Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas napkins

I found this link for making Christmas Tree napkins the other day, while I was browsing blogs.  They seemed easy, and kind of cute, so I thought I'd try it out.  After all, I have a bunch of Christmas fabric sitting around, and it needs to find a useful purpose in life.

So, after I finished my Quit for an Hour yesterday - which didn't take an hour, since I'm making a smaller version of the quilt - I pulled out my Christmas fabric.   The "good stuff" needed washing, so I tossed it in the machine and decided to make up some samples with some of my less-favourite fabrics.

Now I have some cute Christmas-y napkins - my kids thought they were cute, anyway.  And it didn't take very long at all.  I only made 2 changes to the directions - I top-stitched around the outside, after turning the napkins. Because I don't slip-stitch if I can avoid it :)  Plus I adjusted the fold lines a bit, to make a taller tree with broader stripes than on the original page.

I always like to give credit where due, but when I first posted this, I couldn't find the blog post that led me to the pattern link.  Well, here it is.


  1. They are very cute indeed. Might have to check out that link in my spare time (and assuming I can find my stash of Christmas fabrics - I know they're in the basement somewhere!)