I am discussing this very important topic because we want to be able to get more fabric one day soon right?
There is a lot of pretty fabric in my studio but I don't always buy with a "quilt" in mind because.... well, fabric is just so pretty and I buy so much of it because the designers are so talented! It is all their fault! LOL
I end up with fabric that just sits and sits because it is so pretty and I don't want to cut into it. I need to get these pretty princesses off their throne!!
Is this sounding familiar to you?
So I will started with this fabric:
Cute, nice colours and detail but it will never go into a quilt because it seems to belong in a kitchen sewing project. I cannot tell you when, where or for what purpose I bought it? It is 42" (1.06m) of pretty fabric just lally gaggin' about on my shelf in my studio.
So what to do with it? Hmmm.......
Something for my kitchen but what?
What to do with 42" (1.06m) of fabric and use it all up?
What would you do?
1) First get this out
3) Put the settings on 2 thread rolled hem
4) Cut my fabric up into 8- 14 x 14" squares (to max out the least waste and largest size I can get out of my 42" wide fabric)
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Making napkins is "Fat Quarter Friendly"
Consider using up some of those beautiful fat quarters you have laying about that you bought because they were pretty and you had no project in mind for them. You will have a variety of pretty napkins!
In September we hosted a bridal shower for my daughter and she wanted a vintage inspired theme. We made napkins for each table and each table was set with one of the colour of napkins below:
Can't you just imagine making a stash of napkins?
Your next party can be colourful and environmentally conscious!