I am thinking about making placemats for my mother. We a ton of fabric placemats, but I doubt we have a perfect matching set. When she has company over, a third of them get old duck placemats, a third get pink stripes, and the last third get funky summer stripes. It's a bit embarrassing.
What fabrics make good placemats? I would like something sturdy. Cotton? Upholstery fabric? I don't know where to start.
Do you have any good design patterns or suggestions?