Modern Mug Rugs

These darling Modern Mug Rugs are the perfect small quilting project to make with 2-½” strips. Break out a favorite jelly roll or dip into your stash of fabric scraps to make this variation of the Snowball quilt block.

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 6" x 8"

Rating : Easy

Designed By : Denise Russell

These mug rugs are made with strips of batiks in gradating colors—with white corner triangles creating a rectangular Snowball block. Simple linear quilting adds to the geometric effect.

Download this quilt pattern plus eleven others in the January/February 2018 digital issue of Modern Patchwork.


Note: Fabric requirements assume 40″ usable width of fabric.

  • Fat eighth white
  • 4 (2½ ” x 6½ “) rectangles in 6 gradating colors (light, light-medium, medium, and dark)
  • ½ yard backing
  • Craft-size batting
  • ½ yard binding
  • Fabric-safe marker

Pick up your copy of Modern Patchwork January/February 2018 for this pattern and more!