Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April Showers With Free Napkin Tutorial

 jill here....  Sometimes one has to renew a memory from the past.  This one was fun and easy:  cocktail sized napkins or mug rugs, the more modern version.  We recently hosted a wedding shower and it was a way for the napkins to coordinate with the decor and gift a reusable memory for the bride.  Could be a fun way to use scraps....12" squares to be exact!  I purchased 2 different yards of Windham Fabric's Cabana Blooms designed by Melissa Ybarra for Iza Pearl Design.  You will tear the fabric so make sure there is enough fabric to tear along the grain lines to make the 12"square ( or any size you heart desires).  The print fabric has a modern take on the traditional and will look nice with the bride's white dishes.

Two different scales of modern print to embellish our table setting.

Start the squares by tearing along the grain line.

Nick the next 12" mark and tear width of fabric.  From this strip
tear every 12" length of fabric.  From each yard,
you will get nine 12" squares with some leftovers.

This is one of my favorite quarter inch foot.
It allows me to speed without thinking too much.
This time, I keep the needle centered for a very generous
1/4" seam allowance.  I tighten my stitch.

Start somewhere along the side and make the rounds,
making sure to finish the stitching line with a "fix".

It will look like this when you're finished stitching the square.
Ready to start pulling threads, unraveling anyway that works best for you.
The stitch line will stop you with the appropriate allowance.
It will look like this after you done fraying it out!
(This is a great task while watching the movie you have seen before.)
Launder, press and fold!

The juxtaposition of heirloom with modern!
The table in all its glory!

Treat yourself to a set today!  'Till next Tuesday...

1 comment:

  1. Those are so pretty. I wish I used cloth napkins more than just holidays. Thanks for the tutorial.


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