
I am working on a calendar of swaps for the year. Please contact me if you have any ideas.