I had a content baby and a clean table... I had to make something! These took me about 1 hour and were made from leftover material from the last 2 purses that i made. My husband came home and said "I was just thinking that we needed some placemats for the table!" I think he is finally starting to realize what a great gift that sewing machine was! And as a bonus, I have found that with these on the table, people choose to NOT use the area as a general dumping ground for STUFF. It actually stays cleaned off now! Can you believe that I didn't have to clean anything before I took this picture?!