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« on: December 22, 2013 01:29:47 PM »



I spotted this snowman fabric at JoAnn a few weeks ago, but left it on the shelf.  Then when I went back I saw that it was on sale for, get this, 70% off + 20% off!  What!?  Plus I got the end-of-bolt discount for another half yard or so. Oh yeah! 

Anyway, enough victory dancing. Ahem.  I like to make my cloth napkins two-sided so I don't have to press hems or have the backside of the print show. So I found this plaid with the same greens and a red in it, also double discounted.



I made a dozen and it's a good thing, because we have 4 other couples coming over for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres the Saturday after xmas. WOO!
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013 02:03:36 PM »

What a fabulous deal and lovely napkins to boot!
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013 02:23:07 PM »

This are adorable.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013 02:46:20 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013 03:37:21 PM »

Perfection!
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013 04:23:14 PM »

Wow. What a great $ score! And wonderful job on the napkins, too. I like your idea. I hate pressing up the hems, too. I have a hemming tool/foot that fits one of my machines, but I have never really learned to use it well. I will have to try your idea next time I make some of these. Yours are really cute. Just enough to be holiday theme, but seasonal for additional winter-time things. You are just too talented, lady!

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013 05:18:19 PM »

Thank you, ladies!  I just love those snowfolk on bicycles!
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2013 09:12:12 PM »

And have a great cocktail partythat's fantastic!
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2013 06:03:59 AM »

And have a great cocktail partythat's fantastic!

Thank you!  Should be fun!
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014 10:06:08 AM »

These are so fun! I am a noob sewer -- what kind of fabric is best for making napkins?
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014 03:38:32 PM »

These are so fun! I am a noob sewer -- what kind of fabric is best for making napkins?

Well, I don't know about "best" but cotton prints work well. The last few sets I've made are 2 layers, but the single layer sets lasted a long time, too.  The nice thing about cotton prints is that there are SO MANY options and you can find good prices on them, too.  I've have store bought sets that are thicker and/or looser weaves of cotton or linen, but the selection of those kinds of materials is much smaller in any of the fabric stores I've visited.
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2014 03:17:54 AM »

These are so fun! I am a noob sewer -- what kind of fabric is best for making napkins?

Well, I don't know about "best" but cotton prints work well. The last few sets I've made are 2 layers, but the single layer sets lasted a long time, too.  The nice thing about cotton prints is that there are SO MANY options and you can find good prices on them, too.  I've have store bought sets that are thicker and/or looser weaves of cotton or linen, but the selection of those kinds of materials is much smaller in any of the fabric stores I've visited.
Thank you for the tips! Cheesy I'm going to attempt these soon.
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2014 06:40:15 AM »

These are so fun! I am a noob sewer -- what kind of fabric is best for making napkins?

Well, I don't know about "best" but cotton prints work well. The last few sets I've made are 2 layers, but the single layer sets lasted a long time, too.  The nice thing about cotton prints is that there are SO MANY options and you can find good prices on them, too.  I've have store bought sets that are thicker and/or looser weaves of cotton or linen, but the selection of those kinds of materials is much smaller in any of the fabric stores I've visited.
Thank you for the tips! Cheesy I'm going to attempt these soon.

I'd love to see what you make!
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2014 03:12:05 AM »

If they are presentable, I will post them! Ha! It might take a few tries. Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2014 08:07:52 AM »

If they are presentable, I will post them! Ha! It might take a few tries. Cheesy

Something like this is a great beginner project; it's just a couple of squares sewn together, turned, pressed and top-stitched.  So what if they're not perfectly straight, humans are actually not capable of perfectly straight so straight-enough is a great goal.
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