My solution to how to hang a mug rug – after it’s binding. If you’ve decided to hang a mug rug or mini quilt after it’s been made this is the hack you need!
I found this Sunshine and Rainbow Applique pattern by Ameroonie Designs and I decided it would be a nice little momento gift to both of my sons to mark this crazy covid-19 lockdown phase in our lives.
I altered the background fabric based on the leftover bits of fabric I had and I experimented with two different walking foot quilting designs too.
Hidden Hanging Loops & Buttons
I took two leftover pieces of binding strip – 2.5″ wide.
I folded them right sides together and sewed lengthways.
I then used a safety pin and chopstick to turn my inside out fabric tubes right side out.
I cut the strips into 2 4″ pieces per mug rug. So I had made two mug rugs, so I cut 4 strips of 4″ long.
I then folded each strip in half to create a loop and used my sewing machine’s button foot to create a button hole about half way down each loop.
Mug Rug with Hanging Loops
I used some chopsticks that were lying unused in my cutlery drawer in place of a dowel and then used that to hang the mug rugs on a nail on the wall.