After finishing my coasters, I still had some valentine charms left so I decided to play with my Twist n' Stitch ruler. This is similar to the Twister, but I can cut multiple sizes with this one ruler from June Tailor.
You do get quite a bit of waste (scraps) with this method, but some gals use the tiny pieces for smaller projects. I just put mine in my scrap basket for applique. You get a great looking product this way, and it's much easier and less complicated that the finish looks.
I also decided to get some practice with big-stitch quilting on this project. I used a #8 perle cotton in pink.
This mug rug is on the large size, about 9 x 12, so there's plenty of room for a mug of coffee and a piece of cherry pie. Yum!
Or a bowl of fresh grages and a cup of tea, to keep it on the healthy side.
I'll probably use it as a mat for some valentine/heart things I display in February. Mug rugs are versatile!