We've recently changed our decor in the lounge/ dining room and I have been searching for place mats for a while but to no avail. I had left over fabric from my patchwork throw I made and decided to make my own place mats. I have used both the nautical fabric and also a red and cream stripe. In between the two layers I have used a woven table runner that I have cut into four to add protection against hot plates. They look great against the polka dot table cover and are washable too! All in all a productive Sunday afternoon.