The Design Studio Collection Napkins - Camelot Fabrics
Posted on Wednesday the 9th September 2015 by Camelot Fabrics
Time to Make: Afternoon
Finished Size: 16" x 16" (40.5 cm x 40.5 cm)
For Four Napkins:
- Four Fat Quarters; featured fabrics include
For 2 x 10 napkins
OTHER TOOLS & SUPPLIES
-Each fat quarter yields 1 napkin. Each 1/2 yard of Poplin yields 2 napkins.
- Please wash, dry & press your quilting cotton before beginning.
1. Cut a 16” square from each Fat Quarter of the bundle and (20) 16” squares from your
Enchanted quilting cotton.
2. Baste each white cotton square to a patterned square, Right Sides outward, with a 1/8”
seam allowance. Trim any excess around the edges.
3. Using your fabric’s pattern as a guide, sew three or four parallel lines across each napkin
to prevent its two layers from shifting during use and wash.
Binding the Edges
1. With the white side of one napkin facing
upward, open up your binding tape and line it up
with the edge of your fabric, the outside of the
bias against the napkin. Sew the binding to the
napkin along the outermost fold line,
backstitching at the beginning of the seam.
2. When you approach the corner, sew up to
about 3/8” from to coming edge, or the same
distance as the width of your seam allowance.
Put the needle in your work and rotate the fabric
so you are ready to begin the next side of the
napkin. Tuck the wider part of the binding under
your machine’s foot, out of the way of the seam.
Lower the foot and resume sewing.
3. Continue around the perimeter of the napkin
until you come to the beginning of the bias tape
that you sewed in Step 1. Overlap the end by
about 1/2”, backstitch and cut your tape.
Whenever you run out of a piece of bias, simply
overlap the end with a new piece and continue
4. Clip into the outer corners of the bias tape.
5. Turn your napkin over so that the patterned
side is facing up. Wrap the bias tape around the
napkin’s edge, with its own long edge tucked in
toward the center of its fold (it’ll want to do this
naturally), and stitch it in place with a seam 1/8”
from the inner fold.
6. When you come to a corner, stop a
seam-allowance away from the edge, put in the
needle and turn the work. Tuck the unsewn bias
under the foot as you did in Step 2 and continue
the seam. Backstitch at the end of the tape.
7. Press the binding well, especially at the corners.