Sunday, March 6, 2011

Patchwork Kitchen Mat Tutorial


Wonderland, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I finished up my patchwork kitchen mat this morning! I am really happy with how it turned out! I love Wonderland and was so excited to be gifted a charm pack of the line by Amanda a few months back! I haven't worked much with precuts and had a really hard time getting inspired. I couldn't move past using it in a quilt. Lucky for me, Sara made an adorable patchwork mat last week and it hit me! I need a kitchen mat too! I'm using mine in front of the sink! Something pretty to stand on!

This was a super fast, fun project once I got started! I thought I'd write up a few details in case you'd like to make your own!


Wonderland, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Sewing Level: Intermediate

Materials:
- 1 charm pack (or 40 5" squares)
- 2/3 yard of backing fabric (25"x38" piece)
- 25"x38" piece of batting
- 1/4 yard of binding fabric

Finished Size: 36.5"x23"

Piece 5 rows of 8 squares using 1/4" seam allowance. I choose to do mine random! Press seams as you go. Cut your backing and batting 25"x38". Baste. Quilt as desired! I choose to do diagonal quilting! Cut 3 2.5" binding strips. Bind and wash! :)


Wonderland, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Sara and I both bought non-slip to stick under our mats! It comes in precut mats and rolls! Helps make it a little safer!

What were you all up to this weekend? :)

12 comments:

  1. That is really cute but SURELY you aren't going to stand on it are you??? :)
    When I read kitchen mat I thought, hey I should make one of those too! But MINE would be to set next to my drainboard for all the things that don't go IN the drainrack. I usually set a towel there but I did recently buy a mat at the store. It is already dingy looking. I'm thinking something CUTE would add some fun and color to my kitchen.

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  2. Hmmmm, I'm supposed to be quilting my Neptune quilt, but now I feel like making kitchen mats!

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  3. This might sound stupid, but what do you do with a kitchen mat? :)

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  4. EileenJosephine - no worries! it's to stand on in front of the sink! a rug! :)

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  5. What a great use for a charm pack! I made a pair of kitchen mats from Patchwork Style way back when I started blogging: http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2009/11/style-in-my-home.html I appreciate them so much! Yeah for making pretties that we can use.

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  6. GET OFF that pretty mat! It turned out so cute.

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  7. oh yours turned out fantastic! i love the binding you picked for it too! at first i felt a little guilty standing on mine but now i just feel really happy standing on mine. anything to make dish washing more pleasant i guess? i started some sewing projects and baked croissants this weekend. i love having my weekends back. :)

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  8. I love it! I'm definitely going to make one, but I haven't decide what fabric to use yet. And yes, some non-slip padding is a MUST.

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  9. What a great idea! I want one now :)

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  10. I really wanted to make a blanket just using all 5 or 6 inch squares layed out in rows - nothing fancy. But I've been worried that it will look too plain. Your quilting on this is PERFECT for adding to the quilt without making it more complicated - love it! Now Im inspired to go home after work and cut out those squares! :)

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  11. Okay, I'm making this ASAP. I hate my ugly rug in my kitchen.

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