I had no idea what a mug rug was two weeks ago. I must be out of the loop. My sister called me to tell me how fun and easy it was to make one. My thoughts? I’d rather make a quilt. Until…. this week the same sister introduced me to herbal teas. Yum! I didn’t know what I was missing. Now, I’m afraid I’ve gone a bit tea crazy. Of course I wanted a mug rug now! (Or, maybe I should call it a tea mat…. or tea quilt?) What else would I use to go along with my collection of cute little tea cups?
It was so fun to make! I designed it, pieced it, quilted it and sewed on the binding in just over two hours.
Stats: Riley Blake fabric – Felicity
Size: 10in x 12in
Large floral - 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
Plaid - 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Medallion – 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Polka Dot – 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
Geometric – Border around large floral – (2) 1 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. strips and (2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. strips. You will also need a 1 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch strip and for binding a 2 1/2 x 50 inch strip.
I used a light weight batting and for the backing, a slightly larger rectangle of the large floral. About a 12 x 14 piece.
It was fun quilting it too! Some of the lines are not as straight as I would have wanted, (the side strip on purpose) but considering I had a three year old in my lap, I think it turned out pretty good.
This won’t be the last mug rug you see here…..