Saturday, November 15, 2014
Napkin ring tutorial
The ones we were using were beginning to look a bit tired and I had it in mind to make some new ones.
They happened this week.
You will need:-
2 pieces of fabric 6 inches x 3 inches
2 pieces of braid each 6 inches long
1 piece of batting - I find cotton batting works best for this project - 5 7/8 inches by 2 7/8 inches
1 piece of matching fabric 2 1/2 inches by 2 inches
You can use a permanent marker as this will be hidden.
I knew I was going to stitch the rest of the napkin ring with a variegated thread so I used that for the braid as well.
Fold it in half lengthwise and stitch at each end. 1/4 inch seam allowance - lock seams at beginning and end.
Place the tab at one end of braided piece raw edge to raw edge.
Clip corners and turn to the right side.
Hand stitch from the edge of the napkin ring, around the tab and then to the other end of ring.
Secure thread and your napkin is ready to use.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
A Special Request - completed.
Children of the world fabric made a surrounding border for the half star.
My son had requested two individual quilts that somehow connected together for when the babies involved might be together.
It is my hope that the inclusion of bright and cheery scrappy fabrics together with the conversational 'children of the world' fabric will add interesting elements for the children and their families.
Linda's machine quilting added an extra special touch to this special request.
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