Some sites gave patterns with precise directions, others did not. For this one, from Mary's site, there was no pattern. But I knew the overall size and started cutting.
Simple piecing, simple machine quilting, binding--Bob's your uncle, and you're done!
I did hand sew the binding down. Someone who saw this on a counter said I couldn't have done it because it was all by machine! In the infamous words of Gomer Pyle, "Surprise, surprise, surprise!" They are so quick and fun--and what a great place to be creative. Sizes run around 6.5 x 7.5. No set number--just big enough for a mug and a treat--chocolate, cookie, whatever you want! They also make great places to lay down scissors and other tools near your sewing machine. Or how about for setting candles on (in glass, properly protected, of course; in other words, do not make this into a fire hazard!).
How about you? Bet you can't make just one! My alleged brain is just spinning with ideas! Be sure to let me know what you come up with!
P.S. I am listening to The Collector by Nora Roberts.