Kristyn was here over Thanksgiving and she brought her Christmas quilt with her. She did a fabulous job on it. I drooled over it, I stroked it, I took pictures of it. It is stunning. It is inspiring. It made me want to make a Christmas quilt.
I looked at my calendar and came back to reality. Although she had to eventually pack her quilt up and take it home with her, she did leave me some scraps (thanks girl!) ....and that was all I needed to make these mug mats.
Have you seen these around blog land? It seems like lots of people are making them. They're the perfect little vehicle for holding a cup of coffee and an afternoon treat. I made mine with 2 inch strips sewed together and then quilted them with straight lines.
In the middle is some warm and natural. I used 2 inch binding and attached it with my machine. Paired with a mug (from Target), a candy cane and a gift card, these make a great gift.
I also made some tags to go with them so that the recipients would know what to do with them once they took them out of the package. Nothing like blank stares to ruin a gift giving moment. Oh and they make great candle mats too!
Today,we're off to our co-op classes and these are our teacher gifts....I'll let you know if they invoke any drooling!
How about you, do you have a favorite gift that you give to teachers or co-workers? Below is the gift tag I placed in each mug with the mug mat and gift card...feel free to copy and print them as you need. I simply printed them on white copy paper and adhered some scrapbook paper to the back. Stay merry!