In almost all cases you hoop the stabiliser, the first colour is a placement line after which you add your backing and fabric on top. Designs and appliques are added in the usual way.
There are several ways in which the mugrug might be finished.
1. The outline is a satin stitch - in which case you add the back fabric at the back. Stitch the attachment line, cut away fabric, top and back, to this line and then stitch the satin stitch. Make sure you don't rip the stabiliser.
2. The back is added on top - face down - the outline stitched, which leaves a small opening for turning. Clip corners, turn, use a ladder stitch to close by hand.
3. If the outline has not got that gap, you are supposed to add to folded pieces of fabric on top, folded sides overlapping in the middle, so you create a small 'cushion cover' and turn the thing through that opening.
I usually digitise using method 1 or 2, but I haven seen #3 used on some sites as 'absolutely no handwork'.
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The design might also be just stitched , back added before the last colour and you would have to cut it out with just outside the final outline - I remember seeing that in DBC but if I downloaded the one you mentioned I never saved by number, just by name.
Have a look in your embroidery machine (or if you own it your software) to see what the steps are in this particular design.
I have saved this design in my quilting folder rather than mug rug folder and no instructions.
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My advice would be to go to a recommended site, such as Oma's Place. You will see some free ones [hopefully], but fairly inexpensive rug-mugs with very explicit pictures and directions. I purchased the Coffee set and they are very professional. I used a stiff 'leave-in' stabilizer, this gives a nice firm finish and is washable.
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