Patchwork play mat

This mat is inspired by the quilts of Gee’s Bend, a community of quilters based in Alabama, USA, making randomly patched quilts from recycled clothing and textiles. It is the perfect size for a play mat and is the ideal beginner’s patchwork project.

Time needed: Four hours

You will need:

Batting

Cutting mat

Fabric

Fabric scissors

Iron and board

Measuring tape

Needle and thread

Rotary cutter

Ruler

Sewing machine

Straight pins

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