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Molly's Sketchbook: Springtime Running Stitch Napkins

After the darkness of winter, Easter and Passover come at just the right time for a springtime celebration! With the promise of warmth and friends and family around the table, everything feels brighter and more colorful, from the flowers on the table to the flavors of the food. We’re contributing to the good cheer with a pretty set of Springtime Running Stitch Napkins, sewn up  in a sunny rainbow of Liberty of London’s Tana Lawn prints. 

There is no simpler or better way to freshen a table setting than with special napkins. These are easy and fun to make and the vivid Tana Lawn couldn’t be more beautiful. Whip these napkins together on a machine and then take the time to handstitch the edges with a simple running stitch, a detail that won’t go unnoticed!

If you’d like to give this season’s holiday table a burst of vernal color, our Materials for Springtime Running Stitch Napkins kit has everything you need to make a set of six and is available in two lovely colorways. And for the original pattern just click right here! Happy Easter, Happy Passover and Happy spring! --Molly

Reader Comments (3)

Do you prewash your fabrics for this project? Napkins will probably need repeated washing; I worry that skipping prewashing would leave the napkins to shrink awkwardly after the first wash.
March 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHilary
HI Hilary-

Yes, we recommend pre-washing all cotton fabrics before sewing anything with them. Thanks for getting in touch!


March 14, 2014 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
I like this post.Many many thanks for your great post.
March 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHonolulu signs

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