Friday, March 29, 2013
Finished: Dinner Napkins with Mitered Corners
My sister celebrated her birthday on Thursday, and I was super excited to make something for her that she'd been wanting for awhile :-D She fell in love with the Farmington Feathers print by Martha Negley during a fabric shopping excursion for Renegade Craft Fair materials, and she was dying to have some napkins made from the yellow and red fabrics.
Fabric napkins are the jam. They are so cute, they last forever, and they cut down on your use of disposable paper towels and paper napkins. All good things. I washed and dried my fabric before cutting it. This is very important to help your napkins lie flat after future launderings. I used heavy starch and ironed the yardage. Then I followed No Big Dill's tutorial for mitered corners. I love how her tutorial is put together, and I instantly fell in love with her blog.
I like big napkins, but I wanted to maximize fabric. It would have been awesome to get two 22" squares out of the WOF, but I could only get two 20 3/4" squares. I should have ended up with 18 3/4" napkins, but my finished versions were 18 1/2" square. Oh well, close enough. That's still a great size for a napkin.
My sister was thrilled when she opened her eight new dinner napkins. Is there anything better than someone loving your handmade gift? I hope your latest handiwork is as enthusiastically received!