Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mug Rug Blog Hop: Day 3

Welcome back for the third day of our Mug Rug Blog Hop! 
We hope you enjoy the tutorial below, part of a Hostess Gift Set designed by Stitched Together Studios using the Shaken or Stirred fabric collection. Make sure you read to the end of the post to find out how to enter for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of fabric!


The "Mad Men"-inspired prints from Maria Kalinowski's Shaken or Stirred collection from Kanvas were just begging to be made into hostess accessories!
You can uses these cool mug rug coasters for mugs, of course, or upgrade to a beverage that coordinates with the fabric theme. :)


You'll Need:
  • 1/4 yard each 4 prints (tossed martini glasses on red and black, and olives on black and green)
  • Four 6-1/2" squares batting


Cutting:
From each print, cut six 6-1/2" squares.

Think this mug rug looks like a simple four-patch? Think again! The design is still simple, but it features a neat folding trick that you'll want to use again and again.

Download and print out the rest of the directions here. You'll also find free patterns to make trivets (which can also double as larger mug rugs!), wine gift bags, and an apron. Perfect timing with the Super Bowl right around the corner!

Find the free patterns for all of these sewing projects here.

For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Benartex or Kanvas fabric, simply sign up to follow this blog, either through Bloglovin' (or another blog reader service) or email (both options are in the right hand sidebar) and leave a comment letting us know you follow. In your comment, also tell us if you've ever sewn an apron. Leave a second comment and receive a second entry by following us on Facebook and letting us know. This giveaway is open through Thursday, February 6 at 11:59 PM EST. 

Make sure you check out all the Mug Rug tutorials!
Day 1: Benartex Design Team featuring Bohemian Rhapsody
Day 2: Debby Kratovil from Debby Kratovil Quilts featuring Fossil Ferns
Day 4: Benartex Design Team featuring Puppy Love and Smooches
Day 5: Candace from Saltwater Quilts featuring Gramercy
Day 6: Julie from The Crafty Quilter featuring Sweet Tweet


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129 comments:

  1. I follow through blog lovin. One of the first things I ever made was an apron. I learned to sew through 4-H.

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  2. I want to make some of the coasters for some retreat gifts!

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  3. They are great! i have never sewn an apron until now and I am a follower through bloglovin'.

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  4. I've made many many aprons. A few years ago I made matching aprons for myself, my Mom and my five sisters and gave them to everyone at once. It made for a great photo.

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  5. I like making aprons as gifts. I follow via email.

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  6. i follow on email. i have made aprons before and the fabrics really make them extra cute.

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  7. I follow by email and GFC. I have sewn a couple butcher-style aprons. I even made them reversible! I gave those to my sisters. Making aprons and other kitchen things is a great idea for hostess gifts.

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  8. I follow by email. I did make an apron in junior high school home economics class. Thanks!

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  9. judieharron@yahoo.comJanuary 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    WOW... what a bright set of fabrics being offered for this mug rug challenge! Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday guests... I have not made an apron to date, but may try to make one for my 4 year old granddaughter who loves to help out in the kitchen. I follow your blog on bloglovin, by email, on Facebook and through a subscription to Mr. B's Club... thanks for all the great patterns. judieharron@yahoo.com

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  10. I also follow you on Facebook. Love this tutorial and those fabrics are so pretty.

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  11. I have not make an apron yet although I really love some of the patterns. I follow your blog on bloglovin and email

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  12. I follow on email. I've seen this before and always wondered how they do it.

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  13. I also follow on facebook.

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  14. I follow with email and bloglovin. I made aprons for my daughters about 9 years ago when they were first married.

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  15. I've only sewn one apron. Quick and easy.

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  16. I follow via email.
    I have made an apron before for a friend.

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  17. I am following via email. And I was thinking that I didn't make an apron but that is not true... I made an apron for my two sisters when I was in Grade 9 Home Ec (many, many, many years ago!!!)

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  18. I follow via email, I have made many aprons from plain half aprons to frilly, flouncy hostess aprons. I love the bright colours of the very generous giveaway.

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  19. I follow by email. I made a apron for my daughter for a wedding shower we had. All kinds of gadgets were pinned to it and use for a game.

