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Paper Piecing Patterns for Quilters
Tea and Coffee Cups

Here’s a collection of easy-as-pie tea and coffee cups to paper piece – each of the four designs is pieced in one unit!  A single block at 8” (20.3cm) or 10” (25.4cm) makes a nice potholder.  Piece a grouping of the four designs in different fabrics for a small hanging for your kitchen.  The patterns as given make 4” (10.2cm) cups, but you can easily enlarge or reduce the patterns when photocopying.


A group of friends and I each pieced 3 blocks for a coffee-klatch girlfriend who was moving away.  The others had sewing experience but had never paper-pieced before. After a short demo, they were off and stitching cups for our mutual friend.  I sewed the blocks together into a mini hanging and machine quilted it, complete with steam rising from the cup tops, and it all turned out fabulous! Our friend was completely amazed and deeply touched by her very personal going away gift.


Click here for the PDF patterns and coloring pages (416K).


For more quilt-y tea party fun, download our free Grandma’s Tea Party mini-quilt pattern!

Teacup-&-Coffee-Cup Blocks-PieceByNumber.pdf