The pattern is a simple one to make. Make a star block and add strips on each side to create the mug rug shape. Layer, quilt and bind and you’re done.
Go on and add the same sized strips along the long sides, too, and you’ll have square pot holders. Add Insul-Bright batting (find it here) for heat proofing. They’re easy, pretty and a great gift.
Designer Kathleen Tracy, from A Sentimental Quilter, took a break from making star blocks for a larger project to whip these up. Keep that in mind the next time you’re making star blocks. These little mug rugs are great to have on hand for gifts.