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« on: March 30, 2008 06:30:07 PM »

My good friend is dragging her husband down the path to redecorating their house and trying to update the kitchen/dining area, which is really more his territory as he's the cook in the family.  She plans to use 2 shades of green; one for walls, the other for cabinets and is stuck with orange counters that really aren't that bad now that orange is kinda trendy for interiors.  So being on a budget and being one of the shoulders she leans on during this process (and the one who may well be doing the painting) I decided to make her some napkins for her birthday.  Both of our households are non-paper napkin types since before we became friends - and that's about 15 years now.

Unfortunately, I lost my camera and had to use my phone for this.  The colors are much more spring-y and cheerful in person.


I used to make napkins by double folding and mitering the seam, but I decided to use 2 layers so you can't see the back side of the fabric and decided to use 2 different fabrics for added cuteness.  I topstitched the edge with the orange from the leaf pattern because it made me smile AND topstitching was an easy way to close the opening that I turned them right-side-out with.  I hope she likes them!

They're about 16" square, 1.5 yards of each fabric yielded 6 napkins.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008 06:33:54 PM »

Those are GORGEOUS! I just received some double-sided napkins in a swap. I had never even CONSIDERED doing them that way. It looks so much nicer and more professional.

Yours are fantastic. I love the fabrics you chose, and the orange thread matching the countertops is a nice touch! Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008 06:38:04 PM »

Those are GORGEOUS! I just received some double-sided napkins in a swap. I had never even CONSIDERED doing them that way. It looks so much nicer and more professional.

Yours are fantastic. I love the fabrics you chose, and the orange thread matching the countertops is a nice touch! Well done!

Why, thank you!  I may be blushing!  I hadn't considered doing them that way either, until my mom mentioned that she did them that way.  Not only do they look more professional they have such a nice hand to them like this.  Almost decadent feeling.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008 07:46:10 PM »

Love these!  I was just thinking of doing some cloth napkins for my family use, but keep putting it off due to the fact that I HATE hemming.  This works for me!
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008 12:10:01 AM »

I was just admiring your napkins here when it occurred to me how amazingly awesome it would be to use this technique, plus the minor addition of a stiff interfacing, to make reversible place mats to match. I believe I'll try this myself!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 10:56:20 AM »

I have an apron of the same green polka-dot fabric and I agree, it is a beautiful fabric. Maybe I'll have to make napkins to match my apron?
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008 11:30:09 AM »

kcartwright856 - Place mats are a great idea!  I'm more of a naked table or charger gal myself, so let us know how yours turn out!

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I'm tempted to use my little bit of scrap to put cute hems on some dish towels, myself.  Maybe for the next appropriate holiday!
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