Useful Quilted DIY Kitchen Decor and Other Kitchen Projects

I’ve  heard over and over that the most used room in the house is the kitchen. I actually moved to a new home almost a year ago, and that room still needs a boost. It happens to be the last room in my house to get decorated and splashed with color.

Let’s brighten up your most used room in the house with some awesome and free kitchen  projects. You will love these quilted DIY kitchen decor items for your home. These kitchen projects also make perfect gifts for birthdays, the  holidays, and housewarming.

We have an extensive list of free projects on this page that range from very simple and quick, to kitchen projects that take more time and are a bit more complex.  Even the easy and quick kitchen projects will make a huge impact on your kitchen decor and will make very nice gifts.!

Coasters and Mug Rugs

I was not familiar with mug rugs until I received one as a gift from a sewing friend.  I cannot believe I ever lived without it!  If you aren’t sure what a mug rug is, I’ll give a short description.  

A mug rug is a mini quilt that is larger than a coaster but smaller than a placemat. They are most often between 4” x 7’ and 12’ x 8”, but you can make them any size you want. The idea is to have room for a mug and a snack.

My favorite and most used mug rug, also called a mug mat, is 5” x 7”.  It’s just the perfect size for the corner of the end table in my favorite spot to sip tea. 

Coasters and mug rugs are a great place to start with your DIY kitchen decor; they are small and don’t take too much time, and most of them are very simple but make a huge impact.

We have many free patterns below for mug rugs. I just love this simple yet DIY kitchen decor. Take a look at our Jelly Roll Mug Rug

It is so easy to make, since you use your precut jelly roll strips. Ours was made with a cute line of bee fabric, but you could use any theme or color jelly roll!

I’ve made it a point that everyone uses a coaster in our home, and we have a nice list of free coaster patterns for you on this page.

You’ll love the chance to use up your scraps on these little kitchen projects, and they are my go-to handmade gift.

The Hexagon Coaster is so unique and is a wonderful kitchen project. Hexies are put together using English Paper Piecing, which sounds intimidating, but it’s really quite simple.

It's done as hand work, so you have a great project to take on the go!  You end up with a lovely flower shaped coaster.

Tablecloths and Placemats

You’ll love the free tablecloth patterns for a DIY kitchen decor project!  Perk up your dining room table with the lively, floral tablecloth with a built in table runner design by making the Sew A Tablecloth project.

I love the floral fabric they used in the tutorial!  And to top it off, they cut out some of the flowers, added felt backing, and made napkin rings to match!

The Dresden Placemat is so unique and would look great on a round or oblong table. Using the Dresden quilt block pattern, you can create something elaborately beautiful for your DIY kitchen decor.

Kitchen Towels

I need a kitchen towel attached to my oven handle at all times!  No sliding off the handle or towel rack with the Kitchen Towel With Quilted Holder! This towel snaps right on my oven handle, ready to be put to work and never ending up on the kitchen floor.

Don’t miss the Prairie Point Tea Towels!  These are the sweetest tea towels ever.  Use store-bought towels and make DIY kitchen decor by embellishing them using a prairie point design that is so popular in quilting. I just love these!

More Ideas!

This would go on forever if I told you about all of the fabulous free kitchen project patterns below.  Trust me when I tell you that you must take a peek!  You’ll find things like aprons, tea cozies, hot pads, oven mitts, and potholders!

Scroll down to see fabulous DIY kitchen decor and other kitchen projects!

Hey, check out our Machine Embroidery Kitchen Items page if you are one of the lucky ones to have this machine at your disposal.  (If you do, I'm so jealous!)

Useful Quilted DIY Kitchen Decor and Other Kitchen Projects

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Bandana Quilt Tablecloth

Grab some bandanas, sew them together into a colorful tablecloth. Aesthetic Nest

Christmas Tree Mug Rug Pattern

Christmas Tree Mug Rug Pattern

It's Reversible!!! If you want to make a mug rug this Christmas for yourself or for gifting, use our free Christmas Tree Mug rug pattern and holiday fabric from your stash. Associate



Stitch up some cute striped fabric sewn coasters with scrap fabric using this tutorial. Handmade in the Heartland

Crazy Bowl Cozy

Crazy Bowl Cozy

Learn how to make a bowl cozy with the Accuquilt bowl cozy die and our bowl cozy pattern. Associate

DIY Hexie Hand Towel

This is a great fabric scrap-busting project and a fun way to give English paper piecing hexies a try! The Yellow Birdhouse