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  20. I follow by GFC and email!
    I like making aprons - I made several for Christmas gifts!!

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  21. I follow via bloglovin and email. In all the years I have been sewing (since the late 1960s) I don't believe I've ever made an apron! Unless a child's art smock counts. I made one of those once.

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  22. I think the last apron I made was in jr. high home ecc. It was bright yellow with little white dots and it made my eyes crazy!
    I follow by email (illusions@rainierconnect.com)
    Gayle Pulley

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  23. Bloglovin sends this to me. This is a great idea place!

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  24. I follow via Bloglovin. I've never sewn an apron, I'm yet to find the right pattern. hayleymstephens at gmail dot com

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  25. I follow via email. I have made a few aprons, but never from a pattern.

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  26. I receive your posts by email. I have made an apron. It's in an autumn print and I love it.

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  27. I follow you via Bloglovin. I've never sewn an apron. Perhaps I should have a go one day.

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  28. I am following via email.I have made a few aprons.

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  29. Following by email. Thanks for the cute & easy patterns!

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  30. I also follow on facebook.Thanks!

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  31. I follow via email as well as Bloglovin'.
    I've made many aprons in the past, starting with the first one in high school home ec which was made for my father.

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  32. I am also a follower on Facebook as well.

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  33. I have sewn an apron and I have the fabric and a pattern to sew a new one soon.

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  34. I am already a fb follower, as well as bloglovin.

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  35. I follow via email and Bloglovin. I've made tons of aprons. I use them when baking or making big meals. I tend to be a little messy, and aprons save my clothes. Unless I'm making icing for cupcakes. That powered sugar travels! Yummy! Great print.

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  36. Made my last apron a couple of years ago. I follow by email. Love the fabric and the patterns, want at least one of each.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  37. I already follow you on face book.

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  38. I follow on bloglovin. Like the colors! Thanks for the chance!

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  39. I follow via email. I have sewn several aprons. I sewed my first apron when I was a kid in Camp Fire Girls.

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  40. I follow with feedly. I've made some very cute aprons, including a ruffly one for a toddler.

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  41. I am an email follower and have made a few aprons before. Thanks so much for sharing

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  42. I haven't sewn an apron before. Hubby needs a new one, so maybe I'll try one for him!

    I follow through Bloglovin.
    Sandy A

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  43. I follow through Blogger. I only apron I ever made was a Girl Scout project. It was a tie-around the waist apron made out of yellow gingham. After we were done sewing it together, we were supposed to cross stitch the Girl Scout emblem on the front in green floss. I remember getting very bored with the cross stitch and I don't think I ever finished it!

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  44. I also "Like" Benartex on Facebook.

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  45. I last sewed an apron 50 years ago...Ha Ha. These are too cute to pass up. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  46. I happily follow Benartex on Facebook. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  47. I follow Benartex by email. I have made many aprons.

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  48. I follow Bentartex on FaceBook and belong to the Preview Pack Club. So much fun.

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  49. I follow your blog with Feedly. I haven't made an apron for many year, however, I have been collecting patterns and plan to make several for me to use in my new kitchen this year.

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  50. I follow your Blog thru Bloglovin & Email...

    I have sewn several aprons... I have a BFF that wears them alllll the time! Make them for her mostly. I have made for myself too, but I don't remember to always grab one & wear! lol

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  51. I have made several aprons. I'm still looking for the perfect apron that my mother and grandmother wore until they were strings. The pattern was newspaper and literally was used until it fell apart.

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  52. An apron was one of the first projects I ever made. I don't think it was quite as fancy as your pattern. I follow via email.

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  53. I made a cute red Christmasy apron years ago. My mom made one, too, and she was the better seamstress, as I use hers now, while mine is long gone. I follow via email. (wordygirl at earthlink dot net)

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  54. Very cute! I follow via email and have never made an apron but want to. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I follow via email. I have never made an apron but have seen some cute ones out there. May have to give it a try. Thanks for the cute mug rugs today.

