Guest blogger series: Valentine mug rug

by kath_red on 11/02/2011

in Guest Series 2011, Whip Up Tutorials

Today I want to welcome Jodi from Pleasant home as a guest on whipup today. Jodi is sharing the sweetest valentine themed mug rug tutorial.

I am Jodi and I am thrilled to be guest posting on Whip Up today. I am the author of Pleasant Home. My tag line is All Things Home – and that is what I do. You will find a little of this and a little of that with a strong emphasis on sewing and quilting. When I’m not blogging you will find me out in my garden, taking a walk, baking, cooking, refurbishing just about anything, reading, researching my family history, and all with camera in hand. I have been blogging for almost 5 years. I have been a designer on Moda Bake Shop and Cutting Corners College at Riley Blake. My work has been published in several craft magazines through the years, most recently for Creating Keepsakes special publications. I have posted several tutorials on my blog and love sharing other quilting and sewing blogs that I find in my weekly Needle little Inspiration feature posts.

Mug Rugs have taken the quilting Blogosphere by storm! What is a Mug Rug you ask? A Mug Rug is a bit bigger than a coaster and smaller then a placemat. They’re ingenious if you ask me. Just the right size for a cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa and a little stack of cookies or muffin. They’re a blast to make. They’re like little quilts. You can make one from start to finish within hours. You can make a mini version of your favorite quilt pattern, and practice your quilting techniques too. They are great for using your scraps and can be personalized in so many ways. A quick search on flickr will be sure to get your creative juices flowing. There is even a Mug Rug Swap Group with over 580 members and more then 2500 photos!

Download the pdf tutorial to make this adorable love heart Mug Rug.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 PaisleyJade February 11, 2011 at 6:13 am

That is soooooo cute!!!


2 saffiertje February 11, 2011 at 7:49 am

great tutorial!!!!


3 aniza February 11, 2011 at 9:51 am

that’s really sweet mugrug!


4 Coisas da Laura February 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Loved the mug rug and the tutorial! Thanks!


5 Christine February 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Oh cute! :)


6 Paula February 11, 2011 at 5:08 pm

LOVE IT!!! I am actually yelling and clapping!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!!!


7 Elly D February 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

This is too cute!! Thank you so much Jodi :) Ellyx


8 Cindy February 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Thanks so much for a great little pattern. I think Iwill have to whip up a few for my sisters and friends :)


9 VickiT February 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Oh what an adorable rug mug. Thank you so much Jodi. I’m sitting here wondering how I can make one of these but much more manly looking yet still the heart shape for hubby. I have special fabrics I’v purchased for him which is hiding in my sewing room ~ two different types ~ which would help “manly” this up but what to do instead of a ruffle I wonder? Any ideas? OR do you think the ruffle woulld still be ok when using manly type fabrics?


10 kath_red February 11, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Instead of a ruffle you could do a raw edge binding – or just a regular binding. But a ruffle in manly fabrics would be fine – its valentines day after all!


11 Mary on Lake Pulaski February 12, 2011 at 12:55 am

What a great tutorial from Jodi! Thanks!


12 Becky February 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I <3 Jodi and all her wonderful projects!


13 Shoregirl February 21, 2011 at 11:22 am

This is so very, very pretty! I love the quilted look to it — anything homemade spells “warm and comfy” to me! Linking to this post on my “Walk Around blog Land”


14 Marie March 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm

That is amazing!! Thank you SO much for the tutorial! I have to figure out how to make one of these for a mug rug swap in May (, so I need all the help I can get figuring out different patterns and ideas.


15 Darlene January 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

This is a very cute pattern. I will be making my sister one. Love it!


16 Fran January 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Love the sweet cup and heart coaster project.


17 Tracey Mc January 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

That is so cute. I think I may have to make a few


18 Roberta February 6, 2012 at 2:56 am

Thank you! I love it. It will make a darling gift for my sewing group..


19 Roberta February 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Very Cute! Iloved it.


20 Wendys Hat January 13, 2013 at 11:36 am

Really cute! I’m making something similar but different myself and then came across how cute yours is so I’ve pinned it to my Valentines Day board!


21 Linda Elandt January 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Juat wondering Jodi, did you use bias tape for the ruffle? I didn’t see it mentioned. Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing.


22 Cleary Kipe February 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Thank you for the cute mug rug.


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