This year, with my husband away, I made my mother-in-law a set of napkins and placemats for her mother’s day gift. The delivery confirmation says it was received, so I can post about it now. This is one of the secret projects I was working on in March.
I used Nicole’s Napkin tutorial to make the napkins. I love them how they end up quite large, and very sturdy. My MIL has several things with a chili pepper motif, so this fabric that I bought years ago to make her something worked really well. The edging/background fabric (green, red, black) is Moda Bella – I just love that fabric!! There is a set of six napkins.
I also made a set of six placemats:
I just used the fabric and backed them with Moda Bella in black. I had found at Missouri Quilt Company, some Moda Bella bias binding already pre-cut/pressed, etc on a roll so that all you have to do is go. I don’t know if I would do it for every project that it calls for, but it was nice to just get going on the project. I bought about 15 yards of binding and have about half of it left.