Easter Place Mats and Napkins

Easter Place Mats and Napkins


by Mary Wilkins

Most of us have a large dinner of some sorts when the Easter holidays arrive. With these pretty placemats and matching napkins, everyone will feel just a little more special seated at your table. The finished placemat is 17" x 12" and the finished napkin is 16" square

Supplies:



Easter fabrics, co-ordinating print and plain. Maybe something to go with those special dishes you plan to use. matching thread and batting or flannel

PLACEMAT

For one placemat, cut print and plain fabric 18" x 13"

Cut batting or flannel 18" x 13"

Measure across each corner and draw a line at 3" interval

Stack batting on bottom, print fabric right side up, plain fabric face down.

Stitch, using straight stitch around outer edges, sewing across corners where marked.

Leave an opening 4" wide to turn right side out.

Carefully, trim corners with scissors.

Turn right side out and hand stitch opening closed.

Top stitch around entire top 1/2" from edge.

NAPKIN

Cut one piece of each fabric 17" square.

Put right sides together and stitch around outer edge.

Leave 4" opening to turn right side out.

Trim corners and sides to lessen bulk.

Carefully turn right side out, pushing out corners gently.

Turn right side out and stitch opening closed.

You can use decorative threads or contrasting colours to topstitch napkin.

About the author

The project is courtesy of Mary Wilkins, editor of Sew-Whats-New.com. Visit her at http://sew-whats-new.com for more free patterns, crafts tips and sewing advice.

 

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