What is a mug rug?
A coaster seats a cup and nothing more whereas a mug rug usually accommodates a mug and a cake or cookies. A mug rug is a mini quilt varying in size from 4” x 7” to as large as 12” x 8”. As such a quilter can fit more detail onto a mug rug and have more fun creating them.
What Batting do you use for mug rugs?
Cotton batting is also excellent for Mug Rugs, and provides more heat protection for table surfaces, but may shrink slightly upon washing.
Are mug rugs popular?
Although mug rugs are most often quilted, other fabric ideas have been used. Knitters and crocheters make mug rugs from yarn, too! Because they are perfect for afternoon tea, they have been popular in the U.K. for quite some time. However, since everyone loves a good break, they’ve become a must-make worldwide.
What is a good size for a mug rug?
Mug rugs are typically any size between a 4 x 7 and a 12 x 8. They are known for being able to place your mug on with a tasty treat such as a croissant, bagel or cookie.
How do you make a mug rug without binding?
Here is a quick tutorial on how to make mug rugs without binding:
- Look in your stash for orphan blocks. The four-patch above was made with 2-1/2″ squares a while ago.
- Add narrow borders to complement the design.
- Make the ‘quilt sandwich’.
- Stitch the layers together.
- Turn the mug rugs inside out.
- Quilt the mug rug.