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MUG RUG ~ Tutorial with 12 bright and clear photos!

***NOTE: This is an e-book only-and NOT an actual or physical item.
But it is a really cool e-book we must say!


So... just what is a Mug Rug, you ask?

Well a Mug Rug is a smaller version of a Potholder so you can use it as a cup coaster, or glass drink/beverage mat to protect your counter and table tops from the white rings from either hot drinks OR the condensation from a cold drink water mark. It just makes it fun to put your drink on something colourful and handmade!

BEGINNER level, a simple step-by-step tutorial.

This PDF book has 12-pages of fully illustrated pictures. It's more than just a simple written pattern, this download is like a mini-class. This is a PDF format only.

Well by now you are, no doubt, pretty good at weaving and ready to try something else besides a traditional Potholder. Here is exactly what you need! The Mug Rug actually is super fast and fun to make to have a matched set of a Potholder WITH a Mug Rug.

At first, you might have to study the directions for a bit. But once you've tried it…you'll be hooked! Hope you have fun learning our how to make Mug Rugs and keeping the "voice of tradition alive!"

Download instantly. Suitable for a beginner. If any of the instructions are unclear, just Etsy message OR Convo us here at the shop and we will be happy as a lark to help you out with any queries you might have.

We welcome your feedback and input. Please leave Etsy feedback so others can see why they should be interested in our products here at The Swedish Flicka.

You may choose to print out this tutorial as a book with actual pages OR simply keep the digital format handy, whichever works best for you.
Personally, I think the digital book is really nifty.

Now -if you just don't feel like making a Mug Rug yourself after all-then we have plenty of choices already made in the shop to purchase OR simply have us make one with the custom colours you like best!

Happy weaving from all of us here at The Swedish Flicka!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I wash my Patchwork Scarf OR Baby Blankie?

Patchwork Scarves and Patchwork Baby Blankies:

Please follow the directions on the items tag. It will direct you to wash on delicate in a mesh bag or pillow case and make sure the water is cool.

Do NOT put the Patchwork Scarf or Baby Blankie in the dryer-let it air dry on a hanger. You may iron the cotton pieces on the front side but not the fleecy squares or the reverse fleecy side or they will most assure melt and stick to the iron.

There is just no way to know how each washing machine and dryer will affect the items, however, they are all sturdily made and should stand the test of time. Just take a few minutes to drop your Patchwork Scarf in a pillow case prior to washing and that will ensure that it stays in fine condition.

Are The Swedish Flicka Patchwork Scarves REALLY one-of-a-kind?

YES! We make everything in small batches here, so even if we use similar fabrics and patterns, and square placement, there is never two Patchwork Scarves that are exactly alike. So each one is truly a unique masterpiece!

How do I clean

You can throw your Rag Rug into the washing machine on gentle cycle with as little agitation as possible, and air dry over a stair banister/chair back until completely dry. However, a very old fashioned & traditional way of cleaning a Rug is the freezing snow method. On a cold, clear day (25°F or colder) with at least several inches of fresh powder snow, take the Rug outside and leave it for a couple of hours until it has frozen. Lay the stiff carpet in the snow and whack the exposed surface with a broom. Shake the rug out, turn it over on a fresh patch of snow, and beat the other side. If you wait for a cold, dry day, the rug will barely become wet when you clean it this way, but before returning it to the house, brush off any snow.

Wholesale availability

We gladly offer wholesale pricing for some of our items, upon request. Thank you for enquiring!

Gift wrapping and packaging

Our items are all carefully packaged to look extra 'gifty' already, but if you need more fluff to make it look like an official present then just let us know and we can make it look just right-for an additional $5.00. We have a gift wrap listing just for you!

Do you have a query you would like us to add here?

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