Start with Tea: Sentiment Panels

Start with Tea: Sentiment Panels

Are you making handmade gifts for the holidays? If you are, where do you start? For me, half the fun is in the planning! This year I want to make coffee and tea-themed gift baskets, featuring our Coffee Helps and Start with Tea collections (available now in the shop).

Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and I’ll give you a sneak peek at the possibili-TEAS.

Come along inside….

We’ll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place.

- from the children’s book, The Wind in the Willows

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Introducing Coffee Helps

Life Happens, Coffee Helps

Our newest collection, Coffee Helps, is now available in the shop. We hope the 3 downloadable patterns in this collection inspire you to create fabric and paper art projects to keep and give.


Sentiment Panels

The featured sentiments in the Coffee Helps collection include: Step One, Drink Coffee. Step Two, Be Epic. You Had Me at Coffee. Life Happens, Coffee Helps. Coffee. The sentiment panels can be used in so many ways. Print them on fabric paper to stitch up mug rugs and mini quilts or blocks for larger quilts. Print them on paper for card making, art journaling, photo frames, and more. There are infinite ways to use the digital sentiment panels to make paper and fabric art projects.

This Coffee Helps Sentiment Panels set comes on two 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" panels ready to be copied onto printable fabric or paper. The downloadable PDF includes the square and rectangular panels:

  • one 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and one 3 1/2” x 4 1/2” Step One, Drink Coffee, Step Two, Be Epic

  • one 4 1/2” x 4 1/2” and one 3 1/2” x 4 1/2” You Had Me at Coffee

  • two 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" Life Happens, Coffee Helps

  • one 10 1/2″ x 2" Coffee

Print&Quilt Panels (P&Q)

Print&Quilt Panels are ready-to-sew tops which can be printed on fabric paper with an inkjet printer. These full-color panels are great for stitching up quick and easy mug rugs and coasters. Simply add batting and backing fabric to the printed top panel, quilt, and bind.

This Coffee Helps Print&Quilt set includes two mug rug panels and four coasters.

Paper Piecing Patterns

Paper piecing is one of our favorite quilting techniques. Our patterns give you everything you need to make mugs rugs or quilts with paper pieced blocks. The PDF includes patterns, instructions, and a coloring sheet for design ideas.

This Coffee Helps Paper Piecing set includes:

  • one 3" x 4" spoon pattern

  • two 3" x 4" coffee cup patterns

  • one 4" x 4" coffee pot pattern

  • two 3" x 4" sentiment panels

  • two 4" x 4" sentiment panels

  • one bonus coloring sheet

All You Need is Love and Coffee

We’re excited to see Coffee Helps added to the Sunporch Studios product line. As you take a look at these new patterns, be sure to check out the first collection, the You are Loved patterns. Be sure to subscribe to our email list to see the next collection to be released: Start with Tea.


If you want to see what I used to make my coffee mug rugs, check out: You Had Me at Coffee

There's nothing a cupcake and coffee can't solve.%22 ~ Marie Williams Johnstone.jpg

Basic Quilting Supplies

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Here are some of the basic supplies I use to make mug rugs: fabric paper, foundation paper for piecing patterns, batting, and spray adhesive. I also added a couple of links for fabric that may inspire your coffee quilting projects. Happy browsing!

Flourish: Fabric Collection by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting

Flourish: Fabric Collection by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting

Take a look at this gorgeous fabric collection on my craft table today. It's called Flourish and it was designed by Natalia Bonner & Kathleen Whiting for Moda Fabrics. From the name, to the colors, to the prints, this collection is inspiration personified.

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Sewing with Jolly Bars and Cake Mixes

Sewing with Jolly Bars and Cake Mixes

Whip up sweet blocks for quilting projects using Jolly Bars and Cake Mix Recipe Pads, sold exclusively at the Fat Quarter Shop. These fabric pre-cuts are not too big, not too small, but just right. Watch a video introduction and tutorial, then browse the collection of classic solids and colorful prints.

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Introducing Print & Quilt Mug Rug Patterns

Introducing Print & Quilt Mug Rug Patterns

If you have an inkjet printer, get ready to fall in love with our Print & Quilt patterns. Sew easy and fun!

Simply print the P&Q pattern on fabric paper, add batting and backing fabric, then machine or hand quilt and bind.

I especially love our Print & Quilts for…

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Find Inspiration and Create Joy Every Day

Find Inspiration and Create Joy Every Day

If you are looking for ways to add more creativity, inspiration and joy to your life ― and in the process, bring more beauty and kindness into the world ― WELCOME.

Sunporch Studios is a growing community of makers who love to create every day. In the shop, you'll find digital designs and patterns that will inspire you to make handmade gifts with fabric, paper, mixed media, and more.

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