Welcome to Mug Rug Monday - with a giveaway! (free mug rug pattern)

It is finally here - Mug Rug Monday! Every Monday, I will be sharing a new free mug rug pattern with you. I don't know about you, but I have been looking forward to this! So, without further delay, here is this first pattern:


This week's pattern lends itself best to paper piecing, but traditional piecing can be done as well. I have attached patterns for both techniques.

Would you like a tip to go along with these patterns? For paper piecing, you probably know that you can purchase specialized paper on which to print your patterns. For those of us who have purchased this special, and sort of pricey paper, we have learned that it is simply newsprint paper with a new packaging for quilters. Well, this same kind of paper can also be purchased in tablet form at our local dollar store for MUCH less than what you can get it in quilty land. BUT WAIT - EVEN better than this - here is what I now do: I print my paper piecing patterns on notebook paper. It is essentially the same weight as newsprint, and tears easily away from your pieced project. Be aware that not all notebook paper is the same though - for paper piecing patterns, you want to get the really cheap stuff. ;-)

Now what about that giveaway.........

For those who have been following me a while, you know that I promised a giveaway when I reached 50 followers....as of this writing I have 48 followers, but I have faith! So I am going to go ahead and announce a giveaway. What do you think about this Dritz Flexible LED Light:

I have enjoyed using mine on my sewing machine. It really lights up my world! (sorry, I couldn't resist.)

This giveaway will require a little work on your part, because I need your help. While I really enjoy designing projects, I HATE naming them. So, this is what you have to do to be entered in this giveaway - help me name this mug rug design. Leave a comment with your suggestion for a name for this mug rug. The Dritz LED Light will go to the person who provides the name that I like best. I will make the decision based on all entries received by midnight (EST) on March 15th.

Thank you for joining me in the first ever Mug Rug Monday! I will attempt to keep the pattern techniques mixed up, so that everyone will be encouraged to try them. I have really been looking forward to this, and I hope that you will spread the word about my blog. I also hope you will send me photos of your completed projects!

Wishing you a great day of quilting!
Michele Hester

For the giveaway, your e-mail must be available through your comment link. Also, this giveaway is limited to U.S. mailing addresses.
If this is your first time visiting my little home here in blogland, be sure to take a look at my free patterns page, by clicking on the free patterns tab at the top of this page.

Until next time,
Piece!
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45 comments:

  1. Oh I really do not like to be the first one but what I thought of first was "Diamonds in the Weave" so I will stick with that. Good luck and i will be trying this one. Thanks so much for the tip with the paper,

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  2. Woven Ribbons is what I would name it. I would love to win the light.

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  3. Oh this is difficult.. Through the Gate.. I just get the feeling of peeking through a wrought iron gate..

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  4. I am thinking the name to be Tiled Wonder - only because I have absolutely no idea how to paper piece or foundation piece and this mug rug is a wonder to me how you made it!!

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  5. When I saw this pattern my first thought was garden lattice.

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  6. How about "Diamonds in the Rough"

    Thanks for the pattern,

    Michelle

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  7. Wonderful Pattern, thanks for all the ideas and this pattern in many forms. Really great of you.

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  8. I would name the mug rug design "On The Diamond Path".

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  9. Pathways in the Park. It reminds me of the pathways and park squares in Savannah.

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  10. I see a Garden Fence. You know to have a cup and a talk over.

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  11. I think your mug rug looks like a "Chain Link Fence". To that's what I would name it.
    Really nice pattern.

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  12. My first thought when I looked at it was "Garden Fence". Thanks for giving us a chance to win!!!

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  13. Guess I should have read the other comments first...my name choice was already taken. That's ok, though. It's still a good name! :-)

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  14. As soon as i looked at your latest pattern i thought of a maize. So i thought "Maizie'. Is that weird or what? Mary in MI

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  15. I see "Hearts Entwined". Change the colors and you'll see what I mean. Beautiful pattern. Thanks Michele!

