I used one strand of yellow and a strand of orange thread and fashioned the handle using a satin stitch. I used a warm brown thread and a split stitch for the steam. Looks pretty good, right?
I used applique for the coffee mug. Corners continue to be difficult for me. I'll keep practicing.
My bindings, on the other hand, are definitely improving. I love sewing the back of the binding by hand. And finishing the binding on a mug rug takes less than an hour! Yippee!
I hope my partner likes it. I know she loves coffee, so at the very least she'll like the theme of the mug rug.
You can purchase this pattern, and lots of other great paper piecing patterns, at Right Patterns on Etsy.
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