May 15, 2016

Patriotic Dresden Mug Rugs

I love mug rugs! I use them everyday, and I love making them, so I just had to create a set of patriotic mug rugs since Memorial Day and Independence Day are just around the corner. For this mug rug, I used fabric scraps left over from my daughter's Patriotic Patchwork Wrap Dress.  Anyhoo, I've been seeing a lot of Dresden plates, so I finally decided to give it a try. I made a trip to Joann's to buy an acrylic Dresden tool, and I ended up buying a bunch of other things including fabric to add to my already pretty large stash.

I used my Dresden tool to make a bunch of these. 

This was my first time quilting with zig zag lines.

I used fabric featuring the Statue of Libery, stars, and stripes for the back side of the mug rugs. I quilted this side with basic straight lines along the white stripes. I sewed navy blue bias tape around the edges to finish off the mug rugs.

The front sides of the mug rugs are just a little bit different. I used starry fabric for the half circle on this one and....

the back

I'm ready for my coffee! I drink coffee just about everyday. This Marilyn Monroe mug is my favorite mug, and I love hazel nut and vanilla flavored coffee.

Coffee time! How do you like your coffee?

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    2. What a clever idea, they really turned out so cute and patriotic! They are a lovely addition to any tablesetting or tray!

    3. oh oh oh!! neat!! I love the dresden! that is lovely!

    4. Very cute! Love those designs.

    5. These are so SO cute!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    6. love it so patriotic and love the fact you are reusing items as well
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