Saturday, 23 February 2013

Mother's Day Mug Rugs

Here in England not only is spring around the corner but so is Mother's Day. It falls on 10th March this year in Britain - only a couple of weeks away. So I thought I would extol the virtues of a mug rug as a Mother's Day gift and it just so happens that I know a couple of designs that are quick and easy to put together with scraps of fabric you have to hand.
Firstly I would point out the speed and simplicity of the Flower Vase mug rug. You can make this pattern from scraps of unused binding or odds-and-ends in your rag bag and it will still look good. Simple to put together - make it your mother's favourite colours. There is enough room on the left-hand side for a pot-plant so this mug rug is the perfect accompaniment to a pot of daffodils.

Alternatively, you could add some quick corner triangles to the back of Heart Bouquet so your mother can hang this pretty little quilt in a favourite spot. (You may find that your mother will want to show off her gift!)
Or what about the original Tea and Cake mug rug. This is the perfect addition to a pack of speciality tea and biscuits (plus it is a great little pattern to have in your library).
Of course you could just send your mother her very own Mum mug rug.

I know Mother’s Day isn’t until later in the USA, Spain, Mexico, European and Middle Eastern countries. But using one of these quick and easy patterns will mean you have a gift well before time – taking the stress out of last minute purchases.  
There you have it - Mother's Day all sewn up!   Sew until next time .....
p.s. Don't forget to check back on 1st March for the Across the Pond Sew Along project. It is my turn to choose the free pattern - and I have picked a delightful make that you will love and would also make a very good Mother's Day gift - if you can bear to part with it that is.


  1. I just love a cute mug rug and yours are so cute and sweet! Thanks for the great idea!

  2. Mother s Day is usually the fist Sunday in May in Australia...your designs are just my mum s type. I have been so pleased to see your patterns featuring heavily in the Craftsy pattern top 10 each week. Enjoy your own mother s Day too Amanda.