Monday, August 27, 2012

Simple Patchwork Mat tutorial

It's official: I've been initiated into Art Gallery's Fat Quarter Gang as an honorary member! I'm sharing a simple and quick tutorial today, perfect to spruce up just about any space or to give as a housewarming gift: the Simple Patchwork Mat. Hop on over to the Art Gallery Fabrics blog to see the full tutorial!

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I used eight prints from Bari J's amazing Lilly Belle collection and added two Oval Elements prints for some added pop, in Smoke and Aqua. 

And lucky you, Art Gallery is giving away the very same fat quarter bundle to one lucky reader! To enter, leave a comment here on this post, but be sure to follow AGF's rules to qualify as well: you must follow Art Gallery on your favorite social media tool like Facebook or Twitter as well as subscribe to the Art Gallery blog. This giveaway will be open until the end of the day, Friday, August 31st, and a winner will be announced Saturday, September 1st. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

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You can also find Lilly Belle fabrics and Oval Elements fabrics in stock at The Intrepid Thread! Have a great day :)

127 comments:

  1. Great tutorial! I will be making this for my kitchen - now to find appropriate fabric!

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  2. I made two bathmats like this last year - I love them!

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  3. What a great idea! I might have a hard time actually stepping on such beautiful fabric, but I have lots of areas in my house that could use a little something special!! Thanks, too, for the chance to win - I follow AGF in all possible ways :-)

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  4. This is too perfect...I was looking for a way to make a patchwork mat and your tutorial is great. Thanks

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  5. What a cute project! I really love the colors in this bundle. I'd like to buy some more fq's and make a quilt, but there's so much to choose from. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. It's lovely, and the combination fabrics is wonderful!

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  7. Great tutorial..easy to follow, and love the fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  8. I follow AGF's blog, but don't have a social media...I also follow you :)

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  9. Thanks for the chance to win , this was a great tutorial . I subscribed to AGF'S blog and also pinterest . Thanks again.

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  10. Elizabeth ficou maravilhoso e fácil,obrigada por compartilhar.

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  11. Lovely fabrics, and a great tutorial! Thank you for the chance. I follow you on FB, and AGF's blog.

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  12. Great tutorial and I love the addition of the oval prints you added in with the Lilly Belle fabrics.

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  13. Great little project... I feel inspirered to make something poststamp-quilt-like very soon :) oh... And already follow ArtGallery on both Twitter and their blog too.

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  14. I subscribe to the Art Gallery blog, "like" Art Gallery on Facebook and think your floor mat is the cutest!

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  15. very cute, would love a chance to win i follow their blog@

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  16. already subcribe to all the AGF stuff. Love that! I'm moving next week and might just need to make this for my new place! Yeah!

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  17. Great tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. These fabrics are my current favorite fabrics! I would definitely love to make one of these mats (or maybe two!) for my bathroom. Luckily for me, I am already doing all of the requisite following, so all I needed to do today is comment :)

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  19. You know when I first saw this fabric line, I wasn't sure if I liked it. Now, seeing your project, I don't know how I could do anything but love it. Beautiful job!!

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  20. love the mat! I might have to do one each for the bathrooms too since my girls get water EVERYWHERE and regular mats take so long to dry. Thanks for a great idea!!

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  21. I love your tutorial, thank you!
    P.S. I follow AGF's rules to qualify.

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  22. Love the mat tutorial, and love those fabrics! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  23. Love it! I know I need to make one! :)

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  24. Gorgeous fabrics and I love your creation! Well done on becoming a part of the 'gang' - woohoo for you!! I follow AGF on twitter (I am @amycansew) and I get their blog delivered by email. Fingers crossed :)

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  25. Lovely fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Great idea! I always knew you were a gangsta.

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  27. Thanks for the great tutorial. Those fabrics are absolutely gorgeous!

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  28. Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow their blog and pinterest.

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  29. Such beautiful fabrics and a great tutorial! I follow AGF and like them on FB.

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  30. I follow AGF on Facebook and receive their newsletter! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing fabric.

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  31. I love your mat! It seems really clever to use a towel or bathmat for the back. I like AGF on Facebook, and am a follower of their blog.

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  32. Oh so lovely - those colors are very special. I have liked on facebook and subscribed to emails of their blog :)

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  33. Love those fabrics, thanks for the chance to get some!

