Gilmore Girls Mug Rug {Free Pattern}

I love the Gilmore Girls. They're the funnest mother/daughter team around. I love the relationship between Lorelei and Rory and secretly wish that my own relationship with my daughter may be similarly close - forever.

I love hearing their fast paced conversations and the kooky things they say, which make perfect sense. I love Stars Hollow and all of the weird and wonderful characters who inhabit the town. The town meetings and the festivals for every season.

To celebrate the show, I created a fun little Gilmore Girls inspired project. The words are from the song "Where you lead" by Carole King which is the theme song which plays at the start of every episode. And we all know how much those girls love coffee, hence the coffee cup applique.

I have included the words and coffee cup template for you to use in your own Gilmore Girls inspired mug rug. Cut out the coffee cup shape and reverse applique it like I have done, or embroider the mug rug shape around the words. Stitch in one colour, or make every word (or letter) a different colour. The sky is the limit.

I embroidered the words with a very simple back stitch using 3 strands of cotton floss. The colour I used is DMC #433 (I think I bought this one from Walmart last month). The embroidery background is natural Essex Linen and the fabric is Windemere by Brenda Riddle Designs - all available from the Fat Quarter Shop.

I am unbelievably excited about the new Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life which will be available on Netflix from 25 November 2016.


  1. Thank you for sharing this really charming design

  2. Love it Anorina,you are very clever,well done xx

  3. This is so sweet, Anorina - thank you.

  4. Thank you from Italy. I love Gilmore Girls :)

  5. Thank you so much for the pattern. I've finished mine and blogged about it here:

    Such a sweet and fun pattern to make!

  6. I think I just found what I'll be making my sister for Christmas this year! Thanks!

  7. Thanks for sharing this! My daughter is a Gilmore Girls fan, and as a teen her and I watched the series together. She's now 30, and I am making this for Christmas with a mug,too.


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