Little Thimble Quilt

Back in December, I finished this cute mug rug — and although I use it everyday at work, I never got around to blogging about it. But this mini was one of my fave on-the-go projects and I really love the products I used, so wanted to share it!

Some of you may know that Betsy Chutchian is one of my favorite designers. So when I saw a cute thimble pillow displayed in her booth at Quilt Market that was designed to replicate an antique doll quilt, I wanted to try a similar one! She, luckily, had all the tools available from Paper Pieces to make it easy.

It’s an English paper pieced project. Paper Pieces is providing the paper templates, and an acrylic template to cut your fabrics either 1/4″ or 3/8″ larger the template. See the products here. The best part? The paper templates are designed to pair with mini charm packs (2.5″ precuts), which makes it so easy to cut and get a scrappy look. I used a few different packs I had of Betsy’s fabrics.


I had a blast working on this during all my summer travels. I precut all my fabrics and glue them to the templates before I travel to make it easier. If you want to see my favorite way to travel with my EPP, check this out.

I made my mug rug 6 rows of 7 thimbles. Then I sewed it to batting and backing to finish it. I use it in my office to hold my coffee mug — it’s so adorable! I would definitely make another one of these — it would be cute to sew into a project bag, or buy multiple packs to make a table topper.


Thanks for joining me for “happy hour”,


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