MUG RUGS ARE SO ON TREND AND QUICK TO SEW, MAKING THEM IDEAL GIFTS FOR FRIENDS!
YOU WILL NEED
Makes one (1) coaster
■ Scraps of fabric for the cupcake and background
■ Backing fabric: 7in square
■ Fusible batting: 7in square
■ Embroidery thread
■ Binding: 2½in x 40in strip
■ One (1) copy of the Coaster template
■ Scraps of felt for appliqué (optional)
■ One (1) copy of the Strawberry, Cream and Cherry appliqué templates (optional)
■ Fusible web: small scrap (optional)
■ 7in square
1 Using the template as a guide, cut the fabric pieces for each section of the FPP template, making sure the pieces will be at least ¼in larger than the section they will cover, all the way around.
PIECING THE COASTERS
2 Follow steps 2–5 of the tea cosy pattern to FPP the coaster front, piecing Sections 1–10 to make a 7in block.
3 Fuse the batting to the wrong side of the FPP block, following the manufacturer’s instructions. If you wish to add appliqué or embroider details, do so now, as in step 7– 8 of the tea cosy pattern. Susi added appliqué cream, cherry and strawberry with small scraps of felt and embroidered small sprinkles (Fig A).
4 Place the FPP coaster front on top of the backing fabric square, WST. Baste around the edges (Fig B).
5 Pin or clip the binding around the edges and sew to the right side of the coaster, as you would on a quilt. Fold over to the back and hand stitch in place to finish (Fig C).