The fun, and challenge, in creating these trivets is choosing the fabrics and determining the placement in the pattern,. Every one is cut, sewn, and finished by hand with one exception: joining the front and back pieces are sewn by machine. All this handwork means that there may be some inconsistencies from one to the next, but that's what sets these apart from a mass-produced product. I'd be happy to create a special one for you--let's talk! Spot clean only.