Do you ever get an idea in your head that you can’t get rid of? That’s happened to me regarding my dish mats. My daughter recently asked if I had any dish mats available to give away. No, but I can make some! Then my brain went to work and here I am with a new tutorial for making dish mats!
Granted, this is not a new technique, nor an original idea. My quilting buddy, Candace, uses this method when she makes double sided receiving blankets. As with most things quilty, there are no new ideas, just new to me ideas!
It always starts with fabric, especially those purchased with no purpose, like these two.
My thought was, “what if I cut these together, creating borders, leave a seam open and turn the dish mat through that opening.”
In no time, I had 2 dish mats!
As before, I used purchased terry cloth and fat quarters, both of which were pre-washed. Here’s my previous post about making dish mats.
I’ve written a new tutorial for this method, I hope you have fun with it. If you’d like to share your pictures, send me an email to “linda at lrdesignsquilting dot com” and I’ll post them!
Here’s the pdf link for the new tutorial- Linda’s Dish Mat Tutorial Revisited
I’m linking with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday and A Stitch in Time April Finish!
Thanks for looking! I’ve got six fabrics ready to cut into the next set of dish mats, so stay tuned for more finishes!