Our Favorite FREE Quilted Mug Rug Patterns

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Quilting | Comments


It’s a scientific fact that breakfast tastes better when served on a quilted mug rug. Well, perhaps that’s a stretch! But, we tend to agree that mini quilts make the perfect place mats for a mug of coffee and morning pastry.

If you’d like to whip up a gift for a friend or just a little something for yourself, these FREE quilted mug rug patterns from the Craftsy community are a great place to find quilting inspiration.

Airmail Binding Mug Rug - Pattern on Craftsy Photo via Craftsy member NYROTM_rachel

Airmail Binding

More than a quilted mug rug pattern, these instructions will help you finish a quilting project of any size with festive striped airmail binding, which adds a touch of postal elegance to any quilt edge, and as you can see from this mug rug, it works perfectly with a simple appliqué envelope mini quilt. Gift your finished project to a friend who loves to travel or keep it for yourself as a reminder of your own voyages. Get the FREE Airmail Binding pattern.

Mug Rug with Dresden Design Photo via Craftsy member HTaBQuilts

Dresden Mug Rug

In case you’ve been hesitant to design an entire quilt from traditional Dresden Plates, we’ve found the perfect mini quilt for you to practice those points. The free Dresden Mug Rug template can be used along with this tutorial to create a dainty 8″ by 10″ mug rug, a cozy home for your morning muffin and hot tea. If you have a 2.5″ mini charm pack, those squares work perfectly for the colored blooms. Get the FREE Dresden Mug Rug pattern.

Craftsy Pattern - Retro Car Mug RugPhoto via Craftsy member Trillium Design

Surf’s Up Woody! Retro Car Mug Rug

As a quilter, making mug rugs offers you the chance to have achieve instant gratification from a job well done, as well as try out new quilting and binding techniques. Practice your paper piecing and free-motion quilting with the Surf’s Up Woody! Retro Car Mug Rug pattern. This adorable car reminds us of summer family vacations, and the cute button tires and wood-paneled car door show you just how easy it is to personalize for any recipient. The rainbow chevron fabric makes a binding that really pops — you might love it so much that you decide to repeat the design on your next quilt. Get the FREE Surf’s Up Woody! Retro Car Mug Rug pattern.

Heart Mug Rug - Pattern on www.craftsy.comPhoto via Craftsy member 2strings

Heart Glow Mug Rug

Looking to use up fabric scraps that are too small for most patterns but too nice to throw away? Send the gift of love when you make this Heart Glow Mug Rug. Make it in Valentine colors or use multicolored fabric scraps to keep it in use year-round. The addition of rickrack inside the binding is a great idea to personalize any quilted mug rug pattern. Get the FREE Heart Glow Mug Rug pattern.

-Craftsy: American Flag Mug RugPhoto via Craftsy member Trillium Design

4th of July Mug Rug

Who says that national pride should be reserved for Independence Day? Measuring in at 5″ by 7″, this 4th of July Mug Rug foundation piecing pattern could easily be enlarged to create a square quilt block of any size. Perhaps you could turn it into a wall quilt or pillow pattern, or make this mug rug for a loved one who has served in the military. Get the FREE 4th of July Mug Rug pattern.

Be sure to check out more mug rug patterns in the Craftsy Pattern Shop!

Have you been bitten by the mug rug bug? Tell us about your favorite quilted mug rug pattern in the comments.

Comments

  1. BeeGee says:

    Mug rugs are one of my favorite things. This fun project allows me to practice my skills; FMQ and making my binding as close to perfect as I possibly can. Craftsy is my number one place to come for mug rug patterns and I’ve collected so many. So like my stash which will exceed my lifetime I will continue to collect patterns. The Patchsmith is one of my favorites, she is so talented. If you haven’t looked a her work do yourself a favor and enjoy a true artist.