Monday, July 5, 2010
A Palate Cleanser
You never know when inspiration will strike. I've been looking for a project since getting home on Saturday, but between jet lag and unpacking, I couldn't figure out what to work on. Then I saw Barbara's post at sewing on the edge. I too needed a sewing sorbet after all the wedding prep.
So I pulled out napkins to work on today. It's a natural, since DH and I use cloth napkins at home. Some of them are looking rather tatty from age, wear and DH's "gourmet" laundry, which involves much hot water and bleach. It was also a chance to play around with the rolled edge settings of the Evolve.
I generally don't use "new" fabric for napkins, although I wouldn't rule it out. In the past, I've used random fat quarters. I'm not a quilter, so I usually don't have a use for them. I had several pieces ready to go--one of the things I've been doing when I finish a project with the right sort of fabric is to cut napkin-sized pieces from left over remnants. So far I've been using cotton prints, but linen would work well, too.
I have plenty more pieces ready to be edged, but nine were enough to re-stock the napkin drawer with a fresh supply.