DIY Hexie Placemat

Make a cute DIY hexie placemat by fussy cutting English paper-pieced hexagons. This is a great scrap-busting project for beautiful prints. The Yellow Birdhouse

DIY Quilted Coasters

With this simple pattern, make some quilted coasters as gifts for the holiday. 33 Shades of Green

Dresden Placemat

With this tutorial, you can make your own Dresden placemats. Cherry Heart

Embellish Towels

Learn how to add fabric to a store-bought towel and then practice and improve your free motion quilting skills. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Fabric Coasters

Fabric Coasters

With this easy-to-use pattern, you can sew fabric coasters to protect furniture. Hello Sewing

Hexagon Applique Mug Rug

Make a modern mug rug using the free pattern to make six English pieced hexagons. Then learn this unusual way of attaching the hexagon to the project. Wanda Dotson

Hexagon Coaster

Hexagon Coaster

Want to learn English paper piecing (EPP)? This hexagon coaster is the perfect project for a beginner. Swoodson Says

Hexagon Striped Towel

Embellish a plain towel and make it extraordinary using English pieced hexagons. Wild Olive

Hexie Hot Pad

Hexie Hot Pad

Here's a free potholder pattern that kicks it up a notch by adding a simple six hexie flower arrangement to the top. My Poppet Makes

Jelly Roll Mug Rug

Jelly Roll Mug Rug

Are you looking for something to do with your jelly roll fabric? These quilted mug rugs are a perfect way to use up some of those jelly roll strips. Learn how here. Staff

Kitchen Hand Towels

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This is a quick and easy project to transform ordinary kitchen hand towels into beautiful custom towels that are both decorative and useful. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Kitchen Towel with Quilted Holder

This quilted towel holder uses straight line quilting and edgestitching. We All Sew

Modern Quilted Coasters

Learn how to make basic fabric coasters and then do some modern quilting by practicing old quilting techniques or new ones. Very Shannon

October Mug Rug

Make a fun mug rug with this tutorial. So Sew Easy

Oven Mitt & Pot Holder

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Spruce up your kitchen with some new oven mitts and pot holders using this free pattern. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Patchwork Apron

A FREE step-by-step tutorial on how to make an adorable modern patchwork apron! Suzy Quilts

Patchwork Christmas Tablecloth

Here is an idea for making a patchwork tablecloth. It can be made with charm squares and made in any size. It's not just for Christmas! Create other holiday-themed tablecloths the same way. Charm About You

Patchwork Coasters

You can sew these four-patch coasters up in no time with the free instructions at Fiskars. Fiskars

Patchwork Tea Cozy

Sew a cute tea cozy. Nice gift idea. James Thompson

Piano Mug Rug

What a fabulous gift idea for a pianist! Learn how to make a piano mug rug. Bettina Danger

Prairie Point Tea Towels

A FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD with fabric requirements and instructions for sewing prairie point tea towels. Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Pumpkin Mug Rug

Pumpkin Mug Rug

Mug rugs are fun, quick small quilts that can be completed in an afternoon. With this free pattern, you will learn how to make a pumpkin mug rug quilt. Staff

Quilt Block Apron

What a fun way to use a quilt block! Leftover quilt blocks can be easily made into an apron. Craft and Fabric Links

Quilted Coasters

Sew three pieces of scrap fabric together, then have fun with quilting stitches to make coasters to protect furniture. Thread and Whisk

Raggedy Heart Coasters

This project is ideal for scrap fabric and scrap batting. Love To Sew

Selvage Strips Mug Rug

Selvage Strips Mug Rug

Learn how to transform fabric selvage edges into a beautiful mug rug with this easy quilt-as-you-go project. Associate

Sew A Tablecloth

A tablecloth idea for the kitchen or dining room table. With this tutorial, learn to sew a tablecloth with a built-in runner. Running With Sisters

Star Burst

With this tutorial, create a bright quilt, perfect as a tablecloth or wall hanging, that features a blazing star. All People Quilt

Starburst Placemat

Learn how to make two beautiful star quilt blocks with our spinning star placemat pattern. Craft and Fabric Links

String Pieced Bowl Cozy Pattern

String Pieced Bowl Cozy Pattern

Our String Pieced Bowl Cozy Pattern and Tutorial provides detailed step-by-step instructions for making your own cozy. Use scrap fabrics and a string-pieced top to make a bowl cozy with this free pattern. Associate

Tea Cozy

Tea Cozy

By making this cute tea cozy for your teapot, the tea will stay warm much longer. Hello Sewing

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