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!
- 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"
Use a 1/4" seam allowance unless otherwise noted.
1. Piece squares into 5 rows of 8 squares each. I choose to do mine random. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction every other row.
2. Sew rows together. Press seams open. Press well from the right side.
3. Basting: Using masking or painter’s tape, tape the backing to a
clean, hard surface, right side down. Spread out your batting on top of
the backing. Smooth out any wrinkles. Carefully spread out your quilt
top on top of the batting, right side up. Pin your top, I like to use
curved safety pins, spacing the pins a few inches apart. Make sure that
your pins are going through all three layers.
4. Quilting: Quilt as desired, by machine or by hand. Trim away excess batting and backing fabric.
5. Binding: Cut yardage listed for binding into 2.5” strips. Trim off
selvedges and sew your strips together to form one long strip, press
seams open. Fold in half lengthwise, pressing with your iron as you
fold. Attach binding using your preferred method. For a detailed
tutorial on attaching your binding to both sides by machine, see here.
non-slip to stick under your mat to keep it form sliding around.