Tuesday, September 08, 2009

DIY Wedding - Napkins!

I finished all of our wedding napkins - all one hundred and twenty of them. Aren't they pretty?


Now, before I let you sit there thinking that I slaved away this summer hemming napkins in my free time, I'll let you in on a little secret: I only did a proper hem on thirty of them. The rest got trimmed with pinking shears. (Shhhhhh - don't tell Martha!) Why waste time and yardage on napkins that I intend to cut up and quilt after the wedding? By my calculations, I saved myself at least 24 hours of work and three yards of fabric. Those hems add up!


I'm already thinking about quilts to make with these after the wedding is over. Any suggestions?

14 comments:

Lisa said...

A double wedding ring!

Pretty colors.

Kristen said...

You rock!! I've thought about using the pinking shears on ours, but I'm still holding out hope that we can get them done. Bless the women in my family who are working on them, seriously.

That's wild, I was going to ask what your date was, but I didn't think we had the same one! It's coming so quickly. I can't wait to see the dress you ended up with! Mine is still a work in progress.... Wish me luck there. What else is on your to-do list?

Gail said...

I love the idea that the napkins from your wedding table could be transformed into a quilt for the bedroom. Keep some for the cot quilts.

Jillian said...

Your napkins look awesome. I love the colours!

~Michelle~ said...

I'm pretty sure I might take a napkin as a souvenir if I were a wedding guest ;) so pretty!

Laura said...

Such gorgeous fabric! Love the purple and orange scheme.

Collins said...

These are beautiful! I love the colors.
Any quilt out of these will be lovely.

Christina said...

Great idea to pink the edges! That will look very sweet. Good luck during this final month :)

Rima said...

Wow. What a lot of work! Great job.

Rima
www.yarnydays.com

Raesha D said...

These SO rock!!! You are awesome:) I think a wonky log cabin would look really cool:):)

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I love these! They're so customizable! How much did you spend on the material?

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Katme said...

hey - i love this idea and i'm considering doing it for my wedding. just wondering if you can give me a few numbers on how many napkins you ended up making per sheet? that would be helpful to get a ball park number of how many to look out for

Victoria Mische said...

I love those colorful napkins especially the purple one. I can visualize how beautiful is my table if I were to use those napkins on my table.

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