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.
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!