I love quick and easy projects like this one that is both functional and decorative. This fabric placemat tutorial can also be used to make coasters, mug rugs, etc. It will only take an afternoon to make a whole set.
You can cut it any size you want really, some people like smaller placemats, some like them larger.
Super quick and easy! Good luck and happy sewing! If you make a placemat or coaster from this tutorial I would love to see pictures.