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Weekend Warriors: 7 Summer Mug Rugs

Weekend Warriors

This summer, why not spend your weekends stitching up something quick, easy and fun? Quilted mug rugs are fast to sew, and they make great gifts! These portable snack mats are the perfect size for a mug and a morning muffin. With patchwork and appliqué, these sweet mini quilts each have elements of hand stitching, so you can take your project to the park, the pool or on a summer road trip!

Check out these adorable mug rug patterns that are perfect for summer stitching!

Summer Watermelon Mug Rug

Photo via Craftsy member The Patchsmith

Red and ripe

Can’t you just taste this juicy watermelon? If your favorite fruit only comes around in the summertime, treat yourself to a quilted mug rug that looks sweet all year long. A patchwork watermelon is finished with a blanket stitch. Hand stitching enthusiasts could piece this tiny quilt completely by hand, though machine quilting is sure to make it even quicker to finish!

Get the Summer Watermelon Mug Rug pattern here.

Ahoy boat summer mug rug

Photo via Craftsy member 3patchcrafts

Ahoy, matey!

Do you like to spend your summers at sea? This nautical mug rug in patriotic colors reminds us of the 4th of July. Simple, hand-stitched details and machine quilting are combined to make this summer mug rug project a fun project for all. Add some birds and the water line to complete the scene!

Get the Ahoy Boat Summer Mug Rug pattern here.

You're Scrumptious Doughnut Mug Rug

Photo via Craftsy member Hope’s Quilt Designs

You’re Scrumptious

Stitch a smiling doughnut to tell a loved one just how great they are… or save the sweet sentiment for yourself! This cute little mug rug pattern comes with five different facial expressions. Choose your favorite “flavor” of fabric for the icing to personalize your mug rug, which makes a great hand quilting project for your next summer road trip.

Get the You’re Scrumptious Doughnut Mug Rug pattern here.

Flippity Flop Mug Rugs for Everyone

Photo via Craftsy member 2strings

Flippity Flop

Fusible appliqué is quick, easy and fun! This flip-flop appliqué looks darling on a patriotic mug rug, and you can always personalize with your favorite summertime fabric prints. Make a mug rug for everyone in your family, or treat your co-workers to a desktop treat holder. Spice up yours with rickrack or another trim!

Get the Flippity Flop Mug Rug pattern here.

LATTE LOVE Mug Rug Pattern

Photo via Craftsy member Crafting with Lisa Marie

Love you a latte

What’s your favorite summertime coffee drink? Whether you prefer an iced mocha or a frozen cappuccino, you can always have your favorite drink nearby with this cute quilted mug rug. Use your machine to quilt within the background and use a blanket stitch to finish the appliqué. A buttoned heart makes a cute label for your cup.

Get the Latte Love Mug Rug pattern here.

Camping Fun Mug Rug

Photo via Craftsy member Sher’s Creative Space

Happy camper

If summertime camping is a favorite pastime, you might want to whip up this retro camper mini quilt. Use fabric scraps to appliqué a campfire scene, and stitch by hand or machine. Can’t you almost smell the toasted marshmallows?

Get the Camping Fun Mug Rug pattern here.

Ice Cream Cone Mug Rug

Photo via Craftsy member 3patchcrafts

I scream, you scream

Practice your hand stitching with yo-yos, and then turn them into colorful ice cream scoops for a summertime mug rug. Have fun choosing your fabric prints for a personalized snack mat that screams fun!

Get the Ice Cream Cone Mug Rug pattern here.

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4 Comments

Sandi

Love these patterns…Looks like fun to make.

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Pamela Bevan

Thank you looking forward to seeing you’re fab makes

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Lynn

Cute and creative. Thanks

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Roberta

I love so many of the mug rug patterns and wish that they were placemat size. I have given mug rugs for gifts and I don’t think that most of them have been used.

Roberta

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