What are you most proud of? I am very proud of how quick it is to make a personalised mug rug whether you are experienced at sewing or a beginner. This alphabet pattern is also so versatile. It isn't just for names or mug rugs - it can be used for a whole host of items. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you are very new to applique and sewing then I would recommend hand stitching the letters in place. However, you could also use a zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine if you are more confident. Whichever method you use, a named mug rug is such a great pressie. I've made the Gran in Christmas prints (with a touch of gingham, of course!) but it would look equally good in plain fabrics.