I don’t think I truly understood condensation before I experienced a Midwest summer. Sure, coasters are great to prevent rings on wood furniture, but it was never a huge deal. But in these humid summers, it only takes a couple minutes for a glass of water to have a pool of water underneath it. Solid coasters don’t help much either since the pool just gathers on top of the surface and spills off.
I finally understood the purpose of a mug rug. Luckily I have countless options of scraps to use up for things like this (if only I had need for more mug rugs!).
I made mine four inches square. Just big enough to house either a mug or glass, but not so large to be obtrusive. This little guy will find a home on by desk at work, saving the pooling condensation from spilling all over my papers.
I just made up the design myself, adding a 1/4″ seam allowance (so each of my lines were 1.5″) all around. There are thousands of mug rug patterns out there on the world wide web, but I wanted something basic and bold.
A simple little mug rug, not perfect, nothing fancy. But perfect for catching drips!