Napkins

5 Apr

I just finished my first batch of new napkins.

During my latest trip to the fabric store I found a bunch of really great prints. I thought they would make delightful napkins.

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I made these new sacred heart appliques inspired by some Chilean wood cuts I have.
I bought some awesome iron-on backing for the appliques. It makes them so easy that it feels like cheating. It stiffens the fabric sturdier that the spray fabric stiffeners in way less time then you press it on to the main fabric and it holds in place. I just go in and do a whip-stitch all the way around with embroidery floss to secure it.

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Then I just embroidered some detail on the heart.

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The napkins themselves were actually really easy. Cut Square, Pin Hem, Sewing Machine. Although I had a bit of trouble with my mitered corners. They need a little work.
I am incredibly happy with the results.

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Don’t you just wanna put ’em in your lap?

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4 Responses to “Napkins”

  1. Bannister April 5, 2008 at 5:24 am #

    They grow up so fast. It seems like just the other day when they weren’t even thinking about being napkins. Now there ALL GROWN UP *cry*

  2. Jennifer Ellis April 8, 2008 at 9:04 am #

    Hi Jen. Not sure if you remember me from DFHS??

    Anyhoo, I stumbled onto your blog and I’m thrilled.

    Your napkins are awesome! I’d feel uncomfortable using them — I’d rather frame them. The embroidery work is so lovely.

    I recently joined the craftblog train too. Check it out yo!

  3. Tammie May 1, 2008 at 10:10 pm #

    Hey Jeni, I want some napkins for my new place (wink, wink). But, I would like something with out skulls 🙂 I will place an order for green and purple napkins with swirls (when you have time).
    Thanks sis

  4. Tammie May 1, 2008 at 10:12 pm #

    Hey Jeni, I want some napkins for my new place (wink, wink). But, I would like something with out skulls 🙂 I will place an order for green and purple napkins with swirls (when you have time).
    Thanks sis

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