Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Dinner Napkins

My dearest friend has a birthday in December. It's always a difficult decision to choose a gift for her because we have known each other for so long that it feels like we have gone through all the stages of gifting. For the last few years I have been making my friends a quilt when they reach their sixtieth birthday. Jennifer has two more years before she can cross that milestone off her list, so this year I made her some linen napkins.
I purchased the linen bundles at Purl Soho (the warehouse is only a few miles from my house) and followed the tutorial on the Purl Soho blog to make the mitered corners. The handkechief linen is very soft and presses beautifully to get nice crisp folds. There are a lot of tedious steps to making these napkins, like pulling a thread to cut the first straight line and folding the sides and pressing twice, changing the thread to match each fabric and...well you get the picture. Each napkin took me about twenty minutes to make. The bundle can make three napkins from each color, so I have another two sets of twelve napkins to make for another time.
The pattern was super easy to follow and I can see many more napkins in my future made of fun prints for each season or holiday.










8 comments:

Sally said...

These look really beautiful! I have made several print versions of napkins, for our everyday use, but I'd love to make some nice linen ones, too.

Debbie said...

oh these are lovely!

Patchwork and Play said...

What a beautiful job you have done of these napkins Di! Your friend is sure to love them! I should really make some of these...one day!

Leanne said...

These are beautiful!

Leah said...

Lovely! I have made serged edge napkins, but there is nothing like a linen napkin is there?

tink's mom said...

Beautiful napkins. Thanks for sharing the links.

Trina Peterson said...

Love these Di

mascanlon said...

These came out so lovely. I have made lots over the years but not with linen so I may have to make my way over to Purl again.