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23 Marvelous Mug Rug Patterns

Looking for a quick quilting project? Then you'll love these free mug rug patterns!

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
Updated March 02, 2018
Marvelous Mug Rug Patterns

If you've never heard of a mug rug quilting project before, you're in for a treat! A mug rug is a tiny quilt just big enough for a mug of something warm and soul-satisfying and a sweet treat.

They make adorable decorations for desks and side tables, and they take only an hour or two to make.

Whether you're searching for a seasonal mug rug pattern, a quick holiday quilting project, or an applique mug rug, or a little scrapbuster quilting pattern, we have you covered!

Try sewing the Sunrise Semi Dresden Mug Rug for a project that will show off your applique skills. If you would like a summer quilting project, maybe try making the adorable Orange You Glad Mug Rug!

Browse our collection of 23 Marvelous Mug Rug Patterns to get tutorials and inspiration to make your own mug rugs!
 

Patchwork Quilted Mug Rug Patterns

Scrappy Paper Pieced Mug Rugs

Reach into your scrap bin and pull out a handful of leftover fabrics for these colorful mug rug patterns. Patchwork mug rugs are a wonderful way to practice new piecing techniques or try out color combinations.

They add instant style to a desk or side table! Just look at this  Scrappy Paper Pieced Mug Rug! There are more like it (and different from it) below as well.

  • Rail Fence Quilt Mug Rugs

    You can also experiment with turning each rail fence block in a different direction to create larger geometric patterns.

  • Amish Bar Mug Rug Pattern

    This Amish Bar Mug Rug gives you the bold patchwork of Amish quilts without all the work.

  • Lovable Mug Rug

    The Lovable Mug Rug functions as a quilted placemat, a quilted coaster, and even a quilted table topper for your desk!

  • Little Crazy Mug Rug Pattern

    This adorable tea-inspired mug rug uses patches that have a vintage touch and will convince anyone to sit down for a cuppa.

  • Butterfly Applique Mug Rug

    Practice your quilting, piecework, and applique skills on the Butterfly Applique Mug Rug.

  • Hexie Mug Rug Pattern

    The Hexie Mug Rug Pattern features a honeycomb of paper pieced hexagons in your favorite fabrics.

  • Chinese Coin Mug Rug

    Use your colorful fabric scraps for a mug rug that will make your first coffee of the morning even more wonderful.

Applique Mug Rug Designs

Sunrise Semi Dresden Mug Rug

Use fusible web to make an applique mug rug pattern, and you'll have an applique quilt project finished in no time. The applique mug rug patterns you will find in this section are all so beautiful, like this Sunrise Semi Dresden Mug Rug.

These mug rugs have fun shapes and designs that will put a smile on your face every time you see them.

  • Vintage Flower Mug Rug

    Made in muted colors, this mug rug pattern has the feeling of primitive quilt patterns, but you can also make it in bolder colors for more impact.

  • Time for Tea Applique Mug Rug

    This tutorial includes applique patterns to download for the "tea" lettering and the teacup on the back of the mug rug.

  • Walking on Sunshine

    All you really need to do is print out the templates and choose your favorite fabrics. This mug rug pattern will help you keep your kitchen full of springtime. 

  • Cupcake Mug Rug Pattern

    Learning how to applique adorable designs onto your smaller quilting projects like mug rugs can transform your quilting pieces into unique, cute gifts.

Seasonal Free Quilted Mug Rug Patterns

Orange You Glad Mug Rug

Make a mug rug for every time of year with these mug rug patterns. You can change your mug rug for winter, spring, or summer with these seasonal quilting tutorials.

Once you learn how to make rug mugs, you will see how often they come in handy. For your own kitchen or to make as gifts. Who would love a pattern like this Orange You Glad Mug Rug?

  • Spring Morning Mug Rug

    Like other quilted mug rug patterns, this is a playful design that will make you feel young at heart. 

  • Snowman Mug Rug

    How cute is this snowman mug rug pattern? Perfect for sitting down with some hot cocoa in the winter.

  • April Showers Mug Rug

    This particular mug rug features a pieced umbrella, embroidered rain drops, and floral fabric.

  • Cute Frog Mug Rug

    Using the template and your own personal touches, you'll have an applique project that's both practical and decorative.

Holiday and Christmas Mug Rug Patterns

Halloween Triangle Mug Rug

Stitch a mug rug pattern for your favorite holiday. With spooky Halloween quilting patterns like this Halloween Triangle Mug Rug, you're sure to be in the holiday spirit.

There are also mug rugs for a patriotic Fourth of July, quilting projects for Christmas. You can decorate your desk for any of the holidays you enjoy celebrating.

  • Candy Corn Mug Rug

    Make a candy corn mug rug with simple Halloween applique patterns in the shape of candy corn. 

  • Patriotic Dresden Mug Rug

    Mug rugs are a great way to protect your table from hot surfaces, and larger mug rugs can also be used as table toppers. 

  • Ghostly Pumpkin Mug Rug Pattern

    Applique a ghost, a leafless tree, and an eerie owl to the front of this pumpkin for a festive table decoration. 

  • Charming Christmas Tree Mug Rug

    Christmas mug rugs are just about the prettiest way to decorate and enjoy the winter holiday season. This one involves a festive tree.

What's your favorite type of small quilting project? Bags, mug rugs, coasters?
Let us know below in the comments!

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I think these would make adorable little wall hangings to match a quilt you have made in the same fabric. I am thinking I Have some leftover fabric from my daughters bed set I made for her. If so, I am making some of these for her wall. These are great for a lot of different uses!

Thank you for explaining the reason for mug rugs! I've seen patterns and pictures and wondered what's the difference between this and a coaster or this and a placemat..they are in between! I'll probably give this a try soon!

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