Thursday, July 25, 2019

Christmas Collection Blog Hop Day #4 - Mug Rugs & Coasters

On Day #4 of Masterpiece Quilting's Christmas Collection blog hop we are showcasing projects that I consider essential for any entertaining - mug rugs and coasters!  During the winter months, a warm cuppa of your favorite beverage always tastes good and the perfect landing spot for it is a mug rug or a coaster.  

In case you are just joining us, each day for two weeks myself and a group of elite guest bloggers are highlighting one of the projects in my Christmas Collection book which is available on Amazon

Mug Rugs and Coasters are a great way to use up scraps from any of the projects and have accessories that match a throw or wall hanging.  Santa will spend a little extra time at your house when he finds his milk and cookies presented on a beautiful mug rug! 

And Santa might even spend more time putting presents under your tree when finds a glass a wine setting on a pretty coaster for him to enjoy! 

The coasters are made using a improvisational piecing, which maybe a new technique to many.  Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts has a great video that demonstrates improvisational piecing.  If you have never used this technique before, give it a try with these coasters.  

As part of the blog hop, I am giving away 3 digital copies of the Mug Rugs & Coasters pattern.  In the comments, share whether you prefer mug rugs or coasters.  The winners will be selected at the end of the blog hop on Sunday August 4, 2019. 


  1. I use whichever is closest to my glass of ice tea or cup of coffee, lol.

  2. I like mug rugs but coasters are fun too.

  3. I love coasters best! Mug rugs are a new idea for me, introduced last year! I have seen many wonderful makes! Thank you, Susan

  4. I have made many coasters for gifts to friends, so that is my preferred size. I love that each is personalized to their color preferences! duchick at gmail dot com

  5. I like making mug rugs as presents.