Jacquelynne Steves

Teal Mini Swap Embroidered Mug Rug


Recently I participated in the Teal Mini Swap to benefit Ovarian Cancer– for a small fee, you got to participate in the swap, and money was donated to fund Ovarian Cancer Research. What an excellent cause! I enjoyed working on this little project!

My swap partner was Cindy from Washington. She said that she “loves clear colors. Blues are my fav…. Love modern fabrics best…. Love scrappy. Bits of handwork (embroidery, quilting) put everything over the top!” So, choosing the colors was the easy part! Obviously, it had to contain teal (you get a small piece of the teal fabric as a participant, then you add whatever you want.) And then, adding more blues was easy- I love this soothing monochromatic palette, don’t you?


And, since Cindy is fond of embroidery, I added a bit of that as well.  I added some embroidered flowers to “frame” the heart, and also added a running stitch along the inside border of the heart.


I also added a few randomly placed embroidered flowers in the little 1″ squares on the border:


For quilting, I just kept it simple. By the way, this is a 6″ x 9″ mug rug, so it was pretty quick!


You may recognize this pattern- last year I shared a Valentine’s Day Mug Rug Pattern, done in pinks….


For the blog post and tutorial for the pink Valentine’s Day Mug Rug pattern, please click here.

If you’d like to add the embroidery, click here for a PDF of the embroidery patterns.

And yes, this was a SWAP, so let me show you what Cindy sent to me!


Isn’t it just TOO cute!!!! I love this little guy! The swap is an annual event, so be on the look out for registration next August. It is hosted by Beth at EvaPaige Quilt Designs!

Coming Soon– Thursday, November 3 is the day that my Splendid Sampler block gets revealed (finally! I worked on it a whole year ago and I will finally get to show it to you!) So remember to stop back on the 3rd to see it and get the pattern. Find out all about the Splendid Sampler here.

(Remember I designed the Summer Flip Floppin’ Bonus Block? The one in a couple of weeks is different and brand new!)


Have A Cozy Day-BOMTeapot_JacquelynneSteves


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    Posted October 25, 2016 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Your mug rug is adorable as was your swap partner. You are so very talented!

  • Susan
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Two great mug rugs! I like the flip floppin’ block, too.

  • Rotha M Bugter
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    I love both of the swaps how beautiful and what a lovely surprise for you and your partners. Great cause ?

    • Sherry
      Posted May 11, 2019 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

      Beautiful thank you for sharing.

  • Maryann
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Oh I love the teal heart and hand embroidery-I made them in pink. These are again added to my to do list

  • Carol O
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Both of the mug rugs are Darling! Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait for November 3rd to see your new Splendid Sampler block.

  • Dorie Esquivel
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    Very much sew looking forward to your next SS block! The teal is so yummy! Thanks!

  • Cheryl Buchanan
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    I’m just catching up on my Splendid Sampler blocks, so I took the flip flop bonus block and made them snow boots. My quilt blocks have a little Christmas theme to them. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Diana
      Posted October 26, 2016 at 11:16 am | Permalink

      Would love to see this block, sounds SO cute!

  • Diana
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait for your SS block! I did the swap too and LOVE your mug rugs!

  • Carol Mina
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Love all the blocks! Keep them coming!

  • Nancy Edwards
    Posted October 27, 2016 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    I love the Teal swap and would love to participate next year. I am a Teal girl- i.e.: a 5 year ovarian cancer survivor. I a, so glad to know there’s a way to support ovarian cancer through sewing!

  • Annie Perry
    Posted October 27, 2016 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    How sweet, you heart mug rug is adorable! :) I’ve slipped way behind on my splendid….in have each pattern tacked to my design board as a reminder that I need to get back to it! So excited that your block will be out soon, your style is so beautiful! But confused as to how it can possible be November soon!???! Eeeks ?. Have a wonderful day and thank you for your creativity and lovely new letter, enjoy??????.

  • Carol Kindt
    Posted October 27, 2016 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Those mini swap mug mats are so beautiful! You and your swap mate did perfect stitchery. I’m soooo jealous, I can hardly sew a straight line let alone a mini one. Do you have a tutorial on how to make squared corners? I finished a small wall hanging and my corners came out rounded and they should have been squared. Waaaaaaa!

  • Posted October 28, 2016 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Love your Teal Mini Swaps, both the one you sent and the one you received! I participated too and it was so much fun and what a great cause to create for! It was my first year but definitely not my last!

  • Montie Calhoun
    Posted October 28, 2016 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Do you have a finishing section to Maggie’s First Dance? Just wondering. I can look at the picture and figure it out, but I wondered if I am getting ahead of you all.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted October 29, 2016 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

      Finishing instructions come out on November 7th!

  • Mary
    Posted November 2, 2016 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Jacquelynne, I am having trouble finding where to download your sweet little mug rug (Teal Mini Embroidered one). Love it.

  • Alice Benner
    Posted November 30, 2016 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    I have been quilting for only a year and Maggie’s First Dance was my first BOM.

  • Melanie
    Posted May 9, 2019 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jacquelynne, Your designs are just so cute. I made the pink heart mug rug for my sister along with a cute mug I found with her initial on it to “match.” She loved it. Thanks for all you share!

  • Florence
    Posted May 11, 2019 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    So glad to know you support Ovarian Cancer Org. I’m a 12 yr survivor. Your mug rugs are beautiful.

  • Deborah Adams
    Posted August 16, 2019 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    No matter what I do I can’t get my free patterns. I need help in getting them.

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