I've had these oriental style squares of fabric in a drawer for a few years so I thought I would put them to good use and make a table runner/coaster. After that I thought I should have made place mats to match but there weren't enough squares. [good planning eh?] I had another search and found some oriental style dress fabric from years back and decided to use that, it's the blue floral fabric. And that is why you see that fabric on the mats but not the runner.