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43 Free Mug Rug Patterns and Placemat Patterns



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

Free Mug Rug Patterns
How to Make Placemats
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 piecing 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?

Kitchen Crafts 

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.


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Free Mug Rug Patterns

Under the Umbrella Mug Rug 

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!

  1. Hexie Mug Rug Tutorial
  2. Under the Umbrella Mug Rug
  3. Scrappy Stack Mug Rug
  4. Scented Hot Pad

  Nautical Mug Rug Applique Template and Tutorial 


  1. Mug Rug and Applique Heart Pattern
  2. Flag Quilted Mug Rug Pattern
  3. Happy Cup Mug Rug Pattern

Mug Rug and Applique Heart Pattern 


  1. Grandma's Secret Recipe Pot Holders
  2. Country Kitchen Quilted Pot Holders
  3. Nautical Mug Rug Applique Template and Tutorial


Art Deco Mug Rug Pattern 


  1. Too Cool for Spool Mug Rugs
  2. Fishy Kisses Mug Rug Pattern
  3. Art Deco Mug Rug Pattern and Sleeve


Any Holiday Mug Rug Pattern  

  1. Snowman Mug Rug Pattern
  2. Any Holiday Mug Rug Pattern
  3. Squirrel's Picnic Mug Rug Pattern


Burlap and Lace DIY Mug Rug 

  1. I Spy DIY Mug Rug
  2. Burlap and Lace DIY Mug Rug
  3. Cozy Little Cottage Mug Rug



How to Make Placemats

Double Sided Placemat Tutorial 


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!    

  1. Australia Day Placemat Tutorial
  2. Charm Pack Placemats
  3. Double Sided Placemat Tutorial


Charm Pack Placemats   Placemat Tote


  1. Placemat Tote
  2. Schoolhouse Chalkboard Placemat
  3. Denim Placemats


Reversible Cloth Place Mats and NapkinsDIY Double-Sided Placemats


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.

  1. Roses Are Red DIY Placemats
  2. Reversible Cloth Place Mats and Napkins
  3. DIY Double-Sided Placemats

Ready, Set, Eat Placemat  

  1. Ready, Set, Eat Placemat
  2. Polaroid Free Placemat Patterns
  3. Happy Dining Placemats
  4. Two in One Hot Pad Placemats


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How to Make Napkins

Red Poppies Flower Tutorial and NapkinsSuper Simple Double-Sided 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.


  1. Red Poppies Flower Tutorial
  2. Super Simple Double-Sided Napkins
  3. Picnic Flatware Rolls
  4. Spring Napkins

Placemats and Napkins for KidsStash Busting Linen Napkis


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


  1. Easy Understated Dinner Napkins
  2. Placemats and Napkins for Kids
  3. Stash Busting Linen Napkins

Hawaiian Dreams DIY Napkins

  1. Hawaiian Dreams DIY Napkins
  2. Fancy Hemmed DIY Napkins
  3. Eclectic Free Napkin Patterns
  4. Leave it to Beaver DIY Kitchen Decor



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Feb 4, 2015

My favorite is the scrappy stack mug rug, looks great, easy and quick tod, clears out alot of little scaps.


Dec 24, 2014

Happy cup mug rug pattern. Thanks for all the ideas and patterns.


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Dec 24, 2014

Happy cup mug rug. Thanks for all the ideas and patterns


Nov 29, 2014

RE Hexie Mug Rug Tutorial,, seems the link is broken as I can't seem to find the tutorial internet site,,any suggestions??


Nov 13, 2014

Love to make mug rugs, uses up lots of little scraps. try not to throw anything away


Nov 12, 2014

I like all of the mug rug patterns. They are simple to make and you can use up a lot of your scraps making them. I am partial to the snowman one though since I like snowmen! Thank you very much for sharing your ideas and patterns!


Nov 12, 2014

I am intimidated by binding, so I have not done one yet, but I really like the heart applique project


Nov 12, 2014

I like them ALL.....I match a pattern to the size and quantity of scraps left from other projects...I always hate to trash the scraps...This is the perfect answer....Thank you...!!


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