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  34. What a great idea for a mat, but I would hate to be the one who put a dirty foot print on that lovely fabric. I follow Art Gallery on Twitter, FB and their blog.

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  35. That is lovely, I'm looking at it and seeing a blind for the kitchen, though I'd need to put a clear laminate over it I think. I've kept to AG's rules.

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  36. This is such a cool idea! I followed AG's rules.

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  37. Great tutorial and great fabric.

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  38. Since I don't have FB or twitter, hopefully following via google reader works. Lovely tutorial...thanks for sharing it with us.

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  39. What a great tutorial! I follow AFG on Pinterest and FB (/christine814 for both). I also subscribe to their blog through my christine81474(at)gmail(dot)com email.

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  40. I l.o.v.e Lilly Belle! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  41. I love this fabric! I follow art gallery on Facebook.

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  42. Beautiful mat, but I'd be afraid to use it on my kitchen floor. Too many messy family members!

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  43. a great idea ... love the tute! i follow afg on fb [shared their post on this giveaway to my fb page] and their blog by email. thanx for the chance to win this fabulous fabric.

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  44. Love the tutorial I follow the blog and the Twitter feed (EllaThrowawench)!

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  45. O I love the idea of that, but am too scared to step on those lovely fabrics! Will be making one anyway.. Hehe..

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  46. Very cute mat, thanks for the tutorial. Following on Twitter and a subscriber of AG. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. This rug is so clever - I never would have thought of using a towel for the backing. Thanks for the great idea and the chance to win! (I follow on Facebook and email!)
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  48. Thanks for the great tutorial. Following on Facebook & subscribing to the blog.

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  49. Luv your mat with those awesome fabrics! and I like to use towels for backing...and filling too :-) Thanks!!!

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  50. Beautiful fabric! And what a cool idea for a mat. thanks for the chance to win.Iam following on facebook and have subscribed to the blog as well.

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  51. Love this idea! Now, I want to make one for my kitchen...maybe two.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail. com

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  52. What lovely fabric and a fab idea :) Following on FB and the blog :)

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  53. This is a great idea! Think it would be great in the kitchen as well, on the floor in front of the sink! Where I do spend some time, and usually also spill water...I follow AGF on twitter and also their blog an my smartphone.

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  54. Congratulations, how exciting!

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  55. Beautiful! definitely going to make this...

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  56. I like the mat. The colours are wonderful. I like the squares. I often have a hard time lining up the squares. Do you have any tips?

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  57. A great tutorial and some lovely patterns in this line - would be great to make something from this - would look great in my bathroom!

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  58. Love the mat, thanks for the tut, love Julie at Intrepid Thread and a YaY for Bari J, for creating this fantastic material.

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  59. Cute mat - I would love to make this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  60. I don't know what the top fabric is, but I love the colors! I am so excited to see all of the contemporary prints and colors. My style is changing and that is always a good thing!

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  61. cute project! Wonderful fabrics! Thanks for another inspiring tut!

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  62. Much too pretty to stand on. I think I will have to find a different use for this. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  63. great tutorial! thanks for sharing it--now maybe you could come over and make it for me because everytime you post a tutorial or project my to do list just gets longer!!

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  64. I've thought of making a little rug for my kitchen, but just didn't have a good design in mind. Thanks so much for the tutorial ~ this little rug is so cute!

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  65. Great project and beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Amanda

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  66. Thanks for the tute and the chance to win.

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  67. I love the quilted mats for the kitchen and thank you for the great tutorial!

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  68. I will make one for my bathroom
    today!

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  69. What a neat idea! I could use this in my kitchen or bathroom. :)

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  70. This is such pretty fabric! I follow AGF on Twitter and I subscribe to their blog in a reader.

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  71. Oh dear! This is WAY too BEAUTIFUL to use as a mat!! I absolutely adore the colours, and although it's very simple I wouldn't dream of walking on something so pretty!

    I take it that by now you've gathered that I'm just in LOVE with that fabric, so keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Judi

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  72. I love this project. I follow AGF on FB and subscribe to there blog through Google.

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  73. Thanks for the chance to win! :) I now follow AGF on facebook and subscribe through Google :)

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  74. love these fabric i follow you by email

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  75. Subscribed and liked! And love the fabric!

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  76. I love the bundle you chose to work with! For some reason I've avoided those oval elements in the past, but I think I need to stock up!

