Happy New Year! For eleven out of the twelve months of the Great Mug Rug Swap of 2014, I stuck to my self-imposed guideline of creating 6″ x 10″ rectangular mug rugs. For December, however, I opted for a different look.
The Missouri Star Quilt Company released a tutorial for a mug rug using their Periwinkle template–which I happened to have on hand. The tutorial even includes guidelines for a quick and simple quilting pattern to follow so you don’t have to start and stop. This was incredibly quick to put together, and with that shape you could use it as a candle mat or potholder.