While out shopping recently for a mat to place under our dog's food and water bowls in our kitchen it dawned on me that I could easily sew a washable version.
We had been using a folded bar towel and just threw them in the wash with dog towels when they needed freshening.
This morning I dug through my huge basket of collected denim fabric and cut 2 1/2" strips out of an assortment of pieces. After sewing the strips together I sandwiched a piece of Warm and Natural quilt batting between the top and a large square of denim for the backing. Remington is a chocolate Lab so the mat measures 12" x 21" to accomodate her larger bowls.
To save time I finished it with binding from double fold bias tape. Then I added some simple quilting to the piece. The whole project took less than an hour from start to finish and the best part is that I had all the supplies in my stash.
I adore new and weathered denim and save our outgrown and worn jeans for sewing projects like my denim and linen Christmas stockings, denim and white pillows and a denim quilt.
I will make a few more, probably with some pretty fabric binding this time, because we do like to machine wash them.
February was a busy month for us and with the cold weather and continued snow I have not felt like taking photos. I did accomplish some smaller organizing projects however. Hoping March brings more snow melting and motivation. I am so looking forward to March Break and a week off from work this week.
I'm sharing this with....
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse, StoneGable, The Every Day Home, Confessions of a Plate Addict and Worthing Court