18 May 2013

Mug Rugs

Over the past few weeks I have enjoyed doing some handwork and made some mug rugs.  They are not widely known about here in South Africa but such a fun idea.  

They are hand appliqued with a buttonhole stitch onto the background fabric and the background fabric in the two bottom ones are machine pieced.

They are fun and relaxing to make and I will definitely be making more.  The patterns are on the Craftsy website and can be found by clicking here.

Thank you for visiting my blog again.  Have a beautiful quilty weekend.



  1. So cute, the owls are my favorite!

  2. I love doing these. I have done a number of them and did some with a xmas theme this year to give away at that time. I would like to do some more in the future. They can become addictive!!!

  3. Just want to say that I love your wonderful country. I lived 11 yr, in Malawi and had occasion to visit in SA

  4. yes mug rugs are addictive and so handy to have. I am having trouble wrapping my head around buttonhole stitching. I am trying to applique on a quilt and may have to resort to needleturn. some pieces are very tiny