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.
Pretty stitching takes a simple surface from ordinary to special in the blink of an eye. These traditional linen placemats include eight tiny tucks for texture plus 15 lines of decorative stitching in sparkling metallic thread.
Start with a simple yet bold fabric, add some distinctive decorative stitching, and you can have a stunning table runner perfect for any holiday gathering or special occasion. Remember, “Life is short; use the good china!”
Dig down into your scrap stash for your favorite tall and narrow pieces, fussy cut them to center the prettiest possible vertical motifs, then stitch them together into this striking table runner with a subtle ruffled edge.
By emphasizing a large motif and using a contrasting fabric for the borders, this placemat design creates the perfect frame for your favorite place setting. Adapt your fabric choices to go from everyday to elegant.
Pretty placemats sweet enough to eat. The design is perfect for leftover jelly roll strips or cut your own narrow strips from scraps. Decorative stitching ties the rows together and holds all the layers in place.
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.
We can’t get enough of the itty-bitty adorableness of Mini Charm Squares. At just 2½”, they are bite-size pieces you can stitch together into colorful combinations. We used them to create double borders on a set of placemats.
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.
Color Block style has a cool 60s vibe with a bold, modern look. No prints need apply. This is all about solid, saturated color. Classic half square triangles make up this stunning runner. The easy patchwork creates a fabulous finish.
Lovely linens make any occasion special. Blend pretty quilting cottons to create a set of fancy placemats for tea time or anytime. The finishing touch: a classic gray gingham for the ribbon accents plus a delicate white lace trim.
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.
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.