After getting a request for circular placements to fit on my mom’s circular glass dining table, I came across the Hexi Mat pattern and immediately thought it would be the perfect solution! Not only would a hexi mat fit the stipulation of not hanging off the circular edges of the table, but using a pattern that was already designed would allow me to finish the project faster. The quilt shop I purchased the pattern from was also selling fabric kits, which saved even more time!
I love the look of the crisscrossing borders around the main hexagon! It provides good visual interest and allows you to feature a few different fabrics. The border strips are created with strip sets, which believe it or not, was a technique I had never done until now. How easy and fast! I was able to finish this pair of mats in a few hours. The pattern also features a wrap around self-binding using the backing which is pretty slick.
I will definitely be making more of these for my own table (shown in the pictures)! These would be great as a table topper for a centerpiece as well.