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Quick Weekend Project: FREE Hexagon Mug Rug Pattern

Autumn Hexie Mug Rug: FREE Pattern on Bluprint!

This quick-and-easy hexagon mug rug will sew up in a snap! Don’t be fooled by how simple it is, because the options are unlimited. Try this method to make one, and you’ll find yourself making more for every holiday, season or celebration. Let’s get started!

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Fabric Selections for a Quilted Hexagon Mug Rug

Supplies needed:

  • Two 4″ x 15″ strips of different fabrics
  • 2″ x 30″ binding fabric
  • One 9″ x 10″ scrap of batting
  • 9″ x 10″ fabric for backing
  • Hex N More Ruler (or any 60 degree ruler)
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Regular sewing machine

Step 1: Cutting the triangles

Hexie Mug Rug: Cutting Triangles from 4'' strips

Layer the two 4″ strips on top of each other, right sides up. Use the Hex N More ruler (or any 60 degree ruler) to cut three triangles as shown above. The ruler can be flipped so that the cut edge from the first triangle can be used as the cut edge for the next triangle, leaving no waste. You should end up with six triangles.

Step 2: Sewing the triangles

Triangle arrangement for a fabric hexagon

Arrange the triangles as shown, with the fabrics alternating. 

Hexie Mug rug first two seams

Using a ¼” seam allowance, sew together the first two triangles on the top row. Repeat with the first two triangles on the bottom row. Press the seams toward the darker fabric.

Sewing Triangles Together for a Hexagon Mug Rug

Sew the remaining top triangle to the top unit, and repeat with the bottom row. Press the seams toward the darker fabric.

Hexie Mug Rug Top Assembled

Carefully layer the top and bottom rows together and pin the center intersection. The seams will nest, allowing a perfect intersection of the triangle points. 

Step 3: Finishing the mug rug

Quilt Sandwich for a Hexagon Quilt Top

Layer the finished pieced hexie on top of the batting and trim roughly ¼” away from the edges of the hexie, as shown above. Then layer the hexie and batting on top of the backing with the wrong side of the backing fabric up.

Quilted Hexie Mug Rug

Machine or hand quilt the hexie mug rug. This sample has machine quilting one quarter inch away from the piecing lines. 

Hexie Mug Rug binding

Sew the binding to the back of the mug rug, using a ¼” seam allowance. Press the binding away from the center of the mug rug and fold the binding over to the front of the mug rug. Notice that the corners are created exactly the same way 90 degree corners are: Simply fold the binding back and then down along the next side for easy angled binding finishes.

Finished Hexie Mug Rug

Machine stitch the binding down to the front of the quilt, folding the corners as you go. I used a straight stitch, but this is a wonderful time to try decorative or zigzag stitches. The fancy stitches also help mask any imperfections.

More creative ideas for your hexagon mug rug

  • While this mug rug celebrates autumn, any season or holiday can be celebrated by simply choosing fabrics accordingly. 
  • Want to make it a little more challenging? Try strip piecing or crazy piecing the triangles before cutting them to shape. Use pieced patchwork or tiny paper pieced units for the triangles. This will add interest and fun. 
  • Take it a step further and add decorative stitching in the quilting. For example, try spider web arcs on Halloween fabric, add a monogram to one triangle or use a different quilting pattern in each triangle.
  • Or go BIG! Use wider strips to enlarge this hexie all the way up to placemat size.

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Judith Kapoun

I do not like the new Craftsy format! Less likely to check into each category!


Often change is a challenge, just give the new format a chance, before you know it you will be used to it and feel right at home, like you did with the previous version. Think of it as an adventure, something new to be discovered. Change is good !

Bettina Lampey

I will try to use it and hope to get familiar with it. I prefer the old craftsy!!!!!!

Vintage Quilter

I liked the old format also, more professional. I will get used to it I’m sure but not sure it was a good change. Looks like other less professional sites.


Love the new format!


