Thursday, June 26, 2014

Napkins Abound

I know this blog has sort of derailed of late from quilting but I have finally gotten into my sewing room.  Yay!  I am going to a quilting retreat this weekend with the AAMQG so I am gathering up projects to work on and organizing.  
I just did a destash on Instagram under the #thegreatfabricdestash if anyone is interested. 
 I am mamaspark59 on IG.

I have a friend that I work with that is wanting to make 200 napkins
 for her daughter's wedding reception in October.  
Being the good friend that I am, I volunteered to help.  
YIKES! 
 The pattern is by Ann Marie and can be found here.  
It is very well written and has been fun to make.  
My friend wanted us to use Kaffe fabric.  
Here are my first patchwork pieces.


My friend, Judith, gave me the linen and the backing to make the napkins.  
I have the first 10 all cut out and one is completely finished.  
You can see (a not very good photo) right here.


The edge is rolled over and top stitched.  
That was the most challenging part!  
I found using a little Elmer's washable glue and my iron helped.  First I folded over one time and pressed.  
For the final fold over I used a fine line of glue, folded the edge over and
 positioned the corner miter, then pressed. 
 This dries the glue and holds everything in place.  
If you are  not happy with the placement of the edge or miter just tug it apart, 
put on a little more glue, reposition and press.  
The glue washes out when you are finished and you have NO pins to mess with.  
I pinned the front to the back before I began on the edge and had no trouble. 
 Then I top stitched all the way around.

I think Robin (the other friend helper) and I are each going to be making 50 
(OMG what was I thinking, LOL)

Ann Marie did a fabulous job writing this pattern.
I think you all need to go here and pick up a copy right now!!!

(picture from Ann Marie's website)

If you do, then tell her you found her from me!

Happy sewing!

~XOP~

















4 comments:

sophie said...

What happens to the 200 napkins after the event?

I just had to watch a 30 second commercial before being able to read your blog ... if it matters, I probably won't be willing to do that again.

dianne said...

sorry if this duplicates - i wrote this comment once before and it seems to have disappeared...

you crack me up - that is totally something i would have volunteered for and then later said to myself in incredulity - except that i would have added at least an h word (but more likely an f word) - ha ha ha!!!

so very sorry about Gizmo - you and yours just can't seem to catch a break and my heart goes out to all of you ... take good care, little mama

Quilt n Queen said...

Have a great weekend at the retreat...you deserve a fun weekend. I'm sorry to hear about Gizmo and the accident. Glad to hear Shelby wasn't hurt...just a broken heart loosing Gizmo. That's enough sadness for the Lincons for a while!! Enjoy your weekend!!

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