‘Quick to Sew’ Holiday Napkin Rings by Daphne Greig


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 Please welcome Daphne Greig from Patchwork Studio –

 

Here is a fun project to make for holiday gifts – napkin rings that are quick to make, use scraps of fabric and will be used for years to come. The person you give them to will think of you each year! Be sure to make a set for your holiday table too. You could make different ones for each season. Or use a different fabric for each member of your family to identify their cloth napkin if they are re-used for a few meals. We use cloth napkins all the time to save paper and they are so much nicer. You can make your own with a fat quarter of fabric by turning all the edges under twice and topstitching. Or cut a strip off the long end and make a matching napkin ring following these directions:

 


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Materials (for one napkin ring):

 

Double sided fusible stiff interfacing(fast2fuse® or Peltex® 72 by pellon®)

            1 ¾? x 7 ½? rectangle

Outside fabric

            2 ¾? x 8 ½? rectangle

Lining fabric

            2? x 7 ¾? rectangle

One ½? to 1? button

Thread to contrast with outside fabric


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To make one napkin ring:

 

Centre the interfacing rectangle on the wrong side of the outside fabric.

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Fold the excess fabric over the rectangle and press in place with the tip of the iron, being careful not to set the iron on the fusible interfacing.

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The corners can be folded ‘square’.

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Turn under all the edges of the lining rectangle ¼? and press.

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Place the lining rectangle on the fabric/interfacing rectangle, wrong sides together and press to fuse all the layers together. The lining rectangle should be slightly smaller than the outside rectangle.

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Use contrast thread in your sewing machine and sew a decorative stitch along both long edges of the napkin ring. You may want to test a few stitches on scraps to see which one you like best.

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Form a ring with the finished rectangle, overlap the edges about ¾? and sew the button through all the layers. Here is my napkin ring all ready for our Christmas table.

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No – I don’t really have the table set now! But I will have it set before we go to my Mother’s for our traditional Christmas Eve clam chowder supper. Saves one thing to do on Christmas Day. And I polished the silver when we repainted the dining room this summer. My china cabinet had to be packed up so it could be moved and I realized how tarnished some pieces were so I decided to take care of that job well ahead of the holidays.

 

 You can see more of Daphne’s work on her website Patchwork Studio or Daphne Greig or her BLOG

 

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3 Responses to “‘Quick to Sew’ Holiday Napkin Rings by Daphne Greig”

  1. Amy Says:

    oh how sweet! i love this little idea!

  2. Sara Says:

    These napkins rings are adorable….

  3. Carrie P. Says:

    Very nice napkins rings. Great idea.

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