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Thread: Bathmat anyone?

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    Bathmat anyone?

    I would like to make a 'matching' bathmat to go along with my new bathroom décor I'm making. Anyone have success? Secrets? Suggestions? I was thinking of using those cloth kitchen mats for the inside.

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    I have not tried it, but I have seen some cute bathmats made using a bath towel as the batting. Moda maybe?

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    ​Someone posted their mat on QB done on a bathroom towel?

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    Here is one site that someone posted a while back. http://www.thegirlwhoquilts.com/2011...-bathmats.html Also, just type bathmat into the search box on this site main page and you'll get lots of ideas!

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    here's a thread that one member used a bathmat as a sew along/challenge http://www.quiltingboard.com/quiltin...g-t214011.html
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    What about doing one using the chenille technique ... would be so cozy under foot!
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    I have made them out of bath towels. I peace together my "top" and the use an old towel for the backing and sandwich it together. I have done with and without batting and like the one I used batting on the best. I used warm and natural for the batting.

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    Looking at all these ideas. Why didn't I think of that? I have a couple of rolls of that skid-proof material you can get at the dollar stores. Could attach that to the bottom or keep near to place underneath. Hate the store bought because after awhile the rubber backing comes apart.

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    Hi, I thought that locker hooking would work good for a bath mat. It is made from strips of fabric.I think it would dry faster than using a towel inside. if you want a picture or design you can draw what ever you want on the rug canvas first. in my case trace or use a template LOL i cant draw worth beans.here is a utube for example. they have a whole bunch just put in lockr hooking utube to search.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2iQwz-JesM

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    My primary care md and my son who is a nurse, check with us to be sure that our rugs have a rubber backing. Slipping on loose rugs is one of the largest reasons for falls among senior citizens. Hate to admit that I'm in that category but I am!

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    I made these with denim. Started out with the idea of making an abstract wall hanging, then decided it would go with the new bathroom paint. Ended up making the big one solid but reversible...light on one side, dark on the other. We don't have any slipping but if you do would definitely recommend some sort of sticky backing.
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    Here's the one I made - my husband really likes it. It was fun to make!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t211428.html

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    I pick up pillow shams at resale shops. Can get two matching bathmats that way. Also a great way to practice FMQ. I don't always put batting inside.

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    I make " roping" out of old tee shirts. Snip up, near bottom of shirt and then start pulling. We use these ropes for tying up packages, tying up the shrubs, the indoor plants, securing boxes, etc. The rope stretches a little and is almost impossible to break. Wonder if you could make a punchhook rug with it, using a tight latchhook backing? Might be worth a try.
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