I have been putting a lot of random daily items like tools, dog bowl, detergent on my new washer and dryer before putting up my organizer shelving in the laundry room (procrastination 101). I realized that some of the stuff I've been putting is starting to leave either stains or may possibly scratch my washer and dryer. So I decided to make a nice cover mat for them.
found this fabric Riflepaper Wonderland Canvas a while ago on Riflepaper website and loved it. I made a mistake of buying only a yard of this and for such big prints like this, it is hard to use on big projects, or any projects because you basically have to build around the size of the print as opposed to the object you are sewing. So when I spread out this canvas, I realized I want to cut out the city prints and use other fabrics to quilt around it. I chose the same Riflepaper brand, but a different series for their colorful designs to contrast with the map.
The canvas with "Rome" on it was slightly bigger than "Paris." So I put "Paris" on top of "Rome" and cut around it until both pieces are the same size.
The main point is so that the completed product will cover the top of a washing machine / dryer. My washing machine is front load. If you have a top load washing machine, maybe having a cover is not necessary, or it is more burdensome than it is convenient.