Quilted Bathmats!

I wanted to add a little color to our bathroom, I just hadn’t thought of the right project yet. And then I realized that we have a TON of bath towels. I think we have about 20 bath towels for 2 adults and 1 child! We seem to cycle through the same 5 or 6 towels, and we never touch the others.
So I pulled out 2 matching teal towels (that I’ve had since college!) and some coordinating charm packs.

 Here’s a before shot of my bathroom. Lots of neutrals: small neutral rugs at the toilet and the sink, and a blue bathmat that we only put out when we needed it.
My original idea was to make a bathmat and 2 small quilted rugs to replace the off-white rugs that we had. But I decided that I didn’t want everyone who used our bathroom to step all over my pretty rugs! So I decided to make 2 bathmats from the It’s a Hoot and Just Wing It. That way we always have a clean bathmat!
I pieced the charms in a 5×7 layout, basted it to the towel, and did some quilting to keep the layers from shifting when I washed the bathmats. I used a zig zag stitch to apply the binding.
Here’s one of the bathmats, tossed over the side of the tub (where it resides when not in use):
 Ready for use!
 A close-up:
 The back and binding:
We’ve been using the new bathmats for a few weeks now, and I really like them! The old towels are so soft and absorbant. Plus they provide a great pop of color in the bathroom. And we haven’t missed those towels at all! πŸ˜‰
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17 responses to “Quilted Bathmats!

  1. This is a great idea! I've got 2 towels that sort of have shrunk up at the ends-you know those that are banded about 6 inches in from either ends with stitching? So….I think I'll borrow your idea, cutting off the ends and keeping the part in the center that is usable! Thanks for the inspiration-the rug looks great!

  2. This is a great idea! I've got 2 towels that sort of have shrunk up at the ends-you know those that are banded about 6 inches in from either ends with stitching? So….I think I'll borrow your idea, cutting off the ends and keeping the part in the center that is usable! Thanks for the inspiration-the rug looks great!

  3. This is exactly what I need to do – we have an awkward size step out of our tub that I couldn't find a rug to fit, so I'll just make one of these instead!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. What a smart and fun idea! I may have to make me one of those. Maybe after all the Christmas projects.. .. but hey, that would make a brilliant gift to!Few, thanks for sharing, now I have another idea for my Christmas gifts were as before, I had only one. lolCheers,Carolyn

  5. What a fab idea! You're on a roll, lady!p.s. I know I've already gushed about your house's mouldings and what not but dang, I am jelly over here!

  6. That is just fab!!! And I LUUUVVV your bathroom, all so perfect…I luv that style when old meets new.My pipe dream is a lone trip the states…can I add a nice hot tub to my bucket list? Looks so relaxing! Hehehehe

  7. I am crazy-jealous of your bathroom! Is that wrong? I love it, and your bathmat just makes it that much better! Such a great pop of color!

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