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Dish Mats Revisited Again and Again!

Dish Mats Revisited Again and Again!

stack 3 trimmed fat quarters and cut


Fabric Selection!  Yes, choosing fabrics for projects can take time and stall your progress!  In the process of selecting fabrics for demonstrating my dish drying mats, I was stuck.   I needed 2 coordinating fabrics but I had 3 that worked perfectly together.  No problem!  Make the dish mats with three fabrics!

Here’s a mini tutorial for making my dish mats with three fabrics.

1.  Stack 3 trimmed fat quarters and cut as shown.  I cut my borders at 4″ but you can use any measurement you want.

shuffle elements to make 3 dish mats

2.  Shuffle the elements to make 3 dish mats.

3.  Sew, assemble and quilt according to Linda’s Dish Mat Tutorial Revisited.

And you’re done!  Ready to gift, which is what I did with these!

3 dish mats done!


This technique would be great for place mats or even mug rugs! mug rug with dish mat technique


Here’s a mug rug I made using my dish mat revisited technique.

What have you made using this technique?

Thanks!  🙂 Linda



Make it Mini!

Make it Mini!

Mini Dish Mat


The bridal shower invite asked us to be creative and bring a gift that fit in the enclosed envelope!  My first response was to make a mini dish mat in the bride’s favorite colors.  I used 5 inch squares and terry cloth, constructed in the same manner as the Linda’s Dish Mat Tutorial Revisited.



folded to fit into envelope




With some creative folding it fit perfectly into the supplied envelope,  along with a recipe card and a little money!


Add some fabric to start her stash!




I knew she was also getting a sewing machine from her mom, so I added some fabric scraps to the envelope wrapping, too!

I hope she likes it!

Thanks for looking.  🙂 Linda


Dish Mats by you!

Dish Mats by you!

Joyce 1 Joyce 2


Thank you to Joyce for sharing her dish mat pictures!  So cute!  Check out the fun quilting stitches used around the border!  What a great idea.


Have you made a dish mat?  I’d love to see the fabrics you choose!



Here’s the tutorial post.  Email your pictures to  Linda at LRDesignsQuilting dot com  or post them on my Facebook Page and I’ll share them.




Thanks!  🙂 Linda



Dish Mats Revisited Again!

Dish Mats Revisited Again!

6 mats revisited


Six fat quarters + terry cloth + a few hours = 6 dish mats revisited!  I played with my stash and found 3 pairs of fabrics to put together for 6 new dish mats.  It was fun to find fabrics not purchased together as coordinates for this project!  I love how they turned out and will find some unsuspecting persons to gift them to!

Here’s the link to the tutorial post.  Have you made one yet?

Thanks!  🙂 Linda



Dish Mats Revisited!

Dish Mats Revisited!

looks great in my kitchen


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!

2 coordinating fat quarters trimmed


It always starts with fabric, especially those purchased with no purpose, like these two.




shuffle 2




My thought was, “what if I cut these together, creating borders, leave a seam open and turn the dish mat through that opening.”


carefully turn inside out thru opening in border






2 quilted dish mats



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!

April Finishes
Thanks for looking!  I’ve got six fabrics ready to cut into the next set of dish mats, so stay tuned for more finishes!

🙂 Linda

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