What are you most proud of? How pretty it came out and how quick and easy it went together. I am going to make one to give as a gift for a wedding I am going to in Sept. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it..it's a fun project and would make great gifts for the holidays. You can adjust the length by just adding more strips onto it. Or less strips to make placemats or hot pads. If you are making them to use as hot pads I would suggest you use insulbrite or some other type of heat resistant batting.