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I'm artist and quilter Stephanie Boon (Stephie for short) and I'm really glad you've come by because there are so many inspiring things for you to discover here. Find out more about the blog and me on the welcome page, or just dive in and join in the fun!

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Free Pattern: Star Mug Rug

Mug rug pattern number two!

I’m so excited that the free patterns I’ve begun posting to my Craftsy page seem to be going well: with well over 600 downloads of my Grandma’s Hothouse Pillow and over 100 of the first Hexie Mug Rug pattern in this new series I think it’s time to crack on and share some more for you to enjoy!  So, finally (after some wrestling with a digital drawing programme!) here’s the Star Mug Rug for you to make.

It would look fab as a set of four, maybe with different fabrics for the stars, or perhaps you could combine a set with the Hexie Mug Rug pattern already available; whatever you decide it’s a great little project for busting some scraps and a perfect introduction to making patchwork using the English paper piecing method (often just shortened to EPP) for beginners.

It’s quick to make and you could easily have a few sets whipped up ready to give as gifts for Christmas, so why not see if you got some festive fabrics in your scrap box and give it a go?!

 The  Star Mug Rug

Patchwork and Quilting Star Mug Rug, © Stephanie Boon, 2013

It’s a star!

Grandma's Hothouse Cushion (pillow). A free patchwork and quilting pattern. © Stephanie Boon, 2013

Download the FREE pdf pattern, which includes

  • tips on choosing fabrics
  • how much fabric you’ll need
  • templates
  • hand sewing instructions
  • hand quilting instructions
  • making up

There will be 4 designs available as individual pdfs, so you can decide if you want to make a set with the same design or one of each, like I did.

Patchwork and quilted coasters. Handmade using English paper piecing and needleturn applique. © Stephanie Boon, 2013

4 new designs based on traditional hand pieced blocks

The star coaster pattern also refers to 2 of my online tutorials, but if you need any more advice just  leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to help!

6 Pointed Star English paper piecing patchwork tutorial. © Stephanie Boon, 2013

Making up a coaster / mug rug - sewing tutorial, © Stephanie Boon, www.DawnChorusStudio, 2013

 

Enjoy your brew!

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