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Hi, my name is Stephie. Welcome to Dawn Chorus Studio, my creative space! I hope you'll feel inspired to make some of the projects I share here.

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The Oak Leaf and Cherries Mug Rug

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Oak Leaf and Cherries Mug Rug
The Oak Leaf and Cherries Mug Rug Oak leaf and cherries Mug Rg
The Oak Leaf and Cherries Mug Rug Set of four mug rugs for hand sewing

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Straight stitch on your sewing machine
  • Over sewing or whip stitch
  • Running stitch for quilting

Pattern Description:

Looking for something quick and simple? Well this project is pretty and practical too! You can easily have a set of mug rugs (coasters) made over a few evenings a week, enjoying a bit of peaceful sewing in front of the tv, or anywhere you fancy - it's the ultimate portable project that fits in your bag without a fuss!

If you've ever felt daunted by hand sewing, this project will have you hooked; it's an ideal introduction to Needle Turn Applique for the beginner, takes less than a fat quarter's worth of fabric, and won't take you years to make! The pattern includes templates at the right size, detailed instructions, diagrams and links to my online sewing tutorials. So what are you waiting for - download and get sewing today!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4.75"


  • Small fabric scraps to cover 1 leaf and 3 circle templates (about 6" square in total)
  • 1 piece cotton fabric 12" x 6" (for top and bottom fabrics)
  • 1 piece of cotton batting 5.5" square
  • Matching sewing and hand quilting thread
  • Sewing needles (I prefer Crewels)
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Pencil/tailor's chalk
  • Dress-making pins
  • Sewing machine with straight stitch

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