So my mom was worried about her spandy nice new chairs in her beautiful new room - she had some old thing laid over the back of the chairs to protect them, and I offered to make her a patchwork antimacassar. Because of course I love to be practical and I love to sew down my scrap bag. She decided on the size she wanted, and I had free rein to make it.
I simply made a patchwork rectangle, backed it with dark green, and added a decorative red blanket stitch around the edge. I thought of doing some stitching in the middle, too, but decided the fewer bumps of stitching, possibly the more comfortable for the head leaning on it. There are already the patchwork seams, of course, so maybe I should ask Mom how comfortable the antimacassar is turning out to be. Except I think this is the chair that Dad usually sits in. You know how people stake out their spots in the house - usually nonverbally and with great indignation if another person sits there (whoops - I slid over into my children's reality there!).
Do you have antimacassars, or need some? I don't, at my house, but I'm not expecting to keep my furniture in mint condition until the children are out of the house. Decent, hopefully, but not without some wear and tear.