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How To’s Day: Bar Blocked Floor Mat

April 7th, 2015 by Camelot Fabrics

Hi everyone,





Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having an awesome day. Feeling a bit of a sugar rush this afternoon, but hey – it was Easter! Where else is all this chocolate going to go? Seems like a legit enough reason to us, haha.


Time for this week’s How To’s Day! Today we are sharing a Bar Blocked Floor Mat Tutorial by Made by Marion. Simple, modern, and clean in this design, this bar blocked floor mat features our wonderful osnaburg, a textile that is like canvas but with a lighter weight (can be seen in our Basics Catalog). It is unbleached, like our Heirloom Collection, which is also featured in our project. With our Heirloom Collection, this bar blocked floor mat looks luxurious and regal.




The simple striped design makes it the perfect mat for any interior space – it would look lovely under a glass coffee table or by your bedroom door. Its smaller size makes it a great piece for adding a bit of pizzazz to a floor space, without the commitment of a large rug or carpet.







Want to make your own stylish, Bar Blocked Floor Mat? Click HERE for the full tutorial.


Designed By: Made by Marion
Featured Collection: Heirloom by Camelot Design Studio




– 1 yd of Osnaburg unbleached cotton (44” wide) from Camelot Fabrics (Can be seen in our Basics Catalog, page 19)
- Accent: 1/4 yd of Heirloom unbleached quilting cotton (42” wide) from Camelot Fabrics in 2142601 #2 for the Bar Block
- 1/4 yd of Fresh Solid quilting cotton (44” wide) in Bordeaux (214-0011) for the Binding
- 2/3 yd of quilt batting (58“ wide)
– 24” straight edge ruler
– Basic sewing supplies:
• Sewing machine
• Quilting foot (optional, but recommended)
• Iron & pressing surface
• Fabric shears
• Measuring tape
• Pencil/fabric marker
• Straight pins
• Coordinating thread


– Please wash, dry & iron your fabric before beginning, and trim selvages.
– Unless otherwise directed, sew all seams with a 1/2” seam allowance.
– RST = right sides together.
– WOF = width of fabric.


1. Cut (1) 21” x 5” rectangle from your Accent fabric.
2. Cut (3) 2-1/2” x WOF strips from your Binding fabric.
3. From your Osnaburg, cut:
– (1) 30” x 21” rectangle for the Backing,
– (1) 22” x 21” rectangle for the large front panel,
– (1) 6” x 21” rectangle for the small front panel.
4. From the batting, cut (1) 36” x 24” rectangle.



1. Sew the Accent rectangle to the larger front panel along their 21” edges, RST.
2. Sew the smaller front panel to the Accent rectangle along their 21” edge, RST.
3. Press both seams toward Accent.


1. Join the Binding strips end-to-end, RST, and press the seams open.
2. Fold & press your Binding strip in half lengthwise, Wrong Sides facing, and unfold.

D-033_diagram-183. Fold & press each long edge to the center crease.

D-033_diagram-194. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and press.


5. We suggest wrapping your Binding around a piece of cardboard and securing the end with a pin, to keep it tidy.



1. On a large work surface (we like the floor), make a “sandwich” of your Backing, batting & pieced top, with the fabrics’ Right Sides facing outward and their edges aligned.
2. Pin or baste all layers together, over the entire surface of the mat. Trim the excess batting.
3. Install your quilting foot (if you’re using one) according to your sewing machine manual’s directions, and quilt the mat as desired. We sewed out quilting lines at a 45º to the fabrics’ grain, making up shapes as we went.
4. Trim any uneven edges, and finish the edges with your Binding.
We hope you have enjoyed this week’s How To’s Day! Be sure to find more projects (and other fun stuff!) on the Made by Marion Blog. If you decide to give this project a try, be sure to email us at We LOVE seeing your creations! And with that, have a great rest of the day!





Happy Sewing!

2 Responses to “How To’s Day: Bar Blocked Floor Mat”

  1. July 29, 2015 at 7:47 am, Nancy said:

    This is a perfect for the area I have in mind, why did I not think of this.

  2. July 29, 2015 at 10:28 am, Debi Jimenez said:

    This looks like a perfect project to practice free motion quilting on. At least that is something i would do. Also, there are a number of embroidery monograms that could be used. What a great idea for a gift for who don’t really need anything. Great pattern and idea.
    Thanks for Sharing.