Welcome to my stop on the “In the Kitchen Stitching’ Blog Hop” sponsored by the wonderful Carla at Createinthesticks.com. This is a fun blog hop where you can find all things kitchen. For you, I have two quick new projects for you and some links to old or newish favorites.
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These placemats are currently on my table, with the original napkins I made years ago. You can read about them here and how to make these self-binding placemats.
And I love this table runner, one I did for another one of the blog hops last year around this time. You can find out more about it here.
These have yet to make it to my table but are a great placemat pattern. You can find them here!
I am sure there is more in the archives, but these are a few of my favorites. Now it is time to move on to blueberries for all! My menu includes blueberries, napkins and potholders as the patterns I will dish up for you!
First, the napkins. They are the easiest thing in the world but you get a lot of life out of them. I made some over 10 years ago with the original RJR Farm line and they are still going strong. You can see the older version with the self-binding placements. Without further ado, here’s the recipe!
4 Easy Peasy Dinner Napkins
1 yard each of 2 different fabrics
1. Cut 4 18″ squares from each fabric.
2. Assemble with right sides together. Give a nice press to have them hold together nicely.
3. Pin the corners or use clover wonder clips (my favorite for this). I also “mark the begin and end sewing points so I don’t forget to leave an opening. You would put them 3-4” apart on one side seam.
4.Sew 1/4″ all the way around leaving a 3-4″ opening on one side.
See picture below to jog towards the seam when starting, towards the edge when finishing.
This will help you make a neat fold later.
4. Trim corners.
5. Turn inside out. Press.
6. Stitch along the edge, very closely.
You have a lovely napkin! Now this is fast. This winds up being about a 17 1/2″ square napkin, just perfect. I like this formula as you get 4 napkins from 1 yard of fabric.
Next up is a little potholder. Maine is a state I now call home, and we are all about blueberries.
Download the file here for the potholder placement and appliqué shapes file.
2 – 8″ squares of fabric for front and back
Blue and Green scraps for blueberries
8″ square of Insul-bright* for the center (or 2 layers of batting)
1-1/4″ x 20″ strip for binding and holder.
Two sided fusible for the shapes. I like to use a printer sheet*.
Coordinating thread for quilting
Pins or Clover Wonder Clips*
1. Print out pattern.
2. Trace or print pattern pieces onto fusible web. Leave some allowance past the cutting line.
(the pattern does have seam allowances if you prefer to turn under your appliqué)
3. Attach fusible web to fabric.
4. Secure the appliqué by machine – I used a narrow zig zag and Superior Monopoly thread*.
A. First fuse the tiny pieces on the blueberries and appliqué.
B. Fuse the rest of the pieces to the background, using the placement sheet.
C. I used one layer of batting to stablize. You can do that or not, up to you.
D. Appliqué the rest of the pieces
5. Layer the potholder (top, batting, backing).
6. Quilt. For my piece I did echo quilting but this is your project, have fun.
7. Add binding and hanger.
A. I did a single layer binding, no need for the bulk and it worked just fine.
B. I attached to the back and sewed down on the front.
8. Make the hanging loop from a scrap left from the binding.
A. Pressed in 1/4″ on the ends.
B. Press to center and then together.
C. Stitch around the loop piece.
D. Sew a quick stitch around.
9. Attach to the potholder.
Join in on the hop and have some fun. The list of all partcipants is below.
I’ll be back on Thursday, the 22nd with my Tips and Tutorials. I will be trying a little different format so we will see what you think!
Monday, April 19th
Just Let Me Quilt | Kathleen McMusing|
Selina Quilts | Elizabeth Coughlin Designs|
Den syende himmel | SameliasMum | VroomansQuilts |
QuiltFabrication | Quiltscapes
Tuesday, April 20th
Life in the Scrapatch | Websterquilt | Ms P Designs USA |
Stitch and Quilt | The Joyful Quilter | Inflorescence |
Words & Stitches | Scrapdash | My Bumbleberry Life
Wednesday, April 21st
MooseStashQuilting | DayBrook Designs| Beaquilter |
Patchwork Breeze | Kathy Kwilts and More | Stitchin At Home|
Songbird Designs | Days Filled With Joy
Thursday, April 22nd
Creatin’ in the Sticks | Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting |
Quilting Gail | Sew Many Yarns | That Fabric Feeling |
Annie’s Musings | Quilt Schmilt | Becky’s Adventures|
Homespun Hannah’s Blog | Food For Thought
Coming Up on the Blog:
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd! – 4/22
International Sisters Quilt Blocks
12″ House Block/s
Born to be Wild – 5/17
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd! – 5/22
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