They’ll Make Lovely Pot Holders, Too – Simply Make Them Square!
Rich, deep colors are pretty in these easy mug rugs. You probably already have several fabrics to choose from in your stash.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Quilting Digest has featured many patterns from vendors participating in the Craftsy Marketplace, most of which have been deleted by Craftsy. It's going to take awhile for us to hunt down new sources for those patterns. In the meantime there are many links to patterns on our site that no longer work. We apologize if this article contains one or more of those links and appreciate your patience while we straighten things out. Thank you!
PLEASE NOTE: Quilting Digest does not sell or otherwise provide patterns directly. We showcase patterns and projects from various vendors, bloggers and other sources. Please make a note of where you access a pattern (the link in the yellow box toward the end of each Quilting Digest article). That way you can contact Support for that source if you have downloading problems or other issues. Thank you!