Rise and Shine Mug Rug FREE Pattern

 

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If there's one thing I love it's the feel of sunshine on my face.  So when the idea came to me to make a sun themed mug rug, I just knew I had to go with it! 

The Rise and Shine Mug Rug is a FREE pattern for all newsletter subscribers; all you have to do is subscribe to my newsletter and you'll get the special code to use at the checkout to get the PDF digital pattern for FREE and straight to your inbox.  There are at least 5 reasons why you should make one! 

1) Learn new skills

This project is a great skill builder.  Have fun with patchwork and play with colour. You'll also learn now to create the suns rays, using the handy template included in the pattern. 

2) Have a go at embroidery

The Rise and Shine Mug Rug features some simple embroidery and I show you a fun and easy way to stitch the wording onto your patchwork.  With just one colour thread and only 2 types of stitch, you'll see how much fun embroidery can be. 

Hand stitching of the words 'Rise and Shine' in purple thread

3) Use up scraps and novelty prints 

Most of the pieces in this pattern are very small so it's an excellent time to raid your scraps!  Use a combination of cute novelty prints, pastels and sunny brights.  Put them all together into the patchwork and you'll be surprised how well they go together. 

Extra points if your fabrics match your iron!  I'm just loving my Oliso Pro-Plus smart iron that was gifted to me to try out.

4) A quick finish 

 There's nothing more satisfying than having a finish and this little project can be made in an afternoon.  Make one for yourself or why not make one for a friend, and let them know they are a ray of sunshine in your life.  They will think of you every morning when they look at it! 

5) Shine Brightly 

The Rise and Shine mug rug is a reminder to start each day shining brightly on the inside. Put your best foot forward, be positive and good things will come.  Today is going to be a good day :-)  

I hope you enjoy your FREE pattern!  If you make one, please do share it on social media and use the tag #riseandshinemugrug and tag me @sarahashfordstudio so I can see your beautiful makes!  

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