I made placemats for my mom who lives in Arizona and loves anything southwest style. I used the miter tool from Bolt Over Fabrics (there is a booth at many quilt shows around the country) and they really were a snap to make. My lunch bunch quilt group decided to learn to use this tool back in October. I wanted batting in them and we all thought that it would need to be quilted to keep everything from shifting. I think it worked well and then I made matching napkins although they were not the 2 sided mitered corner ones because I did not have enough fabric. I just used woolly nylon and did a rolled hem on my serger. Mom likes them so that is a good thing.