Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Muggamo

Surprise! November is here!

That means your free mug rug pattern is here as well! October went fast, I assume November will as well, so we need to get this mug rug made quickly so it is ready to be used in the rare quiet moments we get.

Get your free mug rug pattern HERE.

Supplies needed


1 - 1 1/2" x 10" strip
4 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles


1 - 2" x 8" strip
4 - 2 1/4" squares
*mark once on the diagonal*


1 - 3 3/4" square
1 - 1 1/2" x 10"
1 - 2" x 8" strip
4 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles

Backing and Batting

7" x 10"


1 - 2 1/2" x 36" strip


We'll make the Flying Geese first. This is the no-waste method, and because of the size I've made them large enough that we can trim them down to size. This will help in the accuracy.

Place two of the marked medium 2 1/4" squares, right sides with the dark 3 3/4" square, as shown.

Stitch 1/4" from the line, then repeat on the other side of the line.

Cut on the line, press towards triangles.

Match another square to your "heart" unit.

Sew 1/4" on both sides of the line.

Cut on the line, press towards triangles.

This method will give you four Flying Geese units.

As you can see there is plenty of room to trim. I use the Wing Clipper 1® from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design. You can find it in my Etsy Shop.

Four, perfect Flying Geese units. Just take a moment to soak them in, you've earned it.

Match a Flying Geese unit to a dark 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" unit as shown.

Stitch and press towards the rectangle. Make four.

Sew your light and dark 10" strips together. Trim off one edge to get a good straight edge, then sub-cut the strip into six 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" units.

Using two of those units make the center piece.

Press either direction.

Match a light 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle with each of the four remaining units.

Press towards the pieced unit.

Lay out your block.

Stitch into rows.

Stitch the rows into a block.

Taking your 8" strips, sew lengthwise. Once again trim off one edge, then sub -cut this strip into three 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" units.

Lay them out as shown.

Stitch, pressing towards center units.

Lay out side piece next to star block.


Layer, baste, quilt and bind.


PS Mug rugs aren't just for coffee mugs. Sometime a glass of wine and yummy chocolate cheese is just what the doctor ordered.
Happy Stitching!

I am planning next years mug rug patterns. Is this something you have enjoyed, or would you like to see something other than mug rugs? If so, what? I want to here your thoughts! Leave them in the comments or email them to me.

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