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    Placemat vote

    ​I am working on these placemats and I thought 18 X14 inches would be a good size-A. I think I like it better as B, 18 X 12. What do you like best, A or B?
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    I agree I prefer B.

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    b also.I make mine 12 by 18 or 13 by 18
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    the larger size would be much better
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    I vote B.........................

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    Why not set a place setting of your china on it and see which fits best? I like plenty of room for the glass to be on the placemat, beside the plate so people don't put wet glasses or hot cups on my table outside of the mat. My vote is the larger one.
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    I vote A......but would measure againts place setting....does it all fit?

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    Depends on your table size. Bigger table, bigger mats
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    If size were the only consideration I would choose A ... but the design is more balanced in your B placemat. I think a 12" placemat is big enough and would therefore sacrifice size for design.
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    do what ever the one you like best. Everyone is going to give you there preference but they are yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnVT View Post
    Why not set a place setting of your china on it and see which fits best? I like plenty of room for the glass to be on the placemat, beside the plate so people don't put wet glasses or hot cups on my table outside of the mat. My vote is the larger one.
    This is a great suggestion. I was going to opt for B until I read this one.

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    I think your basic dinner plate is 10 to 11 inches, so I would prefer the 14 inch mat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnVT View Post
    Why not set a place setting of your china on it and see which fits best? I like plenty of room for the glass to be on the placemat, beside the plate so people don't put wet glasses or hot cups on my table outside of the mat. My vote is the larger one.
    Just for looks I like B, but I agree you have to take your table and eating habits into consideration. My mom has an antique table that is very narrow so all of her things must be adjusted.

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    i vote for B

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    I like B, but agree the choice should be yours and it is a good idea to put a place setting on each and make you decision from there.

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    B for me..................

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    Put a representative size of each on your table AND check it for a full place setting and then go from there. I'd rather go larger than smaller to allow for room, stop water marks from wet glasses, etc, and larger always seems to look better on a table, unless you have a very small table, of course! If its going on a 'table for two', then smaller makes sense.

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    I,m for B. Very pretty.
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    They both look equally nice. Consider who you will giving these to and what size table they may have. Some of the place mats are so huge you can't get 4 of them on your table. When we donate to Meals on Wheels this is always a concern to me as our guild says 12 x 17 approx..... and that's quite large for a senior in a bachelor apt.

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    I make my place mats 17x11 which will take my dinner plates, 6 pieces of silverware, a linen napkin, a water glass and a wine glass but not a salad plate or a bread and butter plate. These sit off the placemat. I strongly suggest you set your table as you use it and see what fits your table best. I set a table for 8 and that's how I judge everything.

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    I agree that B is a more balanced look. If you wanted a larger place mat perhaps you could add a narrow borer all around.
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    I like "B". But both are very pretty.

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    I make mine like B

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    i vote b !!!!
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    What ever works best for your size table.

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