Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Home Sewn

Lately I've been trying to branch out a bit from just making quilts. I love quilts, but sometimes they just take too long! I need a little bit of immediate gratification from smaller projects. I had a friend contact me about sewing some placemats and napkins for her and I've been wanting to make some dishtowels. So I found myself sewing some home projects. Thankfully I was pretty happy with how everything turned out. In fact I want to make some napkins for myself!

The napkins are 100% cotton and a nice generous size. I've made napkins before and not made them large enough. I like a nice large napkin.

Yellow Napkins

I used a pretty Amy Butler print for the placemats and ended up making them double sided with a green and white ticking stripe on the back. The have batting on the inside to make them nice and sturdy.

Napkins and Placemats

Later, I worked on these dishtowels. I had a lot of fun working on different fabric and color schemes. I have lots of other fabrics that I want to try, so I will be making more of these in the future. These are small dishtowels, sized at hand towel size. But I think that these would be great especially for parents looking for "help" from little hands.

set of dish towels

Pear Dish Towel

Green Dish Towels

I have lots more pictures of the dishtowels in my Etsy shop because these dishtowels are for sale! Although they keep calling my name. I need to make some for me! :)

Oh and I also posted that I'm participating in the "Spring to Finish" motivation being encouraged by Jacquie over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio. I have a whole bunch of things that I am trying to finish, so I thought that I would join in on her fun.
My list of projects that I want to tackle:
-my dishtowels (yeah finished!)
-my quilt for the mod sampler quilt along
-coin quilt
-lap quilt for guest bedroom
-find or make a great skirt pattern for summer skirts
-keep my fabric organized (oh so much yummy fabric and so much more out there!)
-figure out use for a collection of wonky log cabin blocks I made a year ago
-my row for the Row Robin quilt swap (yeah done!)
-more dishtowels...
-find a cute purse pattern
-make a bib pattern
-be more realistic in my sewing goals! LOL

5 comments:

  1. Those are some seriously fun dishtowels!

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  2. Would love to see placemats and napkins for sale at your etsy store! We only use cloth napkins here at home instead of paper.

    Bought some dishtowels. Love them and I am NOT in love with mine right now. I think I'll turn them into cleaning rags. :)

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  4. Angelea thanks so much for purchasing some of the dishtowels. I think that you will like them!

    I'll definitely work on getting some of the napkins and placemats in the shop too. Great suggestion!

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  5. How about a tute on making those mitered corners on the napkins? N

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