To decorate my coffee table during football season I made a place-mat. Saturdays are College Roll Tide day and Sunday is NFL Cowboys day.
I started with some Alabama fabric. I estimated how much of my table I wanted the mat to cover.
Once I determined the size, I added the filling to the mat.I wanted something more smooth so instead of using batting, I added a piece of grey fleece. It was also cheaper since I already had it in my house from other projects.
I pinned the Alabama print to the fleece before cutting. Once cut I did the dame thing to a piece of Cowboys fabric.
This is how it is layered and pinned together.
Next I used black bias tape to bind the layers of fabric together. I did not want to make a hem line or turn the fabrics in like a pillow case because this would add a thicker border which doesn't allow the mat to lay totally flat.
Sewing it together.
Finished mat. One side for Saturday
And the other for Sunday!