Autumn Leaves Mugrugs Capture The Golds Of Autumn

Autumn Leaves Mugrugs Hold Onto The Beauty Of Autumn A little Longer

Springtime is for fun in the sun and seaside good times. Everyone loves spring. But Autumn has a special hold. It might be the greens and golds of Autumn, with spectacular bursts of burnt orange that is so appealing. Why not catch and hold onto the beauty of Autumn a little longer with these autumn leaves mugrugs.

Make a set of four small potholders as Olga did, which are perfect as mug rugs. Great scrap project so start sorting through and matching up the warm golds, moss greens and orange prints and solids.

autumn leaves mugrugs quilt

The leaves mug rug pattern is really taken from a potholder pattern and simply used as mug rugs. It works well though, the smallest of the three sizes makes a great mug rug. While the pattern is the same, each has a different look with and without quilting the leaves.

autumn leaves mugrugs potholders

Here’s what you’ll need to make two mug rugs. For autumn leaves you would want fall colors, but these mug rugs would be great all year round so choose any color fabric from your stash.

Fabric scraps (preferably strips with lengths approx. 14″long)
2 Batting pieces (10″x12″)
2 Insul-Bright pieces (10″x12″)
1 Fat Quarter (backing fabric)
1/2 yd fabric (binding fabric)

Cut or find strips that are 1 to 2.5 inches wide and approx 14 inches long. Some slightly shorter strips could be used for the ends.

Once strips are sewn cut 60 degree angles and stitch to form the ‘V’ in the fabric strips.

fabric strips for autumn leaves mugrugs

strips sewn into a v to make leaves mug rugs

Cut a rough leaf pattern.

autumn leaves mugrug leaf template


leaf template for autumn leaves mug rug


Layer with batting and backing fabric.

layer leaves with batting for mug rugs

Quilt using a complementary thread color and walking foot to mimic the straight center “vein”. After that, gradual swirls from the center to the outside give the movement of the leaf veins. In the end it will look just like a leaf!

how to quilt veins for autumn leaves mug rugs

When you are finished, lay your leaf pattern on top and cut the leaf out.

cut the shape of autumn leaves mugrugs


Follow the steps in the easy tutorial for the binding too.

autumn leaves mug rugs fall colors fabric

Download the Quilted Leaf Potholders / Mugrugs pattern here.

See the full Quilted Leaf Potholders/Mugrugs  tutorial here.

Here is the same pattern with a puffy binding and a buttoned loop. This leaves mugrug is also taken from a potholder pattern with a set of three different sizes. The smallest used as a mugrug has a bit of a trendy look with the puffy binding and chunky buttoned loop.

autumn leaves mug rugs warm gold fabric

This is the pattern that Olga used to make her autumn leaves mugrugs. She adapted hers a little. Both projects are equally as nice.

autumn leaves mug rugs pattern

The Leaf potholder pattern with the puffy binding is available for purchase.


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