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  56. I follow by email. I made an apron for my mom many years ago. I plan to make one for myself soon. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  57. I follow through bloglovin. I have made several aprons, mostly gifts.

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  58. I've made aprons before for wearing at shows. I follow via GFC.

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  59. I follow with bloglovin'. I have made a few aprons as gifts but it is not something I use myself

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  60. I follow via email and I have never made an apron, but it is on my to-sew list!!

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  61. I've made aprons for everyone in the family,each with their own colors so they know how to grab them. I've even made some chef hats just for fun. We do a marathon cookie baking day before Christmas and everyone gets involved. I love following your blog

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  62. I love the folded square pattern and will use it for a some extra mug rugs, I enjoy following your FB page too

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  63. I follow via e-mail and I have never made an apron before.

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  64. I also follow on Facebook. Thanks.

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  65. pramuditahandaristi @ gmail . com

    I follow through bloglovin'
    I have not ever sewn an apron but I'd love to start soon!

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  66. pramuditahandaristi @ gmail . com
    I like Bernartex facebook page

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  67. I follow through bloglovin, and have never made a apron

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  68. I also have liked on Facebook

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  69. I follow you on Bloglovin and I have made several aprons in my lifetime. I plan on making more too! They are handy in the kitchen to wear!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  70. I follow you on FB too!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  71. I am following you via email. I have never sewn an apron, I would like to some time though.

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  72. I've never made an apron, but I've made other kitchen items like potholders and placemats. Thanks for sharing! I follow via Bloglovin.

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  73. I also like you on Facebook. Thanks again!

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  74. I am already following on Bloglovin.

    I have sewn many aprons during the years.

    jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. i follow the blog via email Ksmith8@emich.edu. I haven't sewn an apron, but it's definitely on my To-Do List!

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  76. One year I made aprons for my children's teachers as Christmas gifts. The teachers loved them as they often had class projects involving paint.

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  77. I have never made an apron. I follow on Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric!

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  78. I follow on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis and yes, I have made an apron before!

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  79. Following via bloglovin' I have sewed 3 aprons!

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  80. I've never sewn an apron. but I want to. Follow by email.

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  81. Following through bloglovin. I've made 3 aprons for adults and one kid sized. Definitely an area of expertise for me. Yay yay.

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  82. I have sewn an apron and a chef's hat as a birthday present for a child.

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  83. I follow by email and I've never sewn an apron.

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  84. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN' !
    YES, I'VE MADE A FEW. MY FIRST WAS A HOME ECONOMICS CLASS PROJECT AT AGE 16 !
    THANKS FOR SHARING A GREAT TUTORIAL+GIVEAWAY!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  85. FOLLOW VIA FB TOO !
    jldouglas@wispwest.net 19kelly71

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  86. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. I sewed an apron many decades ago for Home Ec class. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  87. Following you on FB too - thanks again.

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  88. Those are so cute, I love sewing aprons. We used to make them when we were children.

    I follow on Bloglovin.

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  89. I follow by e-mail. I'm really enjoying all the mug rug ideas.

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  90. I signed up to follow on Bloglovin! Thanks for all the Mug Rug ideas -and- for the opportunity to score some fabric!

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  91. I follow via email... I think the last time I made an apron was in Junior High home-ec class :) Way too long ago!! This tutorial makes me want to make a new one :)

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  92. I follow with RSS Feeds. I've never sewn an apron...just started wearing one occasionally while cooking. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  93. I have sewn an apron and it has been about 50 years ago. It was when I was 11 years ago and it was for a 4-H project.

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  94. I follow on bloglovin. I do not typically make aprons. I like more complicated projects.

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  95. Now following your blog, love the coasters!

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  96. I have made a bunch of aprons...in fact, it was one of the very first things I ever sewed many, MANY years ago. I follow through Bloglovin.

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  97. I like you on Facebook, too. :)

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  98. The first item I every made was an apron w/ my great grandmother! thanks! I follow w/ GFC

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  99. Luv making Aprons, and have made matching mama/daughter aprons for D-i-L's and gr-daughters. B-)

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  100. I follow your blog with blog lovin.' I love making aprons -- used to make them for children and adults when I did craft fairs.

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