Armed with a stack of Rivera II FQs and backing, I was able to complete four 14” x 18-1/2” cheery placemats within a weekend.
I used the stabilizer, Craf-Tex (Bosal 327F), recommended in the pattern. I found it to work well. The stabilizer made the placemats stiffer than regular batting, which I liked. I was concerned that the Craf-Tex would be floppy after it was washed, but found that the placemat came out a little softer, and it actually held its shape better than batting.
I did find a slight discrepancy with the required yardage of the Craf-Tex stabilizer. The pattern calls for 1 yd (21” wide), but to get 4 placemats, you need 2 yards total.
I am pleased with my placemats and I already have ideas of changing the appliqué and fabrics to make placemats for other seasons.