Reversible Playmat

I finally put together a playmat for The Bubb and I am so excited to share it with you.

It can be blue

or yellow

as both sides are equally wonderful!

My original plan was to have a laminate type top so that I could wipe it down and then have a heavy canvas or denim type back. But once I found these fabrics, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Have both sides be laminate! That way I can easily wipe down either side and I can pick the side depending on my color mood.

I love the brightly colored fabric and the thickness/weight of the mat because I sandwiched a piece of minky inside it.

To construct the mat I first pinned the minky and the yellow side together then quilted it, 3 times horizontally and 3 times vertically to create a tick-tack-toe type pattern. I quilted it so that the layers would stay more or less together. Next I pinned the blue side to the yellow side, right sides facing, and sewed them together. I flipped it through the hole that I left and top stitched around the outside. I used a wide stitch for the top stitching to give a more industrial/manufactured feel.

It was pretty easy to make and came together in about 1.5 hours. It is going to be perfect for going to the park, the beach, camping, etc. Obviously he won't stay put on it for long but at least it is a "safe" place for him to start out and touch the grass cautiously before crawling free.

It is pretty large measuring around 5 feet by 6 feet.

So excited to go and try it out :)


  1. Too funny! I bought that exact same fabric with a similar intention! To make a park blanket. gotta love IKEA :). Very cute Kristina!

  2. Ohh such a great idea! Love it!


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