Quilted Mug Rug

Take a moment out of your busy day
and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea out of your favorite mug.
And don't forget to use your mug rug :)

Wait. . .you don't have one?
No worries, here is an easy and quick tutorial on how to make your own.

Items Needed:

scrap fabric
sewing machine
measuring tape

Cut out two 5-inch squares.

Place right sides together
and sew around the entire square with a 1/8-inch seam allowance.

Cut down the center of the sewn squares.

Then cut again down the opposite center 
and you should have 4 pieces like the below picture shows.

Iron the 4 pieces open and trim the pointy corners off.

Place two squares with right sides together and sew together.

Sew the two strips together and you'll have your square.

Cut one strip of fabric that is 5.5-inches x 3.5-inches,
another strip of fabric that is 5.5-inches x 2-inches,
and 2 strips of fabric that are 8-inches x 1 1/4-inches.

(measurements are taken from using a 1/8-inch seam allowance)

Sew the two shorter strips onto the ends than iron open.
Attach the two longer strips and iron open.

Place the square onto the batting and sew 1/4 inch lines up and down the square.
(I did not want the backing quilted, just the top, so that is why I did it this way.
If I were quilting a bigger piece I would have quilted the front and back).

Trim the edges.

Cut out a piece of backing the same size as your square
and place the backing and square right sides together.

Sew along the edge and leave a small opening 
so that you can turn your mug rug right side out.

Turn right side out and sew the small opening closed.

Add a pretty touch by pulling some embroidery thread through the center

and tying it into a knot.

Iron the creases out and you're done :)

Blessings and hugs to you, friends!
Looking forward to tomorrow's mug reveal :)


Anne Payne said...

Fabulous, Stephanie! Another item for your Etsy shop, yes? :)

Debbie Harris said...

Sweet! Even I could make that :-)
It goes beauty with that mug.
Your tutorials are always done so well.

Jan Hermann said...

What a cute idea! You can bring your Mug and Mug Rug to my house for Dessert! (BTW, there will be another Dessert Recipe this afternoon!) ♥

lynn said...

Aww..that is so sweet!

Lauren Nelson said...

I love this, Stephanie! So beautiful and creative. I could do some serious coffee drinking in the mornings with that!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, being a "former" quilter (but I do have lots of fabric in my stash and all my supplies...so maybe someday!), I just LOVE your precious mug rug! The fabulous you've used are vibrant and so lovely to coordinate with your sweet mug - perfectly delightful! Thanks again for another wonderful few moments of peace and beauty - all which comes from our wonderful Lord and God! Hugs, precious friend!

Anonymous said...

Fun, pretty, and a great way to use up scrap fabric. Great tutorial!


Debby Ray said...

Well, that is about the cutest thing I've seen in awhile...a Mug Rug...how adorable! And what a great tutorial! You rock, Stephanie!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

LOVE this tutorial, I want to make one. I've never quilted small pieces like this, you make it look so easy. Thanks so much for sharing Stephanie. ~ Abby

Cranberry Morning said...

Cute, and a cute name for it. :-)

Red Rose Alley said...

The quilted mug rug is so cute. Nel is always looking for new coasters for her house.

You were born on a Wednesday? My son was too, and he is a beautiful soul.......just as you are, my friend.


kathyinozarks said...

Oh I just love your little mug rug-and thank your for the tutorial.
I just made a set of hexagon mug rugs-so much fun to use-I am thinking quilted mug rugs would make a lovely gift for someone too.
enjoy your day hugs Kathy

Linda said...

I like that..thank you for sharing. Thanks for the reminder..I have an item that needs my attention. I accidently tore the bedskirt (that is an understatement, sad to say). I have been putting it off..I am looking forward to tomorrow as well. Blessings

Robyn said...

I've never heard of the term 'mug rug' before, Stephanie. If you made that up, you need to trademark it! I don't drink tea or coffee but I could certainly use this for guests and family. Leave it to you to come up with something so adorable! Love it! Pinning and Stumbling this! Have a great day, my friend. Hugs xo

Sola Scriptura said...

Very pretty!

Vee said...

So cute! What a nifty way to get your square.

Valerie said...

Dear Stephanie, That is lovely! I need one of those. =) Wish I had your talent for sewing. I will have to pin this and try it after things settle down around here. Got to get this wedding over with first. ;) Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

camp and cottage living said...

Very cute, Stephanie!
It's perfect of cold summer drinks too.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I will be doing something like this very soon as I have been working on a few things! I really enjoy sewing! I have a friend that we try to get together and sew!
Miss you! Roxy

Vicky Hunt said...

I love your mug rug Stephanie! It is so pretty...love the fabrics you used. Hope you are having a lovely week...:)

Blessings, Vicky

Denise said...

Fantastic my friend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How pretty! I need to start some kind of fun sewing project for this weekend! Thanks for sharing your tips! You are so creative my friend! Hugs, Diane

Ida said...

Very cute. I have a little counted cross stitch one that a friend sent me that says, Mug Rug. This is very different from the one I have but also very pretty.

Jazzmin said...

Your crafts and beautiful projects always turn out so flawless and pretty! You are a true crafter and seamstress in all the projects you do, whether a dress or a mug rug. This is such a cute idea. I love the idea of having these at a ladies' tea or lunch and everyone gets one for their tea or mug.

And I have to say you picked the prettiest color combination♥ Lovely.

Love and hugs to you, dear friend!
Have a blessed weekend!

SarahGeorge said...

So cute and beautiful Stephanie. You are a talented crafter my friend :)

Delvalina Wright said...

Oh how I love this project. Since I know how to sewing- I'm excited to try this and that.

Love these adorable fabrics and all things that you sewed turns so lovely.

Anyway, I have sent my guest post. I hope everyone will enjoy this.

I get hard to online - something goes wrong with the internet in oprhanage.

Thank you for sharing this lovely idea sister. I should make list thing to be tried :)

Love you with all my heart.


Everydaythings said...

another fabulous project stephanie - and...........you make it looks os easy to make! off to find myself some nice fabric now to try this out on!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh that is so pretty, love the fabrics you used, I may have to try making one of these for my secret sister at church, but I will have to figure out the measurements because I always use a 1/4 inch seam allowance, or did you go with the 1/8 since this is such a small project?

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, wow what a pretty tea rug! I love the tutorial too. Thanks for sharing all you lovely projects with us. Have a wonderful day.

Camille said...

You do beautiful work, Stephanie. Your mug rug is so bright and cheery. Have a lovely weekend! Blessings, Camille

Mindy said...

Such a sweet project. Do you do a lot of quilting? I made a large quilt from squares that my grandma had embroidered before she passed away and then gave it to my parents as a Christmas gift the year after Grandma passed away. Needless to say there were tears shed, but such a fulfilling project to complete what she had so lovingly started!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What sweet little mats! I don't craft anymore..or do any sewing other than fixing rips or putting on a button..or..something like that. They really are cute though I have many placemats but nothing so small and sweet. I might have to rethink my sewing and these do look simple. I will think on this! :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

How'd I miss this?? The mug rug/snack mat is adorable! I've been wanting to make one and you've inspired me. xo

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

I have never quilted before thinking it was too difficult (and didn't really need one). But this looks very easy and so cute! I've never heard of a tea rug before...guess I'd better get with the times. I love yours! Debbie :)

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial! I've used part of your pattern to create a mug rug for my husband. The post will be published tomorrow with proper credit given to you for the pinwheel! Thanks, again! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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