Scrappy Mug Rugs

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Scrappy Mug Rugs

Mug Rugs from scraps Scrappy mug rugs are always fun to make from leftover quilt fabrics. I used up the scraps from my Fat Quarter bundle of Ambrosia by Jinny Beyers. I used most of it for Psychedelic Ambrosia placemats that I need to finish putting the binding on and show you.

Scrappy Mug Rugs

I don’t have a walking foot that works well on my old 15-91 Singer and you can see when I did the straight line stitching that the fabric pulled a little. I think it gives it a little wiggle design.

Scrappy Mug Rugs

The sizes vary from 5″ by 8″ up to 7″  by 9″ inches. Scrappy Mug RugsI just pieced all the scraps together, some weren’t straight but that didn’t bother me.

Scrappy Mug Rugs

I really used small pieces on this one and of course all of the batting I used was….scrap pieces too!

Scrappy Mug Rugs

I’ll be linking these to SewCalGal’s A Handmade Christmas Challenge in April as these will make perfect Christmas gifts for my grandchildren to give to teachers.

Scrappy Mug Rugs

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  1. elaine lueras says:

    Hi There,

    I am a new quilter and am entirely self taught via YouTube video and via the generosity of experienced artists such as yourself. I subscribed to your newsletter (Sadie is a doll). I was interested in the scrappy mug rugs here with the long strips. I don’t know all of the steps of this process and cannot find the tutorial for it. I found the tutorial for the Christmas Scrappy mug rugs but it is different than these. Is there a tutorial for the Scrappy Mug Rugs for he quilting beginner? Thanks again for your generosity!

  2. I’ve never quilted before, but I have all of these little strips of fabric left over from making masks, and I thought I’d like to make mug rugs with the scraps to remind me of this time in our lives, and to do something useful even with the scraps. When I googled for images, yours was the one I was drawn to. I love that each little quilt is different, and I like that the strips are uneven and playful. I made sure to incorporate randomness and imperfection into my “designs”, and I am very happy with the result. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  3. Those mug rugs are really cute!

  4. Kevin the Quilter says:

    Well, now, these just have happy, happy, happy written all over them! LOL

  5. Catskill Quilter says:

    I absolutely LOVE these! They remind me of stained glass!

  6. I love all the colors you used in these. What a great way to use up your stash! 🙂

  7. Honestly I like the "not straight" piecing and the "wiggle effects" you got. I think those give them far more character and interest.

  8. Createology says:

    These are lovely gifts for your grandchildren's teachers. Unique and handmade and beautiful. Creative Rug Mug Bliss…

  9. They are beautiful. I LOVE THEM !!!!

  10. Kelly @ Sew With Kelly says:

    Lovely for mug rugs, but I could see them hanging as a wonderful, artful grouping!

  11. Michele T says:

    These are so rich in colour – great idea!!!

  12. madebymeinred says:

    These are dynamite! Wonderful colors. You must be at your machine 24 hours for all you produce. (Sorry about the double hit today. If there's a way I can remove it let me know.)

  13. Great idea! I've been looking for some sort of mug rug to put under our water pitchers at church. This the best idea that I've seen.

  14. Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures says:

    Great idea for Christmas gifts! Nice job using up those scraps!!!!

  15. Cheri, the Quilting Nanny says:

    Good idea for teacher – or anyone the kids deal with outside of family- gift, I made a bunch of them and sent them to my mom last christmas…she has dementia and in an assisted living so she didn't know they were from her daughter but I was told she takes a different one with her every day to a coffee clatch thing they have! I am happy about that!

  16. Sally Hurley says:

    Love these! The colors are so vibrant.

  17. They're so beautifully colorful! Great Christmas gift idea.