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Thread: 110 napkins from daughter's wedding- now what?

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    Super Member Joeysnana's Avatar
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    I have 60 lavender and 50 yellow polyester, 20 inch square napkins left over from my daughter's wedding. I couldn't bear to see all that fabric go to waste. I have never used polyester in a quilt before but am going to give it a try. I will machine quilt it. Any ideas for designs? Quick designs preferably. My daughter will be thrilled with whatever I come up with luckily!! TIA

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    Irish chain?

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    Turn them into a lap quilt for her or a table runner and place-mats.

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    Charity quilts?

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    placemats, mug rugs, and coasters, oh my. And matching table runner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becka
    placemats, mug rugs, and coasters, oh my. And matching table runner?
    Great ideas already ... the possibilities are endless! You could be as simple as joining them as blocks and make a quilt.

    Be sure to keep a few of each for them to continue to use as napkins in their home ... and perhaps yourself too?

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    Love all the ideas. thanks everyone. gotta go now and watch earthquake coverage. I felt it while sitting on my rocking chair!

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    Oh, I like the idea of a table runner and placemats to give on her anniversary.

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    Here is a great block, A Mother's Life from quilters cache, where the center block is red, use a fabric that blends the lavender and yellow together.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MothersLifeBlock.html

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    The fabric usually used for napkins probably won't lend itself to small pieces, so look for a pattern using not so small pieces, at least for these two fabrics.

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    If you have an embroidery machine this would be a wonderful time to make a quilt with 6 inch blocks embroidered in matching motifs. Maybe yellow blocks embroidered in lavender flowers and use the lavender napkins as sashings,then add borders to the quilt. Poly embroiders wonderfully well.

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    Save some of these for a baby quilt!

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    Yellow and lavender? Perfect for placemats for spring. Combine them with a pretty floral or an Easter print, and of course you could save some to use as coordinating napkins!
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    oh lovely. something on point maybe. they sound like they would be very nice together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL
    Save some of these for a baby quilt!
    That'd be an especially nice plan!!

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    Save them for one of their anniversary parties.

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    D9P!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    D9P!!
    With only two colours, the work of a D9P wouldn't show ... unless of course you're adding other fabrics.

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    You know what would be fun? Have the guest draw pictures and sign some of them- then make them into a quilt. Give it to the happy couple for their first anniversary.

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