How to Hang a Mug Rug (after you’ve made it!)

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.

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