Protect your table from the scratches left by serving plates and dishes, and from the heat of a warm/hot dinner or side plate with this plate mat in some gorgeous yellow batiks and a deep purple fabric.
This square fabric-protected mat is made up of heavy interfacing sandwiched by two layers of fused cotton fabric (the top is a foundation-pieced quilt block in a 'pineapple' pattern made by my friend and expert quilter, Bobbie).
Because the block is so detailed, I only used a meandering free motion stitch in a purple rayon thread in the purple patches. I finished off the edges in a tight satin stitch using the same purple rayon thread. The back has been finished with a matching pale yellow cotton fabric.
NOTE: This mat is NOT insulated, so please don't put a hot dish straight from the oven on to it as I can't guarantee any sort of protection from high heat!
If you didn't want to use this pretty piece as a mat, you could always frame it as an art piece for your wall.
Dimensions: 6.25" (16 cm) square
I have other coasters and plate mats in various colors -- click the 'Fabric coasters' and 'Other' categories on my shop's home page to see them: http://RhondaMadeIt.etsy.com