    Linda

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  16. Gold and Sapphires. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. I think Diamond Darling
    or Yellow Picket Fence
    I like it!

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  18. Spring Lattice? I have spring on the brain. Thanks for the pattern.

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  19. How about 'Through the Garden Gate"?

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  20. I would name the mug rug, "Lattice Work". I am having a fun time making these little mug rugs.

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  21. Some of the names I thought of were already mentioned. So, how about "Mug Tiles" because it does look like a tile floor too. Or, Mug Rug Mosaic. Thanks for the fun "name it" contest.

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  22. Three on point............giggle....my best try.

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  23. Hi, I've come to your block from Stray Stiches. I thought of 'railway square' because it looks a bit like a railfence block but with dominant squares.

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  24. When I saw it I thought "Bright Light". Thanks for the pattern. Love the give-a-way item too!!

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  25. You've gotten so many lovely name suggestions already but here's mine anyway. It reminds me of woven slats they use for patios and trellises so I'm going to go with Garden Trellis as my suggestion.

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  26. When I looked at it the frist thing that came to me was "Toast and Tea". I think it is just great and I love it. I am going to make some for my TV tray to set and have my tea and toast and plan my day. Donna

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  27. GOOD DAY TO YOU!
    THIS IS A NEAT PIECE+I'D CALL IT "LEMON CHAIN'
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  28. When I see it I can see a large flower fussy cut in the large squares with green and smaller flowers all around it. So...Show Piece is what comes to mind.

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  29. Interlochen Diamonds is my first thought!

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  30. "Triple Diamond X" is my suggestion for the mug rug. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  31. What a cute pattern! I like "Rail Fence Squared" as I see kind of a double rail fence around squares. I'm new here, so I'm going to help you make it 50 followers and more! I came over from Sew Many Ways. Nice to meet you, Helen. Thanks so much for the wonderful free patterns and the chance to win this very needed sewing machine light. :-)

    Blessings,

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  32. Oh no, Michelle... Please forgive my senior moment for calling you "Helen". :-( I have no idea where that came from. Silly me. Guess I need more coffee this morning.

    Red faced,

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  33. How wonderful.....we should all "be still" Love it I know a few people who need this..Thanks for the "freebie" mug rug

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  34. "Caffe Lattice" because it looks like lattice.
    or you could spell it "Caffe Latice."
    Thanks & God bless you.

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  35. What about Diamond Trellis. It reminds me of a trellis fence.

    Would love to win one of the lights.

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  36. "Yield To The Mug" I know a lot of people are seeing fences, chains and trellis' but I see three yield signs. Which makes me think of how everyone seems to be so busy all the time and even though we know that we should "be still", it's often times very difficult to actually do it. So yield to the mug and "Be still and know that I am God".
    Thanks for the giveaway but especially for the tutorials!

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  37. Love your mug rugs. Thanks for sharing. I also would love to win the light.

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  38. I would name it TWO HEARTS ENTWINED 'cause it certainly looks like that to me. I love your Mug Rug Mondays!! Thanks.

    Linda

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  39. I would name it TWO HEARTS ENTWINED 'cause that is what it looks like to me. Thanks for the mug rug pattern - I love your Mug Rug Mondays!!

    Thanks.
    Linda

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  40. Twisted Roads would be a good name for this pattern. It's a cute mug rug. I haven't made any mug rugs, yet... but I have a friend that makes them. I got a really cute one for Christmas. These would be fun to make on one of my treadle sewing machines. Of course, I'd need good light to see by, since treadles don't come with electric lights attached ; ) Visit my blog and see what I do, too. I like your blog.

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  41. I would name it Golden Pathway as it looks like a pathway over water.

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  42. First thing I thought of was peeking through the garden fence. So How about peekaboo garden
    Thanks DebbieCA

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  43. Lighten my pathway.

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  44. I love this pattern! and I like Robin's idea of Criss Cross Applesauce

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