December 09, 2015

Quilted Holiday Mug Rugs

I have been in quilted mug rug heaven since the weekend! 

It all started when I picked up this fun fabric by Camelot Fabrics (quelle surprise!!).  Not your typical holiday fabric print – which I love.  And figured it would come in handy for some holiday projects.

In a panic on Friday night before the sew-in day with the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild, I started grabbing fabric so that I would have a project to work on the following day.  Along with the Ice Princess in Iron from the Winter Wonderland collection by Heather Rosas, I also grabbed some turquoise Kona Cotton, left over from my Dresden Plate quilt and one single square of the Dear Stella Scallop print in Punch.  I then threw in some gray Kona Cotton for some backing options and a little batting.  I had a vague visual of what I wanted to create, but really nothing concrete.

After a couple of hours of chatting with fellow guild members and checking out all their gorgeous projects, I finally got down to some cutting.  And then some piecing.  And before I knew it, I had this:

I finished off the hand binding Sunday night while catching up on some shows.  I had such a fun time, I can’t seem to stop!

I've now got a pile of mug rugs just waiting to be quilted, bound and packaged up!

This is an awesome project to let your imagination run and enjoy some improve piecing.  Often times, I find it is these free form quilting projects that I enjoy the most!  It’s also a perfect project to practice your piecing, quilting and binding techniques!    Not to mention a great scrap buster.  So have at it!  And be sure to share your cute quilted mug rugs with me @shannonfraserdesigns on Instagram and #sfdquiltedmugrugs for us all to see!!




  1. Cute! I think you might have inspired me to make some coaster sets as hostess gifts for the holidays!

    1. Oh I love that idea! And would love to see your finished coasters, Izzy :)