How to Sew a Patchwork Cat Matcomments (3) February 17th, 2009
No matter how much we love our pets, we don't usually love the hair and wear they leave on our furniture. Well-placed mats can go a long way in keeping your favorite chair or couch free of fur and damage. I made a sturdy little quilted mat out of some denim scraps, but you could use any rugged cloth, like canvas or twill. Here's how to go about it:
You'll need about a 1/2 yard total of fabric, but it can be in assorted pieces. You'll also need a ruler, chalk or pen, scissors, pins, thread, and your sewing machine.
1. Cut the pieces. Decide on the size and number of squares you want to use. I used 4-inch squares, three squares wide and four squares long, so the finished mat is 12 inches by 16 inches. I used a 1/2-inch seam allowance, so I cut my 12 squares 5 inches by 5 inches. The bottom lining piece needs a 1/2-inch seam allowance on all sides, so I cut it 13 inches by 17 inches.
2. Arrange the squares in a layout that you like.
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