Finishing at 6″, is it a tiny trivet or a colossal coaster? It all depends on what you have in your hand and need to set down. Use one as a mini trivet for a small serving dish or as a jumbo coaster for a big coffee or soup mug.
Napkins are a great project for beginning sewers and an excellent way for anyone to practice hemming. Adding a simple fabric border kicks them up a notch, and the clever beaded ties are a cute alternative to place cards.
Need a last minute gift? How about a super simple project for a beginning sewer? This kitchen linens classic gives you two projects in one: a set of napkins and a matching half apron in 100% cotton toweling. Pretty and popular!
Valentine’s Day is coming. Let your love show with a curlicue clothesline of hanging hearts. When you start with a set of purchased napkins, all that’s left is the easy appliqué. We show you a clever trace and stitch technique.
Cloth napkins are an instant-gratification winner. We kick ours up a notch with beautiful decorative stitching around the edges of each and a coordinating fabric napkin ring that “ties” them altogether.
These clever mats are an outdoor version of the mug rug. There’s a full-width pocket and a grommet for hanging to store. Hold utensils or slip in a paperback to hold your place on a breezy day. Outdoor fabric adds durability.
Inject some bright pops of color into your tablescape with these pinwheel style coasters. It’s a fast and easy project and perfect for a few fave prints and solids from your scrap stash. Bundle up a bunch as a great gift idea.
Yay for the cloth napkin! Our floating rick rack technique lets you fancy-up a standard cloth napkin as a gift or just for everyday. It’s fun and easy, and you may already have everything you need on hand to whip up a stack in no time.
Bigger than a coaster but smaller than a placemat – a mug rug is just the right size at your desk, in the sewing room, or on a small end table in the living room or den. Our design adds a unique little pocket with its own napkin.
Download free embroidery designs to add delicate autumn leaves to table linens (and more). Learn two hemming techniques: narrow double-fold hem with diagonal point corners plus a wider hem with full mitered corners.
Pretty patchwork with pie-shaped wedges spins into a full circle. There are free downloadable patterns for the front wedges and the back circle. A Janome Circular Sewing Attachment gave us those perfect concentric quilting circles.
New napkins are a fast, easy way to add a bit of sparkle to the table. We used a mid-weight metallic linen blend with a wide band of decorative stitching along one side. We also give you a list of the various napkin size options.
Hold everything you need in one handy unit and add a bit of flair to the look of your table décor. Because they’re self-contained, you can use the them with placemats, tablecloths or simply line them up buffet style.
Small pieced strips of colorful cotton plus wavy, free motion stitching give these cute coasters the look of a tiny quilt. There’s an edgestitched frame around each coaster that acts as the pivot point for the vertical wavy lines.
Learn this simple yet elegant napkin fold. Fill the cornucopia with fresh flowers or greens; a small gift; candy, nuts, and fruits; or whatever strikes your fancy. It’s a lovely way to finish your holiday table setting.
A jar wrap helps absorb condensation, makes the jar easier to handle, and looks super cute. We show how to create pretty striped accent bands from a few fave pieces of leftover fabric, making it a fun ScrapBusters project.
A pretty option for dining indoors or out. Cut, layer, stitch, serve (shaken not stirred). It’s just that easy, and as cute and colorful as can be. Super fast and a great option for scraps – especially leftover charm squares.
The technique is just as the name implies: the vast majority of the project, both sewing and embroidery, is done within an embroidery hoop. The elegant result is similar in rich color and complexity to a fine Jacquard ribbon.
The mug rug is a mini placemat with just the right amount of room for a mug and a few little treats. Ours features pretty patchwork on one side with custom embroidery (a free download) on the opposite side’s pocket and napkin.
They’re made from leather remnants. The half-square triangles go together in a snap, and the soft wool-felt backing makes them safe for any surface. Super fast and easy. No edge finishing since neither leather or felt will fray.
Handy pockets make it easier to shuttle utensils from the kitchen to the patio. Load them up, stack them up, carry them out. Because they’re self-contained, you can use them with placemats, tablecloths or right on the table.
Cloth napkins are more beautiful, more absorbent, and more green. These nifty napkins use a technique for building patchwork strips called a strata. So colorful, it will make breakfast, lunch or dinner feel like a party.
Three tabletop projects in one! A long patchwork table runner plus generous reversible napkins with pretty ribbon wraps. We outline how to measure to best fit the runner to your table and how to adjust the patchwork if needed.
Rather than a napkin ring, add a little seasonal splash to your napkins with a few simple folds and some inexpensive trimmings. These six festive napkins are all fast and easy to assemble, and they’ll fill your table with good cheer.