Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mug Rugs, Mug Mats, whatever you want to call them!

Mug rugs seem to be everywhere especially the last few months.  I had seen the small square ones similar to coasters but I really like the new bigger versions.

I needed some small gifts for Christmas and here is my version:

Embroidered Mug Mats
The dimensions are around 6" x 9", perfect for your favorite cup/mug and room for your snacks too.  I found the coffee cup fabric at my local quilt store.  Thought it was perfect.   I used my 730 for the embroidered name and I did minimal quilting--just straight stitching.
I tried machine stitching the binding on one of them and just didn't like the look, so I hand stitched the binding on the back of the rest.  It took a little more time but I think it looks better on the back.  Wish I had made myself one!

There may be a mug mat swap coming up at Quilting Gallery if you want to join it.


  1. Way cute! Great job...isn't it funny how much we can make for someone else, and end up with nothing for us :)

  2. I Love the way you did yours....I Love that fabric....they are sooo cute !!!!!!!!!!!!! They are a lot of fun to make....I made some for CHRISTmas gifts too......You should have may one for yourself too....not that I made one for myself LOL.....
    Prayers, Bo

  3. Thanks for making one for me! I took it to work and use it for my water cup, so all the water that condensates on the side doesn't make a mess. Perfect!

  4. I used Insul-Bright as my batting. So there should be protection from heat and condensation!

  5. What a great idea. I am taking a note of this for next christmas!