I finished the tops for Brooke and Tayla's play mats and now I'm waffling on the backs and bindings. The finished tops are approximately 41" x 41 1/2 ", I have enough in each color of 'dimples' (sashing/ borders fabrics) to do the backs and can make the bindings out of the left over strips. But, maybe the one fabric background will be too boring for a three year old and a one year old? They are meant to be play mats, so the back doesn't really matter too much, except, kiddies being kiddies, it might ;)
I have 7 Kate Spain's Horizen Fat Quarters (the same line as the tops) which I can use with the strips and some of the backing fabrics to make pieced backings and then bind them in the dimples. Any suggestions? If I go with the strips for the bindings, how long should each piece be or should they be varied? What's a good smallest/largest size? Joined straight or angled?