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  77. I love simple patchwork. It's elegant in my book. I follow AGF on Google Reader, Facebook and Twitter (@AmateurQuilter). Thanks for sharing!

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  78. I follow AGF on Google Reader and on Facebook. Thanks for the tute. I think these would be wonderful for the bath as I have been so frustrated with my store bought ones lately.

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  79. Love the colours of these fabrics. And why didn't I think of making my own bathmat!?

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  80. Great project--I love the Lilly Belle fabrics!
    I follow AGF on Twitter and subscribe to the blog.

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  81. What great colors! Maybe a little birthday luck will help me on this one - I would love to add these to my stash!

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  82. wow, this prize is amazing! I would love to win it =)

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  83. such pretty fabrics. I am loving patchwork right now. I'd love to try these.

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  84. What a pretty present that would make for a housewarming gift.

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  85. Love Art Gallery! Follow them like crazy. :)

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  86. I've been an AGF follower on FB for a while - using some of their fun prints to make a drunkards path quilt. Love your mat!

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  87. Hi, Ok I am now following AGF on FB and I signed up to receive updates on their blog. This is no problem for me because I love to look at quilty stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Mary Malone

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  88. pretty! now following AGF on FB...and already subscribed to their blog through bloglovin.com. :)

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  89. I'm now subscribed to the Art Gallery Fabrics blog via Google Reader, and I'm following them on Facebook as well.

    I love this tutorial as well, and I think this project is now part of my weekend plans.


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  90. I followed all the rules and have to say I LOVE this fabric. I have a piece of the zig zag one and it has the nicest feel to it. I would love some more. It's just gorgeous.

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  91. Thanks for the chance! I follow them on fb and their blog.

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  92. Yes, I'm on Art Gallery's blog! Their fabric prints and colors have a very Buy Me voice!
    Thanks

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  93. Great idea! I follow their blog.

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  94. Wow, what lovely fabrics! I follow their blog via Google on my homepage and I Like them on facebook. I don't have twitter. Your patchwork mat is beautiful.

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  95. I like them on Facebook and Am subscribed to their blog. Art Gallery really does have fabulous give aways. Thank you for sharing this tutorial too!

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  96. I subscribe to their blog, and follow them on twitter. Love the hand of their fabrics as well as the beauty!

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  97. following the blog for great kick start ideas and hopes of winning the supplies to make my own. Thank You

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  98. Thank you for the tutorial, really enjoy your blog postings.

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  99. thanks for that great tute! I follow AG's blog.

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  100. Beautiful, I'm thinking I see one of these in my future in blues and greys!

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  101. Great tutorial! I love this line and would be so excited to win. I've been a facebook fan for weeks now and subscribe to Art Gallery's blog!

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  102. Great tutorial! And I follow Art Gallery (such great fabric) on facebook and subscribed to their blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  103. What a great idea! I did everything on Fb, Flickr, and subscribed to Art Gallery. Would love to win this giveaway!

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  104. Great Tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  105. Hi... What a nice project. I've added it to my list! I have subscribed I am a FB fan and am now following AG blog. ( inspiration@c)
    Many thanks

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  106. Good luck with the computer problems!

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  107. I follow AG pretty much everywhere on the Internet! Good luck with your computer woes -- no fun!

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  108. Thank for the opportunity to win this bundle. It is lovely.
    Nclaurir@yahoo.com

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  109. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely bundle. I like your patchwork mat (though thinking of how it would look like if made the design as a quilt). alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  110. We subscribe to the AGF blog, follow on Pinterest, and liked on FB (variety of signons MargaretQuilts, MargaretW, and Marcia W.).

    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely bundle. I like your patchwork mat (though thinking of how it would look like if made the design as a quilt). alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  111. Lillibelle fabrica are fantastic - just love them thank you and Art Gallery to win these blues, greys, yellows, aquas.
    Love what you made & I have and idea to for FQ's,
    Yippee. I follow, follow, follow...

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  112. Love the fabric. I do follow the Art Gallery on twitter and belong to there site. Thanks to both of you.

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  113. I love this!! I am definitely going to make one for my kitchen. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  114. i just elft a comment in the art gallery blog... (im a follower via rss and liked them on fb 'Spazio Sinfisi')
    ....i loved this tutorial!
    thanks for the giveaway

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  115. Absolutely lovely! I follow on Facebook

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