Typically they’re used to protect your table or desk when taking a break and enjoying a beverage and a treat.
You can hang several together on a wall for a winsome display (one can never have too many mug rugs!). It’s also fun to enlarge the pattern and make a small wall quilt or table topper.
You can even stitch several together into one quilt, whether that’s repeats of the same design, or several different designs grouped together.
Or, use one as the focal point, adding simple piecing and borders to enlarge the finished small quilt.
This wonderful pattern booklet from The Patchsmith comes with 10 mug rug designs, with variations for some. They are all so appealing that it may be difficult to choose just one. Maybe the solution is to make several and have them on hand for last-minute made-by-you gifts.
The patterns span the year, with sweet designs for many occasions. Fusible applique makes them all super easy to complete.