Sunday, 12 December 2010

Easy Peasy Mug Rug Tutorial

This mug rug is even quicker & easier than the first one I did the tutorial on.

b & w finished

Cut a 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” piece of medium weight iron-on pellon. Cut strips of your chosen fabrics 6 1/2” x anything from 1 1/2” to 2 1/2” wide.

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Lay the pellon glue side DOWN.

Lay your first strip on the pellon.

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Lay your 2nd strip of fabric on the 1st, right sides together. Stitch.

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Flip the 2nd strip over & continue adding strips in the same way until the pellon is covered.

Trim the rug back to 6” x 9”.

Cut an 11” x 8” piece of fabric for your backing.

Centre the rug on the backing & pin in place.

Turn the rug over & iron to glue the pellon to the backing, remove the pins.

b & w backing

Turn back over & bind as shown on the original tutorial.
(I’ve reposted it below).

b & w mug



Cut a 5/8” square our of each corner to cut back on the bulk.


Turn the binding in half, then half again over the front of the rug. Pin in place.binding3

Turn the corner over 45 degrees.

The pin is so I could take the photo as I didn’t have a third hand. :-)


Fold the hem in half.

Finally fold it over again & pin. You might have to fiddle a little to get a neat corner but it doesn’t take long.

Hand or machine stitch the binding in place & enjoy your mug rug. :-)finished

finished mug

r & w pastel

Two more I need to choose backing/binding for.


You’d never think I had a sewing room, lol. I’ve taken over the dining room table to make a few things for the verandah area we’re working on. I’m just cutting squares for a tablecloth for the cane coffee table.


Julie said...

Love the new mug mats, I'm also looking forward to seeing the table cloth when complete. Lovely work as usual!

Jan Quigley said...

Thanks Julie, it keeps me off the streets, lol.

Sue Niven said...

Love this tutorial! I think i will make them this weekend, My first venture into Quilting! Thanks Merry Christmas

Chocolate Cat said...

Thanks to a friend sending me the link to your 'mug rug' tutorial I am now an addict! Made my first one yesterday and it won't be my last.(it is posted on my blog). Thank you so much for sharing, your tute was so easy to follow and I love the end result.

WPBMOMMY1 said...

it is 11:42 p.m. and I just finished my mug rug using your tutorial! It is my first one ever and I am completely in love with it! thank you so much!

Nanna Ray said...

A little slow I know but just found this on Pinterest. Love making mug rugs so am going to try this technique to make a couple more for Xmas gifts. Thanks for the tutorial Jan. Oh -- and you must hold the record for the number of Blogs listed on your site - lol - Happy stitching from to another