I have been longing to try this latest project since I saw the cushions (right) from Wit & Whistle via craftgawker. I had planned to make cushions too, but when our cousin told us he was re-decorating in grey and white I got inspired to make them the place mats below instead. That and they had already been given cushion covers.
In my fabric stash I had 1 metre of wool look fabric that I picked up at the op-shop for $2. Once assembled and ironed, I got out my stencil and wrote the phrase "Live, Love, Laugh" on them with a sharpie. I love how they came out.