40+ Free Mug Rug Patterns

Looking for an easy scrapbusting project? Then these awesome mug rug patterns are exactly what you need!

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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 40+ 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 selections.

Even if you just enjoy just piecing together leftover fabric scraps, the 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 they're just as rewarding! Not to mention, once you get in 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. They're just right for spring, summer, or any time of year.

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.

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PLUS! Become an expert in no time by learning How to Prep a Quilted Mug Rug with this video tutorial from our friend Mary Beth Temple. Once you're finished with this part, learn how to seam bind your mug rug here. Just click play on the video below to watch.

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 that 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 great gifts, 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!

Placemat Patterns

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 the hosting by learning how to make placemats that are party-ready. Put your creativity to the test by mixing and matching patterns and colors to create placemats that are great for your family table or for a specific event. Either way, these free placemat patterns are here to inspire you!

Learn how to make placemats you can use for the family dinner table every day or that you can take out for special events. Sewing placemats doesn't have to be time consuming or boring. Instead, check out our additional free placemat patterns, and you'll see that learning how to sew placemats is simple and fun.

BONUS! Napkin Sewing Patterns

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 it's 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.

Making the 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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