Along with my love for Liberty London fabric, last year I discovered how fun it was to make mug rugs. It was a quick project I could finish in an afternoon and a great scrapbuster as well. With Valentine’s day around the corner, I thought I would show you a few that I finished last year using a fussy cut heart mug rug pattern I developed to showcase some of my favorite prints.
My first attempt at a miniature quilt was using a precious Liberty Hello Kitty scrap. The finished block measures approximately 4.75″ x 4.75″. More details in my post here.
I saw this Darling Little Dickens collection by Lydia Nelson for Moda fabrics and thought it would be perfect for my fussy cut heart mug rug pattern. I love this bunny and rabbit combination! You can see the other mug rugs I made using this pattern here, here, and here.
I love pairing my mug rugs with Shibuya Linen from Cotton and Steel’s Tokyo Train Ride collection by Sarah Watts. The binding is a lovely small scale floral by Darlene Zimmerman.
Thanks for stopping by today and happy mug rug making!
I saw this adorable Pixie Noel line by Tasha Noel a while back knew it would be the perfect fabric for my fussy cut heart mug rug pattern. I love how this turned out! You can see the other mug rugs I made using this pattern here, here, and here.
I’ve been wanting to make a Christmas mug rug but the Cotton and Steel Tinsel 2″ strips I had weren’t big enough to fit my fussy cut heart mug rug pattern. In an aha moment I realized I could just sew the strips together to make it the size I needed. Here I blended in a teal dot fabric and 2 different neutral prints. I used the green ornament print to increase the size of the center piece too. This is such a great way to use up small scraps and add more variety of prints to your mug rug. I love how this turned out! You can see the other mug rugs I made using this pattern here and here.
I made another heart block and with a slightly larger fussy cut square this time. I love how Tula Pink’s octopus pairs so well with Heather Ross seahorses!
If you want to make a mug rug of your own, I created a digital pattern for this quilt block in 2 sizes available in my Etsy shop here. I’m terrible cutting accurately so I’ve provided templates in my pattern to make the sizes as accurate as possible.
I wanted to practice my mini heart block again and this time I used fabrics from Tula Pink’s Chipper line. You can read about my previous mini heart blocks here, here, and here. My binding is still a little crooked but practice makes perfect right?
I love how this fox mug rug turned out! The color combination paired with Art Gallery fabrics turned out better than I thought it would.
UPDATE – August 9, 2016
If you want to make a mug rug of your own, I created a digital pattern for this quilt block in 2 sizes available in my Etsy shop here.