Here's a great DIY for those of you who may be like me: you have basic ironing and sewing skills, but little to no patience for cutting even pieces. A friend of ours clued us in to a great way to make bright, fun, colorful cloth napkins with little to no fuss at all. The secret?Fat quarters.
Fat quarters are pieces of cotton fabric normally used for quilting. They measure 18 by 22 inches and can be bought in packs or solo at most fabric stores. Best of all? They're normally sold in an array of fabrics rather than in just one pattern, so you can mix and match as you please to achieve a completely unique look at the table.
From Stacey, the handmaker extraordinaire of Bean And Noodle, who was inspired by Amy Karol’s Bend the Rules Sewing, here's how to make no-cut cloth napkins in three easy steps:
1. Using a fat quarter, fold one edge in 1/8” and press, fold edge over one more time 1/8” and press.
2. Do this to all four edges.
3. Sew up each side.
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(Image: Stacey Van Landingham, used with permission.)