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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Christmas Sewing and NTT

Happy November, friends!  It is so hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us.  In fact, I've already started pulling out stuff to start decorating my Christmas trees.  I put up four trees, plus decorate inside and outside my house, and it takes awhile to get all of that done.  Since we are hosting family for several days at Thanksgiving, and then hosting a Christmas party the very next weekend, all of my decorating has to be finished before Thanksgiving.  So I have to start early!

Between the secret book sewing/writing and decorating, I also need to carve out some time to do some holiday sewing, and this week I did check a couple of gift items off of my to-do list, including these cute cloth napkins.

We use cloth napkins every day because it's so much less wasteful than paper, and because it's another way for me to enjoy fabric!  My everyday napkins are all green prints which match my kitchen, as you can tell by my KitchenAid mixer.  You can see my everyday set, as well as how all of my napkins are made HERE.  

Last year I started with just eight Christmas napkins, and this year I added another eight to the mix.  So, obviously there are more than eight napkins here.  In fact, there are sixteen.  These are 18" napkins, so a half yard of fabric makes two.  I'm keeping a set of eight for myself, and gifting the other set.

I love buying pretty Christmas prints when I see them, and this quick and easy project is the perfect excuse.  I have 24 everyday napkins, and that is a good number for our family.  We always have clean napkins when we need them, and not too many extra.  So next year, I'm sure I'll add another set!

What about you?  Have you started gift sewing?  Are you an early decorator, or do you wait until after Thanksgiving?  No judgment here either way!  With all of the negative things going on in the world these days, whatever you do, do what makes you happy.  

It also makes me happy to check out your amazing projects week after week.  This beauty is by Jan at the Colorful Fabriholic-

This amazing creation is by LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color-

This colorful quilt was shared by Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting-


And finally, Anne-Marie at Stories From the Sewing Room linked up this adorable quilt-

Okay, y'all!  Let's get our party on!

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*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)


  1. Christmas gift giving? GULP!!! I am sure I am getting coal. So I am reaching out to others who might be in the same predicament. May be we can all get together and grill something :-p

  2. Cute napkins, and so practical! Thanks for featuring my HOW MANY quilt in your recap and for hosting NTT.

  3. Hi,
    Beautiful napkins...what a great way to use
    up all those pieces of Christmas fabric.
    Have a great day!

  4. I really like your napkins... so civilized! And so cute to use
    thank you for mentioning my quilt too! And for the link party

  5. Oh the pretty Christmas fabrics! Your napkins are really nice. I also love that green blender! More pretty quilts in the link party also.

  6. Your Christmas napkins are beautiful! I made fabric napkins a few years ago and I love using them. Like you said, so much less waste and I get to enjoy the pretty fabrics every day :)

  7. Yay for cloth napkins! Great gift idea. Thanks for sharing my little Highland cow quilt. :)

  8. Such pretty, festive cloth napkins!!! Thank you for sharing the Fun Flowers quilt that I quilted! I have another quilt from Sunny this week.


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