Wednesday, September 12, 2018

October Mug Rug Exchange

As announced at the meeting yesterday evening, for the October meeting we will be doing a mug rug exchange with the theme of October, so your choice of Halloween, Harvest, and/or Autumn. Let your imagination run wild (appropriate to the season ;-) ), or be inspired by some of the links at the end of the post!

  • Large enough to be a coaster for a mug, but not so big that it gets in the way of whatever you are doing while drinking from your mug.

  • Quilted and bound, single block in autumn colours of any abstract pattern (rail fence, nine patch, etc.)
  • Foundation, or English, paper pieced object related to one of the themes.
  • Regular or improvisational piecing or appliqué of an object related to one of the themes.
  • Non-pieced, but quilted, themed fabric.
  • Any other quilted method I haven't yet mentioned... :-P

  • If you bring one to the October meeting, you will leave with one!
  • None
  • Paper bag, or other opaque wrapper, so that what the recipient will have a pleasant surprise.
  • The addition of candy is not discouraged... ;-)

All photos were sourced from the following links:




Here are a couple of links of resources about foundation paper piecing:

Joanna L.


  1. Hi :)
    I just saw this website! Its amazing. Luv the idea of the october mug rug exchange. May i join in and make one for the meeting? I am not a member yet though

    1. Of course! Prospective members are welcome to try out a meeting for free and see if we're a good fit for you. And everyone who comes to the October meeting with a mug rug gets to participate in the swap :)