Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More Mug Rugs... continued...

Here are the other two mug rugs I promised you.  The first one below is the third mug rug for my grandmother.  If you missed the post about the first two, visit here.  If you are unfamiliar with mug rugs, they are basically a large coaster for a beverage and a snack.  They come in pretty handy at the sewing table.  These measure 8.5" by 5.5".  
Binding - Dumb Dot in Haze by Michael Miller 

If any of you know what the fabric with the large medallion in the middle is, please let me know!  I absolutely love it, but I don't know what it is.

I ordered a Cool Scrap Pack from Hawthorne Threads and this fabric was included.  In a scrap pack there is a total of 2 yards (12 oz.) of an assortment of designer fabrics in various sizes.  They sent me some really great fabrics, all of really great quality.  I was impressed with the selection and need to go back and order the Fresh Scrap Pack.


Now my hubby wanted one as well for his desk at work.  I was pretty surprised when he asked for one, but flattered.  So I made one that is right up his alley...

Dumb Dot in Haze by Michael Miller
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton solids in Charcoal and Navy
Gridlock in Navy by Dear Stella

I chose these fabrics because he loves grey and navy and the solids suit his personality.  I used light grey thread to compliment the fabrics.

Back - Gridlock in Grey by Dear Stella 
Binding - Lights in Grey by Maude Asbury from the collection Tinsel for Blend

I really enjoyed making these.  Mug rugs are a fun, quick project that reward you with instant gratification.  They are also a great way to play with fabric combinations before you work with them on a larger project.

One last look at the other two I made for my grandmother.

I am so excited to hear what she thinks of these when she receives them in the mail.

**New update:  To make your own mug rugs you can find a pattern for these designs and other variations listed in my shop here - Bundle of Mug Rugs.

Thank you for visiting,


  1. I love them all! By the way, your blog rocks, so I nominated it for the Liebster Blog Award! Check out my post at Have a great day...

  2. these are adorable! i love that your hubby wanted one, how fun. i've ordered all three scrap packs from hawthorne threads, loved them. really great way to get good sized chunks of nice fabrics for cheap!

  3. I love these. You got some great fabrics in that scrap bag...I may have to get one of those!

  4. Beautifully sewn these mug rugs. I haven't made any yet so am inspired by yours.

  5. I have been wanting to make a mug rug. These inspire me to get on it! Love the fabric choices. Wonderful job! Saw your link on Here Comes the Sun. Pinning. :)

  6. These are GREAT!...Your binding work is so beautiful!

  7. Gorgeous! I had never heard of these, but they sound so clever. I often end up with two to three coasters around me for beverage and snacks.

  8. This is so cute! I love the colors, I'm a new follower and would love if you followed me at

  9. Great post. I found this through the Create and Inspire linky party. I linked in an attempt at meatballs.
    Have a lovely week.

  10. Beautiful! I love the fun mix of fabrics!

  11. I love the fabrics you used! Gorgeous!

  12. Your fabric choices are perfect! You have a great eye for good design. Thanks so much for linking up at Hookin on Hump Day!

  13. Those are awesome!! Love your fabrics.

  14. They all look great! Awesome project for using up small leftover. So glad you linked up at Etcetorize this week!

  15. I love your mug rugs. I especially like the Riley Blake "Red Riding Hood" you sent to your grandmother.
    Donna from Blackberrry Winter Crafts


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