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25 Free Mug Rug Patterns and Placemat Patterns

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25 Free Mug Rug Patterns: How to Make Placemats and How to Make Napkins



It's neither a coaster nor a placemat. Instead, it's a mug rug; a perfectly sized piece of fabric that stands between your coffee cup and your table. If you love quilting or working with fabric scraps, it's time to familiarize yourself with the mug rug. We've put together this collection of free mug rug patterns for you to try. If you're looking for a free quilted mug rug pattern, you're sure to love our selection. Even if you just enjoy just pieceing together leftover fabric scraps, the free mug rug patterns in this collection can inspire you to start creating. Quilted mug rug patterns are fun because they won't take you all day to complete but are just as rewarding! Not to mention, once you set a groove, you can make several in one sitting! Handmade gifts, anyone?

If you're more interested in making the traditional placemat, you'll find placemat patterns in this collection as well. For all those summer gatherings coming up, make festive placemats and napkins to complete your tablescape. All of these free placemat patterns will teach you how to make placemats. They're just right for spring, summer or any time of year. Learn how to make placemats you can use for the family dinner table every day, or you can take out for special events. Sewing placemats doesn't have to be too time consuming or boring. Instead, check out these free placemat patterns and you'll see that learning how to sew placemats is simple and fun.

Finally, use our free napkin patterns to learn how to make napkins that match the rest of your kitchen decor. Anyone can learn how to make napkins with the help of these easy to follow tutorials. Learning how to make napkins isn't the hard part - trying to decide how to embellish and creatively alter your projects is more difficult! Check out the free napkin patterns included in this collection to complete dining accessory sewing.


Free Mug Rug Patterns


If you've been searching for free mug rug patterns, I'm happy to announce your search is over! We've collected a bunch of free mug rug patterns to show you below. Each has step by step instructions and large color photos so learning how to make a mug rug is effortless! Just gather up your favorite fabric scraps and get ready to create! A simple mug rug pattern offers you the solution of avoiding water or liquid stains on your table surfaces. Similar to a placemat, the mug rug is simply a place for your coffee cup and muffin or afternoon snack to sit. Plus it's pretty to look at! As mentioned before, mug rugs make a great gift too. Choose bright, fun fabric and personalize your mug rug pattern to give to someone special. They'll use it every day and think of you!

Hexie Mug Rug Tutorial    Tea Time Mug Rug Tutorial   Under the Umbrella Mug Rug


Hexie Mug Rug Tutorial: Have you joined the mug rug craze yet? Either way, try this Hexie Mug Rug Tutorial. Free quilted mug rug patterns like this make fantastic gifts and easy home accents!

Tea Time Mug Rug Tutorial: Mug rugs are the latest craze in fashionable kitchenware. Start your collection of mug rug patterns and quilted patterns today with this dainty Tea Time Mug Rug Tutorial. Never worry about unsightly coffee stains again!

Under the Umbrella Mug Rug: Besides just being adorable, the Under the Umbrella Mug Rug is actually useful. Use it whenever you're enjoying a simple snack or coffee. Learn how to make a mug rug with this free sewing pattern.

Simple Linen Mug Rug: Having trouble with that hot beverage in the groggy morning hours? Learn how to make a mug rug! Turn any surface into your coaster with this Simple Linen Mug Rug Tutorial.

Scrappy Stack Mug Rug: Larger than a coaster and smaller than a place mat, the mug rug comes in handy when you're enjoying a snack like a cookie with tea. Let the Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial show you how to create these trendy mug rugs.

NEW! Here are some brand new free mug rug patterns we want to share with you. Enjoy more free mug rug patterns that hopefully inspire you to create!

Mug Rug and Applique Heart Pattern    Flag Quilted Mug Rug Pattern  Scented Hot Pad

Mug Rug and Applique Heart Pattern

Flag Quilted Mug Rug Pattern

Scented Hot Pad

Grandma's Secret Recipe Pot Holders

Country Kitchen Quilted Pot Holders


How to Make Placemats

For the more traditional at heart, check out the free placemat patterns we've also included in this collection. With holidays always around the corner, there are going to be parties, parties and more parties. Prepare yourself for all of the hosting by learning how to make placemats that are party ready. Even if you've never sewn before, you can learn how to sew placemats easily. Put your creativity to the test by mixing and matching patterns and colors and creating placemats that are great for your family table. Or, use these placemat patterns to make placemats for a specific event. Either way, these free placemat patterns are here to inspire you!

Charm Pack Placemats   Double Sided Placemat Tutorial    Placemat Tote

Charm Pack Placemats: Sewing placemats is simple, especially when you use a charm pack to make them! Use free sewing patterns for placemats to create these diverse placemats, perfect for mixing and matching your favorite fabrics. These cool placemats are sure to brighten up your table scape.

Double Sided Placemat Tutorial: Follow the Double Sided Placemat Tutorial to create a craft placemat that will show off your favorite fabrics. Once you learn how to make quilted placemats, you'll see that quilts don't just belong on the bed or couch. Bring your favorite quilt right to the dinner table!

Placemat Tote: When your little girl starts growing up she'll want her own purse to carry her stuff in. Create the Placemat Tote she can use on beach trips this Summer. Once you know how to sew a purse, you can make them for yourself too!

Striped Placemat: Try this sewing tutorial for a striped placemat. Make your placemats in Christmas colors for a festive holiday decoration, or personalize them for another holiday or celebration. They're also great for birthday parties!

NEW! Find additional ways to make placemats from these too-cute tutorials. You'll never be at a loss for conversation with these table top designs.

Reversible Cloth Place Mats and NapkinsDIY Double-Sided PlacematsReady, Set, Eat Placemat

Schoolhouse Chalkboard Placemat

Reversible Cloth Place Mats and Napkins

DIY Double-Sided Placemats

Ready, Set, Eat Placemat


How to Make Napkins

Learn how to make napkins that are quick and easy. Once you see how simple it is to learn how to make napkins, you'll be using reusable, fabric napkins for every meal! That will definitely bring something to the table and its eco-friendly. With just a few stitches you can make handmade napkins. For beginner sewists, learning how to make napkins is a great place to start.

Red Poppies Flower Tutorial and Napkins   Satisfied Sentiment Casual Dinner Napkins  Picnic Flatware Rolls

Red Poppies Flower Tutorial: This gorgeous Red Poppies Flower Tutorial and Napkins is the perfect tutorial for summer dinner parties. These handmade fabric flowers and DIY fabric napkins make excellent features for any summer festivities!

Satisfied Sentiment Casual Dinner Napkins: Learn how to make linen napkins for any occasion with this Satisfied Sentiment Casual Dinner Napkins tutorial. Include these at your next casual dinner or cocktail party.

Picnic Flatware Rolls: These summer crafts are perfect for a picnic! Make these picnic flatware rolls to make your picnics easier and more fun. These cute sewing projects show you how.

Spring Napkins: Add some fresh color to the table with this beautiful sewing pattern for Spring Napkins. Buying new linens can cost a lot of money, so making your own is a great way to have a stylish dinner and still save!

NEW! Learn how to sew napkins that will add tons of design appeal to your table with these free patterns!

Super Simple Double-Sided NapkinsEasy Understated Dinner NapkinsPlacemats and Napkins for Kids

Super Simple Double-Sided Napkins

Easy Understated Dinner Napkins

Placemats and Napkins for Kids


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