"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fun with napkins!

Each year for my quilt group's Christmas party, I come up with a theme for gifts to exchange. I had been telling my homekeeping online group about my choice for this year's theme...cloth napkins. They decided that they also wanted to do this exchange so I got to make a practice run with them. *grins*

I had them fill in a questionnaire about their dishes and color choices when they set the table. I then gave each person their secret partner's answers. I had Tammy and these are the napkins I made for her.

The fabric is a vintage reproduction with a matching plaid for the back. The napkins are sewn in half circles and then folded and ironed to create a tree.

Tammy created a Christmas table setting to show the napkins after she received them. I am thrilled you like them Tammy as I had fun making them especially for you!

14 comments:

Tammy said...

Many thanks for the lovely napkins, Heidi. I'm looking forward to using them! It was a fun swap and we appreciate your hosting. :o)

Carolien said...

What a fun, these napkins! Really sweet, those trees ...

Hugs, Carolien

Nancy said...

Oh, they came out so nice. You hit it right for the table and dishes.
Can't wait to see what you get.
Love Mom

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely idea. I like the tree shape.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a fun thing to do!!!

Penny said...

How pretty!

Jantine said...

Even though I am not a Christmas tree person, I love your napkins!

Jenny said...

What a darling designs for napkins. I love it! Hugs from CA.

Jeanne said...

So cute - I love them. Is there a pattern or directions for these Heidi? Not sure I could figure it all out on my own. Here's an odd coicidence....Tammy's dishes look like the ones I just bought 2 weeks ago from Mikasa! I never had white dishes before and thought it would be fun as I could do any sort of table theme I wanted without having to match to my dishes. I love to decorate my table for holidays etc.

DebbieSFL said...

What a wonderful idea---maybe a tutorial to come??

Jackie said...

You're so organized - planning ahead for Christmas already!

Ginny said...

Great napkins! I love that they're not the traditional square napkin. Perhaps now I'll be inspired to make some from the fabric that we bought a year ago!

Pondside said...

What a pretty idea - lucky Tammy!

lillianscupboard said...

That's a very clever idea and beautifully sewn.