Sunday, 21 January 2018

Tea Mug Rug

I saw this scrap of fabric on the give-away table at our guild meeting and immediately envisioned it as a cute mug rug.  I told myself I could have it if I brought it home and made it right away so that it wasn't added to my scraps.

I was able to cut it up so that I could add the selvage to my selvage collection, which I am actively collecting with a project in mind so this does not count as adding to my scraps.  I used the two long flowery strips to go around the main tea design to become the front of the mug rug.  I cut one strip to add to my Bonnie Hunter's Leader Ender Quilt and the rest I pieced together to start making the backing fabric.  The remaining bits were too small to save.

I auditioned some scraps from my stash and decided on the darker print to finish out the backing and pieced a scrap of batting.

I did a quick bit of quilting using painter's tape as a guide with my walking foot.

And here it is bound with the same fabric as I added to enlarge the backing.

Sometimes, rather than working on something big, it's nice to make something small for a quick finish and sense of accomplishment.  Since I also had to use some fabric and batting scraps from my own stash I think it was a good deal.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday


  1. I like the print. Very appropriate for a mug rug. Nice job!

  2. Hooray! for a quick (and usable!) finish.

  3. You had me at "give-away table "! What a wonderful concept.
    Your mug rug turned out really nice.

  4. Great job! The fabric is perfect!