Freebie: warm up with a coffee cup quilt-block pattern (+ coffee cake!)

Crunchy leaves, blustery winds, cozy scarves, snuggly quilts—it’s the first day of October and autumn is in full swing! How are you greeting sweater season?

Whether you’re pouring a cuppa hot coffee, hot cocoa, or hot Earl Grey to warm up (hmm . . . hot toddy, maybe?), hot beverages always seem sweeter in a classic coffee cup. Hefty mug or dainty china, solid color or brightly patterned, corny sayings or heartfelt quotes, a coffee cup can say as much about your personality as what you carry in it!

Paper-pieced coffee cups
Paper-pieced coffee cups from Cups and Saucers by Maaike Bakker
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Most every Martingale staffer has a favorite coffee cup—and some have even sewn odes to those magical mugs, like this cute quilt by sales service manager, Tracy.
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Coffee-cup quilt
Learn more about how Tracy made her quilt in this post.

Want to make your own tribute to the coffee cup in fabric—or know someone who always has a cup within arm’s reach? Now you can download this quick-to-make coffee cup quilt-block pattern and create your own salute to Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, or a good ’ol home brew.
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Free coffee-cup quilt block pattern
Free “Coffee Cup” quilt block

Sign in or register at ShopMartingale to download your free coffee cup quilt-block pattern.

Your free downloadable pattern also comes with a scrumptious recipe—because isn’t coffee always better with coffee cake? White Chocolate–Sour Cream Coffee Cake, to be exact.
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White Chocolate Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe

Nom-nom. Let’s get real: anything is better with cake!

The “Coffee Cup” quilt-block pattern measures a substantial 12″ finished and it’s a cinch to make. Sew single blocks for quick table toppers or wall quilts, piece together several repeat blocks for a bigger quilt, or use the block as part of a sampler. Fill your cup with creativity—check out how these Martingale authors have stitched their praises of coffee and cups:
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Coffee-cup block by Sue Spargo
Stitches to Savor: A Celebration of Designs by Sue Spargo (available November 2015)
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Order Coffee Every 60 Minutes in a Coffee Shop quilt
“Order Coffee Every 60 Minutes in a Coffee Shop” from
Back to Charm School by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene
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Happy Little Sweet Snacks amigurumi
“Happy Little Sweet Snacks: Flan, Hot Cocoa, and Cake” from Amigurumi Toy Box by Ana Paula Rimoli
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Freeze-Dried Crystals quilt
“Freeze-Dried Crystals” from Coffee-Time Quilts by Cathy Wierzbicki
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Welcome quilt
“Welcome” from Cups and Saucers by Maaike Bakker

Who might you make a coffee-cup quilt for: yourself, or a family member or friend who can’t live without their coffee? Tell us in the comments!

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