I’ve been looking forward to this blog hop since I first signed up for it. I absolutely LOVE coffee, with my cream and my Equal.. I’m set to go. I am not a one cup coffee drinker, or just a two, I don’t do caffeine-free coffees either. I drink easily a pot of coffee a day. We have a Kuerig and I have my first cup with the Kuerig first thing in the morning while I set the coffee pot to brew. My favorite coffee is Donut House Coffee, but I’m also fond of Folgers Black Silk. That said, while I know lattes are a bit different, I might drink coffee when I am home, but I drink the specialty stuff when I’m shopping or at the malls. When I’m in the states, I stop at these little box-like stores in shopping centers and get a cup of Joe to get me to my next stop. To say coffee is part of my life, well yep, it lives with me 24/7 and there is always a cup where ever I am in the house. So, when I opened my blog two years ago, I had no idea what a mug rug was. Clearly this was short-sighted of me to be so dorky that I had no idea what they were, but… I quickly learned and have made a few, but for this hop, I designed and created my own template for a mugrug. With a template, you can do many things versus just a pattern. You can add your own patterns and designs to a template and make it work easier than if you were to create a normal pattern in the first place. I don’t normally use templates, but since mugrugs have become quite popular even for me as gifts I decided it was better to create a template. The beige background and green/olive fabric are part of the template, the designs themselves are machine embroidered.
Monday’s Mug Rug
Tuesday’s Mug Rug
Wednesday’s Mug Rug
Thursday’s Mug Rug
Friday’s Mug Rug
Saturday’s Mug Rug
Sunday’s Mug Rug
I hope this gives you a fair idea of why a template can be nice to have over a single pattern.
I created the template in Electric Quilt and Bernina Designer Plus
I’ll be sharing my template in a few days on my Tutorials pages once I have the documentation all written. Sorry, no designs, you’ll have to buy them for yourself.
Thank you to Madame Samm, for hosting this blog hop, and to Joan at MooseStash Quilting for doing an amazing job with cheerleading us all on.
Also, a shout out to Clothworks for the wonderful collection called Have A Latte. I love most of the fabrics in this collection. I am sad I didn’t showcase a project with more of the fabrics as I bought quite a few fabrics in this line.
Coffee Drinkers For This Hop Are:
Be sure to visit them all, cheerlead them on with your comments, or just say Hi, we all really love to hear from you.