These placemats were a gift to my mother & father in-law. The design came from Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine Nov/Dec 2005 issue. I used white fleece for the snowmen, so they have a fuzzy texture. My father-in-law had carefully put clear contact paper on both sides to protect the placemats from stains. They ended up back at our house after mom passed away and dad moved to a smaller apartment. It took several washings to get the layer of adhesive goo off the fabric.