What’s a mug rug you ask? Well, it’s a quick little project that I can make to use up my scrap stash. My husband is all for that! Basically, a mug rug is a rug or place mat for your coffee mug; or any cup you choose.
I used to grab a napkin or paper towel and place it under my mug, but that was a wasted napkin and napkins cost money. A mug rug is a nice replacement and it looks good too. They are real easy to make and here’s one that I just made:
Here is the flip side:
You can make them what ever size you choose. Mine usually run about 9 inches by 6 inches. Here is another example:
One more example, this one I stepped out of the box a bit:
Here is the flip side:
How can I make one, you ask? Let me tell you how! I have to apologize first, I should have taken pictures of the steps along the way. My next project, I will have pictures.
What you need:
- Fabric, cut to your desired mug rug size
- Batting, cut to your desired mug rug size
- Coordinating thread
Measure your front and back fabric pieces the same, I measure mine about 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. You also want to cut a piece of batting the same size.
Place your back fabric on top of your batting with your back fabric wrong side to the batting. Sew your back piece and the batting together, about a 1/4″ seam.
If you decide on a random fabric pattern for your top fabric, sew those pieces together for that side. Once that step is done, place your front and back pieces with right sides together.
Pay attention to this step. Start sewing from the middle of one of your longer sides, all the way around BUT leave an opening big enough to flip your material inside out.
Once you have sewn your pieces together and have the opening, trim the corners of your mug rugs to eliminate extra bulk.
Turn your fabric inside out. Push out the corners with a dull pointed object. At this point I like to iron the mug rug completely. Then, I turn in the edges of the opening and iron that towards the inside of the mug rug.
Top stitch about a quarter of an inch all the way around the entire mug rug. Ensuring you have sewn closed the opening. At this point, you can quilt your mug rug however you would like.
You’re done, you made your mug rug. Voila, enjoy your beautiful creation!