After making your table runner and/or placemats, you probably still have some strips or squares left over. Let’s make a quick mug rug or table mat and use up all those leftovers!
- Start by layering a backing piece and a piece of batting. My backing was approximately 13″ x 17″ but yours will depend on the width and length of strips you have left over.
- Starting in the center, place 2 strips, right sides together on the batting and backing. I put my strips on an angle so I could use both long and short leftover strips.
- Using a walking foot or even-feed foot, stitch the 2 strips together, through batting and backing.
- Flip strip over so the right side is showing.
- Keep adding strips until the batting/backing are covered.
- Trim off excess fabric to square up the edges.
- You can leave this piece the size it is now (mine was about 12″ x 16″), or cut it to make 2 or more mug mats.
- The quilting is already done, so you just need to sew on a binding and your piece is finished!
I hope you’ve enjoyed using and learning more about Banyan Batiks this week. The Tie One On collection comes in 4 different colorways. I used the Ventura colorway this week but each of the other colorways would give its own unique look to this week’s projects. This fabric is available in quilt and fabric shops in October 2018.
There are more fabrics being added to the Banyan Batiks collection all the time. Be sure to check out the Northcott website to see all the newest fabrics. And remember to click the Product Finder Button on the Northcott site to find out which shops have your favorite Banyan Batiks!