These are the green place mats I made in 2002. Just wanted something new for the table one day and away I went.
I've had a few ladies comment that they wouldn't want to put the time into quilted placemats because of the food stains. But I've found if the center is made with one of those white on white or tone on tone fabrics where the pattern is more printed than dyed into the fabric, most spills just wipe off. These green ones have been in non-stop use since I made 'em and they still look great.
Food for thought. :cD