Thursday, February 2, 2017

French Braid Mug Rug

I wanted to make a little something for a lovely business acquaintance who did something very nice for us, so I decided a mug rug would fit the bill. I checked with her assistant who assured me that she does drink coffee and that she likes "jewel tones and peacock colors".

I found a cute pattern and tutorial on Craftsy by Diane Knott of Butterfly Threads. I had never tried braiding before, and I loved it!

Although I really hadn't planned to use batiks, I found some brightly colored batik charm squares I had purchased years ago, and they were perfect.

For the back and binding, I pulled from my very jealously guarded hoard of Utopia by Art Gallery Fabrics.

Now I want to make a French braid quilt!


  1. Such pretty colors, Linda! They are perfect with that backing. Your mug rug will be a great gift!

  2. Oh, gosh, this is so cute, and I love your choice of fabric. I can see these as placemats. On my table. Yep. Can see it now. :-)


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