PATCHWORK MUG RUG PATTERN





Mug rug

Mug rug

I make quite a lot of coffee coasters – they are great for using up scraps and are always useful.  But they can be fiddly to make.  I think that a mug rug is not only more easy to make because it’s slightly bigger, but also far more useful.  If you haven’t come across mug rugs before, they are coasters with space for both your coffee mug and your snack to accompany the coffee.

I’ve made this patchwork mug rug with two star shaped blocks that have the colours reversed.

Cutting requirements

Each block is a simple nine patch and the pair of them use five 2.1/2″ squares in each colour and four 2.7/8″ squares in each colour.  You will also need rectangles about 13″ by 7″ of backing fabric and wadding and a 2.1/2″ strip of fabric about 40″ long for the binding.

Making the mug rug

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

 

The half square triangle units are made by placing together a coffee and a cream 2.7/8″ square with right sides facing.  Draw a line along the diagonal and sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line.  Cut along the line to produce two half square triangle units.  You need eight of these in total – from four squares of each colour.

 

Brown star on gold background

Brown star on gold background

Gold star on brown background

Gold star on brown background

 

Lay the squares out in three rows of three squares.  One block has the colours reversed from the other one.

 

 

Make two star quilt blocks

Make two star quilt blocks

Layer with wadding and backing

Layer with wadding and backing

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together to make two star blocks which are negative images of each other.  Sew them together to make one rectangle 12.1/2″ by 6.1/2″.

Cut rectangles of wadding and backing fabric slightly larger than the patchwork panel and lay them down with the backing fabric right side down then the wadding and then the patchwork with right side up.

Stitch in the ditch quilting

Stitch in the ditch quilting

Sew binding to the mug rug

Sew binding to the mug rug


Stitch along the seam lines (stitch in the ditch) to hold the layers together, baste around the edges and trim the excess wadding and backing fabric.

Cut a 2.1/2″ wide strip of contrasting fabric across the width of fabric to use as binding.  Press in half along the length and sew to the patchwork mug rug as for any quilt binding.

Completed mug rug

Completed mug rug

 

Flip the binding to the back of the mug rug, slipstitch in place and make yourself a coffee to try out your new mug rug.

 

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Comments

  1. Jane Suanders says:

    Mug rug – what a good idea for presents. Thank you Rose

  2. Rose Johnson says:

    Thanks for mug rug pattern.
    You are full of good ideas.
    Thanks for your weekly emails
    Rose Johnson
    Austrslia.

    • Thanks, Rose. I always think that mug rug patterns are so useful for something quick to make. I have them everywhere round the house, not just for mugs. They go under ornaments and flowers as well.

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