Ta da!!! The reversible food fabric placemats are nearly done. I still need to purchase 8 buttons and make one button hole on each napkin ring. Had considered ripping the darkest strips (the black berries and cherries on black background). I'm SOOO glad I slept on it. The next day I realized: What goes in the middle of a placemat?
A plate, of course. The strips in question will hardly be visible when the placemat is in use. Boy, I'm glad, cuz I hate ripping! :)