Design Wall Monday ~ Mug Rug

Craftsy offered a free mug rug pattern a while back on their blog. I printed it out and set it aside, knowing it would be a perfect small project to do when I didn’t have a lot of time to sew. The day came! So I got out my box of solid scraps.

This is what the paper piecing pattern looks like.

The mug rug on the blog was done in a rainbow and I planned to do the same. I wasn’t sure I had enough scraps in the right shades to do this, you need 15. I was surprised to find that I had to edit out about 5 or 6 pieces to get down to 15!

It was a quick sew, all done by machine except for the last bit of binding.

Sadly, I got the last two pieces added out of order. Ugh! They are staying now!

I think it looks great sitting in this bush in my yard!

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Design Wall Monday ~ Mug Rug

  1. Emily Bailey says:

    Beautiful mug rug!

  2. This is really lovely and I also didn’t notice any colour switch 🙂 I love rainbow colours and paper piecing so will add this to my future projects list – thanks for sharing the link!

  3. Kate says:

    Love the rainbow! The yellow makes a great back drop.

  4. The reversed order doesn’t hurt the looks of it one little bit. Question. Is a mug rug a new name for coasters the only difference being they are made by quilters? I was wondering about that.

  5. piecefulwendy says:

    The switch isn’t noticeable. What a cute, vibrant mug rug!

  6. lois92346 says:

    Oh, that’s adorable, Katy. Only YOU would notice the switched pieces, Silly Girl. 🙂

  7. I love that rainbow mug rug! No one (except you) will ever know that you got those last two pieces switched.

  8. Nann Hilyard says:

    Your rainbow mug rug reminds me of a workshop I took with Caryl Bryer Fallert (now Fallert-Gentry) — gee, must’ve been in 2001. The supply list was to bring 1-1/2″ to 2-1/2″ strips of solids, all colors. She taught us how to arrange the colors in spectrum order and cut and piece back together. That’s not a good explanation, but I made my class sample into a potholder and used it for years!

  9. Thanks for the link to this pattern. This would be a fun project to make several of to have for little gifts. The possibilities with fabric choices is endless! I love the rainbow version you made, and no one would even notice the flipped colors if you didn’t point it out. LOL

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