I kinda went on a whim b/c I knew I wanted to used rick rack but didn't want to sew right on it showing the stitching so I incorporated it in the binding. I was pleased how it came out. I'm thinking I may use the super large rick rack in the same sort of way on a quilt. I think that would look super cute. Hope to see you post a picture of your candle mat when you are done! Glad I can inspire.