ITH Hat Pincushion and Mug Rug
This is a good stash buster. It uses polyester fleece or felted wool.
I created hand-look stitches for these. The flowers are lazy daisies.
I started out making pincushions into little hats. But as I was making them I came to realize they are pretty mug rugs and the 4×4 is a pretty coaster. If you have scraps of fleece in your stash you can make these inexpensively and use up some of those scraps.
The mug rug design is made totally in the hoop. The pincushion is the same, then stuffed, gathered, hand stitch closed, and tied.
Each size has a different floral layout.