These were exactly what I wanted when they came in the mail. Loved them! UNITIL we had to wash them the first time. The color faded to almost a different color, a dingy faded brown! And the mats wouldn't lay flat anymore. They didn't even look like the same placemats anymore. Such a shame. I sent them back for a refund, but had to pay the return shipping which I wasn't happy about because I feel the product was defective. I wouldn't purchse if you plan on washing them.