Lately I’ve been trying to branch out a bit from just making quilts. I love quilts, but sometimes they just take too long! I need a little bit of immediate gratification from smaller projects. I had a friend contact me about sewing some placemats and napkins for her and I’ve been wanting to make some dishtowels. So I found myself sewing some home projects. Thankfully I was pretty happy with how everything turned out. In fact I want to make some napkins for myself!
The napkins are 100% cotton and a nice generous size. I’ve made napkins before and not made them large enough. I like a nice large napkin.
I used a pretty Amy Butler print for the placemats and ended up making them double sided with a green and white ticking stripe on the back. The have batting on the inside to make them nice and sturdy.
Later, I worked on these dishtowels. I had a lot of fun working on different fabric and color schemes. I have lots of other fabrics that I want to try, so I will be making more of these in the future. These are small dishtowels, sized at hand towel size. But I think that these would be great especially for parents looking for “help” from little hands.
My list of projects that I want to tackle for the the “Spring to Finish” motivation being encouraged by Jacquie over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio:
-my dishtowels (yeah finished!)
-my quilt for the mod sampler quilt along
-lap quilt for guest bedroom
-find or make a great skirt pattern for summer skirts
-keep my fabric organized (oh so much yummy fabric and so much more out there!)
-figure out use for a collection of wonky log cabin blocks I made a year ago
-my row for the Row Robin quilt swap (yeah done!)
-find a cute purse pattern
-make a bib pattern
-be more realistic in my sewing goals! LOL
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Those are some seriously fun dishtowels!
Would love to see placemats and napkins for sale at your etsy store! We only use cloth napkins here at home instead of paper.
Bought some dishtowels. Love them and I am NOT in love with mine right now. I think I’ll turn them into cleaning rags. 🙂
Angelea thanks so much for purchasing some of the dishtowels. I think that you will like them!
I’ll definitely work on getting some of the napkins and placemats in the shop too. Great suggestion!
How about a tute on making those mitered corners on the napkins? N