Sunflower and Pumpkin Mug Rug


Sunflower and Pumpkin Mug Rug

Discover one of our favorite fall mug rug patterns here.

Sunflower and Pumpkin Mug Rug Step 1
Sunflower and Pumpkin Mug Rug Step 1

If you're looking for the perfect mug rug for your favorite fall beverages, look no further than the Sunflower and Pumpkin Mug Rug! This adorable fall mug rug features adorable pumpkins, a border of leaves, and a big, blooming sunflower at the center. This pattern is made completely with iron on pieces. No need to sew the applique down unless you'll be washing the project; in that case, you'll want to stitch the applique down to make a sturdier final project. Make your house a fall home when the lovely season hits and make this project!

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueFabric Crafts



Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Scissors
  • Pen for Tracing
  • Iron Pressing Board
  • Wonder Fuse (Art. No 4090)
  • Fabric Requirements:
  • 2 – 10” x 12” Background fabric
  • 1 – 10” x 12” Batting
  • 3 – Shades of Orange fabric for Pumpkins
  • Yellow fabric for Sunflower
  • Brown for Pumpkin Stems
  • Brown with lines for Sunflower Center
  • Green for Sunflower leaves and Stem
  • Brownish/orange for oak/maples leaves
  • Tip: Iron Fabric before starting your project.

Fall Mug Rug with Wonder Fuse

The Wonder Fuse is a paper backed fusible web useful for appliqué on apparel, quilts, embroidery, home decor and crafts. It keeps fabric soft and ready to sew, and recommended for your most delicate work and works perfectly when paired with the Wedge Iron. Project ideas are endless! Here’s one of our most recent projects using the Wonder Fuse.


  1. Place the two pieces of background fabric right sides together then place the batting on top.

  2. Sew around the edges using a ¼” seam. Leave a 2-inch opening so you can turn the fabric right side out. Clip the corners.

  3. Turn the fabric right side out using the 2-inch opening. Then press folding the gap under. Close the gap by using a small strip of Wonder Fuse.

  4. Make sure your images are Mirror Imaged (Reversed). Trace you images onto the paper side of your Wonder Fuse. Cut approximately ¼” outside of the traced line.

    Download Template PDF Here

  5. Iron the cut fusible pieces to the wrong side of the fabric that you have chosen to use on your project. Once you have fused the pieces, cut out your pieces on the traced lines.

  6. As you arrange your pieces onto the background fabric, remove the paper backing then layer your pieces and fuse them into place.

  7. Tip: If you will be washing the mug rug, you will need to sew around the applique.

Watch Wonder Fuse Tool School for more information about the tool:

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What are your favorite fall icons? Pumpkins, sunflowers, leaves, or something else?

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Pumpkins and leaves are the best.

Hands down it is Sunflowers! I love all kinds of flowers! Every season I have a favorite flower ! Cant get enough of flowers!


I like the colorful leaves best. And winning prizes.

I love colorful leaves, especially oak and maple. I also like large seeds and chestnuts and dry twigs and branches that can be used in floral arrangements.

Absolutely pumpkins!


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