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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.