Friday, May 2, 2014

Patchwork Napkins

AnneMarie of Gen X Quilters recently created the cutest pattern for Patchwork Napkins! In our family, we have been cloth napkin users for years, even when the kids were little. So it was a no-brainer when AnneMarie asked if I wanted to participate in a blog hop! I was more than happy to whip up a set and share about her new pattern!
What's fun and unique about this pattern is the patchwork insets! I opted to use the pattern called 'broken dishes' for what I thought were obvious reasons. Plus with the backing/binding fabric I chose, I thought a bit simpler design would be nice. But the pattern does come with instructions for 4 different patchwork insets, which is a nice option.
There's nothing quite like a plaid on the bias, so that's how I cut my backing fabric. The self-binding technique is really awesome. Not only is it easy with AnneMarie's instructions, but it makes such a nice finish.
I used white Essex linen/cotton blend as my main front fabric, and as you can barely see, there's a bit of show-through. Not that I mind that one bit, but just something to consider if you do. Also, my set of napkins is the 'formal' size. We really aren't that formal around here, but we do like a hefty napkin, and these definitely do the trick.
AnneMarie had quite a few pattern-testers before she published - check out the variety of their work here. All sorts of ideas for fabric choices! A Quilter's Table is the last stop on the blog hop, but do go back and see what the other bloggers created as well.
*This giveaway is now closed. Thank you!*
AnneMarie has kindly offered to give away one copy of her Patchwork Napkin pattern. Just leave a comment on this post, and I'll choose a random winner on Monday. Won't a set of these look great on your own table?

Linking up with Finish it Up Friday.

45 comments:

  1. Great color choices! Broken dishes is a cute block and I would probably have better results than if I tried the log cabin block. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  2. Love the blue/green colorway!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. I just love the colors, size, and patchwork!

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  4. I love cloth napkins & use them every day! What a classy pattern!!

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  5. These napkins look like great fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. I make cloth napkins too and a pattern would help me expand my skills. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  7. Love these! Your fabrics and colors are gorgeous!

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  8. I love making napkins for gifts, especially for my DIL who does all things "green."

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  9. Love the colors in your napkins. Thnx for the chance to win!

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  10. Such fun! Love this pattern...I going to hop over and look at it :o) BTW...you and I have the same silverware!

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  11. I love your color combo of the green and the binding.

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  12. Must get busy and make some napkins--ours are in various degrees of ruined! robinshelor@earthlink.net

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  13. So cute - yours are my favorite so far! The colors, pattern, and binding are the bias are awesome!!!

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  14. Great colours and I love the block!

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  15. I've been noticing these napkins popping up on IG and Flickr lately. These are so cute! Lovely job matching up with your dishes too! You know how much I love the paid! Must make these; they'd be a prefect gift.

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  16. These napkins are lovely!

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  17. Love the colors and the block. Such a great idea!

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  18. I'm glad you mentioned the "show-through." Until I noticed that I imagined that there wasn't a back on the napkins, and that there was some nifty (but complicated) way the seams were encased. Glad it's actually easier than that!

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  19. I keep thinking about making napkins, but something else always gets in the way. I love this beautiful broken dish insert you used! Thanks for the chance at the pattern.

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  20. We also use cloth napkins daily at my house and have for years. My child has never used anything else, that is, when I can get him to use a napkin at all! Thanks for the chance at the pattern.

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  21. Love your napkins and the plaid backing/binding.

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  22. These are beautiful! sarah@forrussia.org

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  23. I love the colors of your block in the napkin. I am not good with block names, so when other bloggers asked what pattern was a favorite I keep saying the half square triangle one. Thanks to your post, I now know I like broken dishes and most likely will make them in the larger size also. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  24. Cute! I love the plaid effect.

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  25. The plaid bias binding is so beautiful. It is so cool to see how so many different effects can come from the same pattern! Love your work and your blog, thanks for posting.

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  26. Beautiful napkins and I love the colours.
    Thanks for a chance to win the pattern :-)

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  28. I love these napkins. I think they would make great wedding gifts.

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  29. Great update on napkins! I looked through all the examples and, wow, there are a lot of ways to color match. Very creative.

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  30. I've been loving this blog hop, but yours are my favorites! I'm participating in the placemat project on Instagram, thinking I need to make napkins to go with my placemats!

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  31. I agree--these napkins would be a unique and creative addition to a table, perhaps coordinated with a placemat. Thank you for the idea and the giveaway.

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  32. I am not one to sew up table napkins, but yours are so lovely I want to make some! Beautiful!

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  33. You are so good at machine binding! I still HANDSTITCHING all mine...even napkins and mug rugs. Just can't get it right on the machine!

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  34. That is a great pattern. a great stash buster idea too.

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  35. Wow what a cute project, well done!

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  36. Hi Debbie, I like cloth napkins, too. This is a clever idea!

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  37. Very pretty colors. I love the plaid on the bias , especially on the binding.

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  38. Love these! Definitely want to make some :)

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  39. what a great idea for a gift, too. I want to make some of these

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  40. Would love to make some pretty napkins to replace the paper ones we currently use. Thanks.

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  41. Your napkins look awesome. So pretty I wouldn't want to use them. :)

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  42. Your napkins are beautiful! I would have a hard time using something so pretty everyday. I love that you used the broken dishes pattern. Ha!

    Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  43. These napkins are fantastic and make your table set up just that much prettier!

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  44. These are so cute! I never saw them!

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