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?


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

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

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I'll check out the party again soon!

  4. Very cute! Love those designs.

    1. Thanks for sharing with the Summer Time Fun linky; pinned.

  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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  7. They are adorable! Nice patriotic touch, and they practical. I'll be featuring them on Sunday's Best this week. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Very nice, I like them! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 20 for All Things American (red, white, and blue), open until July 25. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.