Sunday, November 14, 2021

It Is All About Blog Hopping With Mug Rugs

It is going to be an amazing week of mug rugs thanks to Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks and her blog hop challenge! I am so lucky to work with two incredibly talented ladies, Carla and Joan, who have what seems like never ending ideas to inspire our creativity in these blog hops. We are all excited to share our ideas for next year (coming soon.)


I wasn't sure about sizes for mug rugs so I looked it up on Google. Here's the answer about mug rug sizes that I found: "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." 

Treats for Santa, 8" x 12"
Free pattern found HERE


The non traditional Christmas colors show off Santa's feminine side.


The next two mug rugs were sewn with the quilt-as-you-go method.

5" x 8" mug rug with no pocket


6" x 9" mug rug with a pocket...are those girls just the sweetest!


Using Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive is a great way to hold the fabric in place 
when getting ready to quilt-as-you-go.


A walking foot makes it easy to sew strips in place.


I love using my Oliso mini iron for small jobs like this!


An 8" x 8" mug rug with room for my tea and cookies works for me!



Using a Crafter's Edge cutting die made it so easy to fussy cut this teapot.


Sewing with Benartex fabric is always a pleasure and this time was no exception. My mug rugs are all made using Benartex's "Be the Light" by Kelly Rae Roberts and Cotton Shot by Amanda Murphy...such beautiful fabrics! 


Look who's blog hopping this week with their mug rugs!


Thank you for stopping by!

48 comments:

Farm Quilter said...

Love your mug rugs!! I have one that I use constantly for my water or tea...occasionally chocolates!! You do such lovely applique...not my thing to do! Those girls are so sweet and I love the pocket to tuck something special away!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What pretty mug rugs. The colors are so soft and sweet.

Maria said...

So many lovely mug rugs…

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Fabulous mug rugs to start this hop off right!

Rebecca Smith said...

Those are all beautiful!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

How cute is that Santa!!! And the other ones you made are so pretty.. thanks for sharing the Santa pattern! xx

Carol said...

Cute mug rugs--every one--and each is different! The little pocket is a neat extra touch. You have such good ideas, Carol!

Lee said...

Great set of mug rugs! I love the pocket idea!

Unknown said...

Cute mug rugs -- you have a great eye for color!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

The Santa one is my favorite! I just might have to make one for Santa's milk and cookies this year. Thank you for the pattern.

Annie said...

Sweet mug rugs, Carol! Santa is going to feel quite special. He might just take that mug rug with him for the Mrs. The ladies fabric is so cute. I haven’t made a mug rug in ages, but lately I’ve been thinking I need one for this and one for that..... Love your inspiration!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Great fun, I love gifting mug rugs because they are so quick to make up and just darn cute!The pocket mug rugs are great! And of course so are the fabric choices!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Your mug rugs and fabrics are so much fun, Carol!! They do make great gifts! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. They are so cute.

Calicojoan said...

Ohhhh, these are so cute. I love the fabrics in all of them, even Santa showing off his feminine side. LOL!! Crafters Edge dies are the absolute best for fussy cutting.

tink's mom said...

Great mug rugs to kick off this fun hop. The ladies you will be sharing drinks with are just perfect for this event.

piecefulwendy said...

Oh how fun to see the variety of mug rugs! You've given me some ideas!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Carol those mug rugs are all wonderful! Thanks for the Santa pdf. Love those girls, so sweet.

Susan said...

Every one of these is so cute and make wonderful self-care or BFF gifts. Love the fat Santa.

Linda said...

Your mug rugs are darling! Such a nice variety, and I love that Be The Light line. In fact I'm being squirreled by it. Did you do the blanket stitch by hand in the Santa one? Your cookie looks yummy!

tubakk said...

So many sweet and pretty mug rugs. Great inspiration for Christmas presents.

grammajudyb said...

Sweet mug rugs! So many options!

Rebecca said...

Love the fussy cut for the tea pot.

Karrin Hurd said...

Adorable mug rugs, I love all of them! Thanks so much for sharing your technique!

Shelley E said...

So many lovely ideas...and thank you for the chubby Santa pattern. Love it!

Needled Mom said...

Those are so sweet and festive. I love the Santa one with the candy canes.

Susan said...

Love the colors in the fabrics for your mug rugs. Nice size too and the pocket is a neat idea. Now for the funny to me part: In the section of the mug rug with the 3 females, it says Joy in the upper right and the female on the left has a bag that says, Embrace the Journey." However, they don't look to joyful to me.

Norma said...

Love your mug rugs but Santa with the pocket is my favorite! Great!

Quilting Gail said...

Very cute mug rugs!!!
And thanks for sharing the link for the Santa one. :-)

ShirleyC said...

Very nice! That Santa is the cutest thing ever!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Gorgeous! Mug rugs are such fun to make and I can see that you had fun making a few. Love them all, but especially love santa.

Lianne makes stuff said...

I love your mug rugs! I love the girls they are too cute and I really love the teapot I think I shall have to get some crafters edge dies for myself

Susan said...

Very nice mug rugs - Santa is especially cute!

beaquilter said...

These are really cute

Sharon said...

Cute ideas Carol! Thank you for sharing.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carol! OH, that Santa is just SO darn cute. He is friendly and a wee bit chubby and just what you would expect him to look like. At least, that's spot on from my childhood memories! And the teapot and cup are so darn pretty. I've been meaning to make something similar for a coworker. You're inspiring me to do so! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

LJ said...

I love the idea of using "Quilt As You Go" for a mug rug. The girls are all sweetness!

Carla said...

You are so great to start us off with all of these gorgeous mug rugs. Love your Santa mug rug, it reminds me of one I made with your pattern a few years back. It's still one of my favorite Christmas decorations. The other mug rugs are so adorable, love the fabrics you chose. Thank you for joining No Ring November!

Danice G said...

All pretty mug rugs. The pocket is a really nice addition.

Kathy E. said...

I think every Santa has a feminine side, right? He is just too cute and pudgy on your mug rug! Having a pocket to tuck a sweet surprise is just a perfect idea, too!

Sue D said...

Cute and pretty mug rugs.

kiwikid said...

Tea pot and cup are beautiful.

Britt-Inger said...

So lovely mug rugs you have sewn. I love the adorable mug rug with the cute ladies. It is always so fun to see what you have made. Thank you lovely Carol

Pamela said...

Love the ROUND Santa!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Goodness, Carol! Those are some super cute mug rugs for The Hop!!

Kathleen said...

What fun mug rugs! I am coming to your house for some of that candy cane cocoa!

sewlost said...

I have really enjoyed this wonderful mug rug hop. Thankyou for all your hard work and generosity to share your and others ideas to get us sewing. Thank you times a million 🌹🌹🌹

Lyndsey said...

Love the fun mug rugs especially the one for Santa.