Ok, maybe it’s just me but I have this thing about my Kitchenaid mixer. (Besides the fact that I am in LOVE with it.) Like many people I like to keep it tucked in a corner of my counter top under the cabinets. Then it’s out of the way when I want to use the counter top for something important like piling dirty dishes there. I know I’m not the only one.
The one thing I don’t like about shoving the mixer in the corner is that it makes this horrible screeching noise when I pull it out to use it. I’m sure that super sticky bottom is probably so the mixer won’t walk all over the counter when it’s running but it does not make a fun sound.
So here it is, my solution to the horrible noise, the fantastic mixer rug. I rummaged through my scraps and found two pieces of fabric that were about 12″ x 16.5″ and a left over piece of Warm and Natural batting to give it a little more thickness and strength. I stitched up all three layers with the outside fabrics having right sides facing each other. I didn’t sew all the way around, I left a bit of a gap to turn it all right side out. Once I had it turned I just top stitched around the whole thing, including my hole to close it up. It was Simple and quick.
One side is solid teal and the other you can see here is a white background with a black pattern and small flecks of teal. Since a lot of my kitchen items including my towels are teal it works well with the rest of the kitchen.
The only regret I have is that it turned out being a little bigger than I needed it to be. The rug tends to bunch up in the back when I push the mixer back into the corner. Other than that I love it. It’s fun and pretty and makes pulling the mixer out easy and quiet. It has been simple to clean. So far I have just wiped of any flour or bits of mix that has gotten on it. If I need to I can also just throw it in the wash to give it a better cleaning.
Anyone else creating something from some fabric scraps?