Continuing with the quilt-as-you-go floormat, I cut the cotton batting to measure 20" x 28" and pinned it to the backing which I had pieced from pieces of the Noteworthy fabric.
I started by laying a fabric strip face up, down the centre of the batting. With right sides together, I pinned another strip, on top of the centre strip matching the raw edges on one side. I sewed it down 1/4" from the raw edge through all layers; then flipped it over to the right side and pressed it.
I then pinned another strip right sides together, to the other edge of the centre strip; sewed it down 1/4" from the raw edge through all layers; flipped it over to the right side and pressed it.
I kept adding strips in the same way alternating the sides - this is important to avoid distorting the shape - until the batting was covered.
The binding was done in the same way as the applique floor mat - cut 3"; folded in half. Starting with the sides it was pinned to the wrong side; sewn with 1/4" seam; folded over to the front; and sewn around close to the edge.
I think this might be my favourite so far.
Until next time