Saturday, April 20, 2013

Making Double Sided Napkins

Tiring of my used and chipped dinnerware, I replaced it with Fiestaware in a turquoise/bright blue.  Newly painted dining room and kitchen walls are in a light peach color.


And did I tell you how much I like the Behr paint with primer?  Why yes, I think I did back in a post here in January.  So more Behr was added to walls and baseboards, not only in the prior color of Indulgent Mocha but also in a peach color for the kitchen.  Thusly:



Now to go with these blues in my Angry Birds and Fiestaware, I needed coordinating cloth napkins.  (Yes, there is a trip to Good Will scheduled soon with used linens.)

This tutorial told me everything about sewing double sided napkins.  Thank you, FiberFantasies.

A few of the steps are here in print form.

 Peachy and turquois-y fabrics sewn together (squares were about 18" before seaming) and turned inside out.

Oops, I see a bit a thread that needs snipping 


The magnets were a gift from my sweet daughter Julie.  Don't they just add a bit of zing?  And just to mix it up a bit, stair-stepping fabrics for a unique one:


Fun to make, with just a bit of cursing involved in machine sewing.

Linking to Tami at Finished Objects Friday

15 comments:

  1. The kitchen looks great. The picture even shows off your hand-painted (on silk) seat covers. Thanks for all your hard work, sweet wife.

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  2. Very pretty and coordinated. Angry birds look very at home there and your silk painted chairs look great in there too.

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  3. What a fabulous combination of colours! I love that blue and the soft peach colour sets it off perfectly. I love food on bright or deep blu,e or green plates. Just makes everything so vivid. Your coordinati gnapkins look great. What a nice finishing touch! Enjoy the result eof all your hard work, Nancy. E x
    Ps do you actually allow people to sit on your beautiful hand-painted silk covered chairs? I'd be paranoid about people spilling stuff on them!

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  4. Ps sorry about the typos! iPad playing up I am afraid or me not paying attention perhaps! E x
    PPS love those magnets - fab!

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  5. Oh, I love your colors! Your dining room is delicious!

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  6. Everything, I mean everything, looks beautiful Nancy!!! I love how you've coordinated all of your colors. It just looks like such a cheerful place to sit and eat, or even have a cup of tea or coffee. I love it all!!!

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  7. Thanks for sharing. Very good article

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  8. I guess cursing is OK when the result is SO beautiful:) Have a blessed week dear Nancy, HUGS!

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  9. Cursing while sewing! Well, I never! Lol! I had a friend who used to call that "using sewing words." Believe me, I've used a few sewing words during my many hours at the machine.

    I love the makeover. One is way past due here. Maybe your lovely results will be an inspiration to me to get started.

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  10. What a great set up. So happy in that room and full of lovely light.

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  11. birds are so cute love them
    with the pretty napkins(:)

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  12. I really liked the angry birds painting.

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  13. Hi Nancy, Hope you are doing well...It's obvious you're decorating well! I love your colors-everything is gorgeous, and, I remember your angry bird pictures...in fact, you're where I first saw the angry birds! The napkins and your fiesta ware are fabulous.

    Take care,see you soon.♥

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  14. Very good article.Thanks for sharing.

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