Linen Placemats & Mitered Napkins by Kathie

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Lines in the sand placemats
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-11-06T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-11-23T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

My eldest daughter wanted placemats and napkins made by "Mom" for her Thanksgiving table (yes, I'm invited). I had no trouble finding the pattern and fabrics . . . but my daughter is VERY particular about what's in her house and we have totally different tastes so . . . . . . it was quite awhile before she had time to pick colors. 

After I sent her the Essex Linen plethora of choices she finally decided on Steel Grey, Natural and Rose. She wanted four of Grey and four of Natural with the bindings matching. I used Kona Steel Grey and Kona Natural.  For the napkins, she picked Simply Color gray leaves from my stash (viewing them via FaceTime). I used a video tutorial by Sew Modern for the mitered napkins. It's a quick and easy way to make beautiful napkins!

Now this is my daughter who is extremely gifted in design but she waited until a few weeks ago to make her decision and then said to me, "But Mom, are you sure you'll have these done"?

Ugh . . . I had quite a few other projects I wanted to finish but I figured this would be quick. It is a very quick pattern but the quilting felt like it too forever. I even used my "start" button without the pressure foot but I started to doze off a few times and found my lines wavering.

I finally finished and just in time as we are off to Portland for Thanksgiving . . . the placemats and napkins are all pressed and packed. I'll take more pictures of them on the Thanksgiving table.


Pictures

Using table leg to hold binding

Loves

Jenniesthreads
Aizome
Yarnosophy

Comments

Aizome

Very chic grey_exclamation grey_exclamation grey_exclamation

Aizome

Love your quilting, too. And the story! Sounds just like my DD#1!!! She wanted a tree skirt, by Thanksgiving, please!

Charwirfs

So elegant. Good choices. I love how the napkins are a perfect accent. You will be so proud of yourself when the table is set and all are enjoying dinner. Give yourself a moment of secret praise. Enjoy your visit!

bethanymartini

Wow! The colors are beautiful!

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