Mug Rugs or Mug Mats

I love these little mini-quilts that can be used as coasters under your beverage of choice. But it seems that they are a phenomenon only known to quilters! I thought they would go over well at the last few craft sales I did, but people were saying "Mug rug? What's that?" 

Owl Mug Rug
 Our quilt guild had their year end potluck last week and a few of us exchanged mug rugs with matching mugs.  I found a cute mug with an owl on it at the local Home Sense store. (I love shopping there!) After sketching out the owl, I used fusible web to applique the pieces in place on the mug rug.

Blanket Stitching
Cute owl!
 Then it was off to my sewing machine where I used the blanket stitch to stitch around all the pieces. The beak and black dots on the eyes are just permanent marker.
Tulip Mug Rug
This is the mug rug I received in the swap - a pretty tulip mug from Great Britain with a tulip mug rug! So cute!



  1. How cute! What a great idea to make a matching set.


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