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Thread: My dishwaser broke, so I made a dish mat

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    My dishwaser broke, so I made a dish mat

    I've not had a dish drainer in years, so when my dishwaher decided to take a dump on me I was left unprepared. Honey is sure that it can be fixed, and his urgency on this matter is... well... it's not on the top of his list like it is mine. Instead of pushing the issue I made this little cutie from a scraps of batting and leftover fabric from another project. Simple and cute and adds a touch of whimsy to the kitchen.
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    Very nice. Let's hope he fixes it soon. The last time our plumbing went down it took him overhearing me on the phone to the plumber to get him to get it fixed.

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    Cute idea...

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    very cute and a really nice idea!

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    good idea but not as nice as a dishwasher

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    Great idea!

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    Real cute, but it should be for show. Tell him to get doing or you will call the plumber.LOL.
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    Yup great idea and super cute! I have certain things that I won't put in my dishwasher, this would be perfect for my kitchen.
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    cute idea and saves a lot of energy

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    Oh Lea, what a good idea! I've purchased a couple to use for those items that I prefer to not put into the dishwasher, but I'd prefer to make them of course. What did you use for batting? How did you keep the layers together, did you quilt them?

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    I like it! Might make myself one.

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    Great idea, really cute!!!

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    Did you use water proof material on top or bottom or not at all. When it gets wet what happens?

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    very retro. Love the rounded corners. But I would not stand for no dishwasher. Make DH do dish duty, your dw will be fixed in no time flat!

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    Super cute! I always give my DH one week to fix something. Otherwise, there will be a repairman paid to fix it or as in the last time my dishwasher went down, I had new one delivered (it was 15 years old, time for a new one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloonatic View Post
    Oh Lea, what a good idea! I've purchased a couple to use for those items that I prefer to not put into the dishwasher, but I'd prefer to make them of course. What did you use for batting? How did you keep the layers together, did you quilt them?
    I used warm and natural, Ive seen others use a towel. Its quilted with 45 degree lines in one direction an inch apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Did you use water proof material on top or bottom or not at all. When it gets wet what happens?

    Love the idea.
    No waterproofing, when wet I wring out the excess and hang it over the stove handle, looks pretty cuter there too! Theres only the two of us so we don't have alot of dishes as long as I keep them done as we use them. So theres not to much water to absorb.

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    You are very inventive!

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    Very nice. Hope he fixes it soon.

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    What a clever idea I could use one for the items that do not go in the dish washer. Thank you!

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    Very cute. I haven't had a dish drainer for years either. Hate clutter on my counters. I end up just using a dishtowel when the need arises. I'm with the others though for letting him hear you call the plumber. Works in our house all the time.

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    Great idea! I always keep a folded towel beside the sink anyway for things like knives with wooden handles or things I wash up as I'm cooking that I don't put into the dishwasher. I think this would look much nicer than my towels, though. lol
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    nice touch
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    I also have things that do not go into the dishwasher. I have been using a towel for 24 years. Maybe I should think about making some of these.
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