If you love sewing and want to make something quick and easy, why not try making some coasters or mug rugs? These are small fabric mats that you can use to protect your table from hot or cold drinks, or just to add some color and charm to your home. Coasters and mug rugs are also great gifts for your friends and family, especially if you personalize them with their favorite fabrics or motifs. You can make them for different holidays or seasons, using festive fabrics and embellishments.
To make coasters or mug rugs, you will need some basic sewing supplies, such as a sewing machine, thread, scissors, pins, and an iron. You will also need some fabric scraps, batting, and backing fabric. You can use any kind of fabric you like, but cotton is a good choice because it is easy to work with and washable. You can also mix and match different prints and colors to create a fun and unique look. You can also use different techniques, such as quilting, applique, embroidery, or patchwork. The possibilities are endless!
We have a variety of designs suitable for different occasions and styles. You can find patterns for Christmas coasters, Halloween coasters, Easter coasters, floral coasters, hexagon coasters, and more. They are all easy to follow, beginner friendly, and come with full sized templates, step-by-step instructions and photos. Click on the photos below to find out more details of each of the Coaster/Mug Rug Patterns.
I also have a range of Hexie Placemats with foundation paper pieced centres. These are sized to use as a trivet, small placemat or mug rug.
Here are a few free sewing tutorials to make coasters and mug rugs from your favourite scraps.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and got inspired to make some coasters or mug rugs for yourself or your loved ones. They are fun and easy projects that you can finish in around an hour and are a great way to use your favourite scrap fabrics. Happy sewing!