I loved to see members’ recently uploaded projects as soon as I signed in and scrolled down the screen. That was so inspiring!

Anna lee Dilley

I don’t like this new craftsy either . I can’t find the people I follow .


I can’t either. I sent craftsy an email regarding not being able to find my follows! No response yet.


I don’t like the new system as well–too many steps to see the blog and I probably won’t be checking it as frequently. There were no problems with the old format. Perhaps it is easier for Craftsy but not for the consumer. As we don’t have any say in the matter we will have to get used to it but I won’t be checking it out as frequently. Sorry…


I like the new format. It looks fresh and inviting. I think it is a great improvement over the old format – just will take some getting used to.

janet j smith

I often purchase batik fabric from you, but only batik. There is no longer a way to select fabric type on the new Craftsy. I tried searchinng for “batik” and found what I wanted, but over double what I expected. It seems you now list ALL fabrics, but this includes page after page of sold-out selections. Please (1) reinstate the ability to select a fabric type and (2) stop showing all the old “sold out” fabrics. If what we want is not there, we can assume it is sold out. These two changes MIGHT make this new site more user-friendly and functional, and users will be more likely to give it a try. Right now, I found myself abandong my search for something. It’s just too time-consuming and difficult.


I am finding the new format very user unfriendly. I liked having a photo to decide if I want to look further into the project.

Lori Morton

I agree with the other ladies making comments too… Hard to find things…and lots of Sold Out things…made it thru 5 pages & stopped. :/ Don’t mind changes..but these aren’t very user friendly..


OK, I’m giving this a try. I ordered the downloadable version of the free October Mug Rug. There is no option to “save it to my patterns” which I always liked. I don’t always want to print or download at the present time. Can I still save to “my patterns”? Also I don’t see an icon for “my account”. Thanks, I’m sure the kinks will get worked out. I still love Craftsy!

Machelle H

I also sent an e-mail telling Craftsy that I am very unhappy with the new website format. It does not look nearly as professional, it is very difficult to find things, and is not visually appealing at all!

Millie S

I haven’t looked at the entire site but what I have seen I don’t like. The first page is not appealing to me. More is not better. It is now more difficult to play the video classes. I almost gave up. It wasn’t broke – it didn’t need to be fixed. I haven’t figured out how to see the various subjects within the video so that I can go back to a specific one. Why was changed?

Carol Michaletz

I also do not like the new Craftsy. I’m sure I can figure out where to eventually find things, etc. but the former way from day one I had no trouble learning it, immediately. This format is very cluttered to me, too much “stuff” to sift through from the moment you arrive. I don’t care for it at all, and I am sure it is going to slow down my use. I may end up going with one of the other sites I’ve run across with classes which all seem easier to navigate than this new format they’ve chosen. I do not understand why all these websites seem to think they need to constantly be changing things. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” seems like a good rule to me. That first format was so easy.

Biker Nanny

I totally agree with all the negative comments. I do not like the new either. It’s not easy to navigate! I just tried to get the ‘free scrap book’ but then did not understand how the ‘check out’. I clicked on ‘enroll(?)’, is that how you do it? Who knows? Ugh!!


I miss seeing the new blog posts in the twitter feed. Now I have to come to and scroll all the way down to find the link to the blog just to see what’s been posted recently. And since you don’t show very many on a single page I have to click through to the second page to find all of the ones that were posted today – very annoying! In the past the blog has been very useful for learning new things but this new format is not user friendly. I will find other sources for my daily inspiration.


I do not like the new Craftsy format either. I agree that it is not user friendly at all. I really miss seeing what others had created in my classes right on my craftsy main page. It really inspired me. I also miss the pictures of the project from the blog. They aren’t even in the email anymore…have to click the link first. No more links to articles others are reading and the cluttered up shopping pages with all the sold out fabric, etc. I haven’t found a single change that they did that I like yet. Maybe it will just take time, but I really miss the inspiration!


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