Monday, June 4, 2012

Mug Rug

Pin It Time to get on the bandwagon and make some mug rugs.  There are so many free patterns floating around the web, it was a difficult decision to chose just one!




So I thought I would start with a simple pattern.  I love some of the more complicated ones like this and this but those will have to wait until I am back home and have the time to fiddle with the designs and details of ones such as these.




For now I am happy with this one.  I love the spring colors I chose and plan on making a few to leave with my Mom for her to use when I return home.  She drinks a lot of tea throughout the day and these will be perfect to protect her side table or for outside on the bistro table.






It took no time at all.






First I cut out the required fabric pieces, then sewed them as Amy explained in her tutorial.




I ironed on a piece of interfacing between the layers to make it a little stiff so it would hold up well to washing instead of inserting the batting as she suggested.








A little bit of trimming, some more sewing and whammo it was finished!






I love how it turned out, so very easy and the fabrics to chose from are endless. 








Have a great day and remember to give your loved ones a hug!

26 comments:

  1. I love making mug rugs too. Started out creating big bed quilts, then baby quilts, then wall hangings, then doll quilts and now I'm down to making mug rugs myself. What's next?! Have fun

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I am sure someone out there will think of something tiny and cute soon!

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  2. Ohhh how lovely are your mug rugs?! Very!

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  3. That is sooo cute. I was thinking.. "what the heck is a mug rug" lol. Know I know and I love it!

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    1. Just perfect for a cuppa and a treat. Thanks Leslie!

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  4. I love that it has room for a snack on it!

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    1. Me too Karen...helps to keep the mess down. LOL

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  5. Love the colours and the idea. I always give hugs to family and friends. HUGS to you. B

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Glad you stopped by.

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  7. Oh, how cute! Love that it's double-size to accommodate treats or muffins. :) Thank you for sharing at RT this week. :)

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    1. Yes, I always need to have a treat along with my coffee or tea! LOL

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  8. Being a very clumsy and lazy gal, I must say I admire your thorough attention to detail and of course your creativity :).

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    1. Well thank you unikorna and welcome. I am glad you stopped by!

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  9. I love mug rugs too. I made one for my sister-in-law's sister ( not sure what that makes her to me) and she discovered she can also use it as a mouse pad when she's out and about with her laptop!

    http://movingontothepast.blogspot.com/2011/04/shhh-its-secret-gift-mug-rug.html

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    1. Well that's good to know! LOL I love items that are multi-purpose. Thanks for stopping by Kathy!

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  10. How cool are these? What fun and how the rugs brighten your cup:) I love the little things that just make a day so special. Great work. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Hope you week is super terrific enjoying your coffee on these sweet little mug rugs:)

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    1. Well thank you Evelyn! I hope you have a super terrific week as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Well, I'm just loving your little mug rugs. I've never had any but they sure look like a great idea and I can see they could be made to really give a shot of color or texture to the room as well. Fun stuff. Found your post at Cowgirl up! Stop and see me at Quirky Vistas some time.
    Liz

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  12. Thanks Liz, I will definitely stop by for a visit! Glad you said hi.

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  13. How cheerful.
    You've got to enjoy it!

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  14. Cute! We don't have any mug rugs, but we definitely need some! This is great! Thanks for linking up with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! I love reading all of them. Have a wonderful day.

Debbie

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