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Sail Away Cocktail Napkins

Created By:

Heidi Proffetty

Skill Level: Intermediate

The 4th of July is probably one of the most popular holidays to gather with friends and family for an outdoor party. Undeniably, the best part of any 4th of July party is the food and beverages. And the easiest item to dress up for the fourth is the outdoor dining table. Using festive linens, tableware and a patriotic centerpiece all work very well. They add an element of softness as well as design to any table surface. In this tutorial, I am sharing how you can make a set of classic mitered cornered cocktail napkins, embellished with hemstitching and decorative stitch art.

Janome Supplies Required

½ - Yard of Navy Blue and Red colored medium weight linen

A small package of light weight water soluble stabilizer

1 – of each color Navy Blue, Red and White 30 weight spool of cotton thread or

40 weight polyester thread

1 – Iron off fabric marker in white (preferred) or fabric chalk pencil in white

Spray starch

Scissors: Sharp tip embroidery, duck bill and regular fabric cutting scissors

Cutting mat, rotary Cutter & standard quilt ruler

A small quilt ruler that has 45-degree markings

Iron & ironing surface

Pressing cloth

Straight pins

Hemstitch or Wing Needle – Schmetz brand size 100/16

Standard Sewing or Embroidery Needle - Size 80/12 or 90/14

Standard Straight Foot & Open Satin Stitch Foot

Instructions

The 4th of July is probably one of the most popular holidays to gather with friends and family for an outdoor party.

Undeniably, the best part of any 4th of July party is the food and beverages. BBQ burgers, sausages, ribs, pasta & potato salad, grilled veggies, corn on the cob, watermelon, blueberry or apple pie topped with ice cream, ice-cold lemonade, ice tea, and other refreshing cocktails.

Equally as important to all this mouthwatering food and drinks are the decorations. And the easiest item to dress up for the fourth is the outdoor dining table. Using festive linens, tableware and a patriotic centerpiece all work very well. Red, white, and blue table runners, tablecloths, and placemats add the perfect pop of color to any table. Another simple table accent to use is fabric napkins.

They add an element of softness as well as design to any table surface. Dinner napkins can be folded & propped up on plates as mini centerpieces or layered between dishes for a chic look, while cocktail napkins, usually with pretty little themed designs can be scattered around entertaining surfaces for a stylish touch.

In this tutorial, I am sharing how you can make a set of classic mitered cornered cocktail napkins, embellished with hemstitching and decorative stitch art.

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Reviews


Tako
Beautiful
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

cpindzola
Around the Table Dresden Placemats
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Txmaid
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MargieARK
Teatime Quilted Tablecloth
Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
MickelSews
Great Machine
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
rvstan
S9 Review
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
pjmnana
PJMNana
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!

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