Would you like to make this jolly little mug rug using English paper piecing (also known as mosaic piecing)?
It just uses small amounts of a plain and a striped fabric, and finishes 5 1/2″ (14cm) across.
Suitable for a beginner or someone with a little more experience, this download pattern includes seven pages of detailed instructions and a page of templates for to to print out onto card ready for the paper piecing.
In these instructions, Carolyn will show you all the tricks and tips to master the cutting and stitching of the stripes to get this lovely “vortex” effect – it’s not as difficult as you might expect. Photo guidance available on the Swirling Stripes Mug Rug page
Ideal as a small gift for a friend.
Note that a kit is also available for £8 if you would like to have the same fabrics that I used.