(Closed) DIY napkins >> wedding quilt

posted 12 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Love it! I’m planning on doing the same thing, but I’m on the hunt for fabric to fit my colours. I’m planning on using pinking shears for my napkins because I won’t be able to bear cutting off all my hems after I spent so much time on them! Do you have a quilt pattern yet?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We’re doing something similar, I guess. : ) We’re doing DIY picnic blankets (maybe pillow covers & napkins, too — those would be great for…well…pillows and a quilt!) and I’m thinking of suggesting of donating them to charity as blankets for shelters.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m really loving this quilting pattern from PurlBee

 

http://purlbee.squarespace.com/wedding-quilt/

 

I’m off to check out that site for more patterns ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I’m going to have enough fabric to make two quilts (oh my god. what am I getting myself into!)

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Great idea.  I was thinking of making my own wedding quilt but I didn’t have time.  I ended up getting a quilt from one of my oldest friend’s family that I absolutely love!  I really want to learn to quilt sometime for sure.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Is it possible that I don’t have to sew every napking?!  Can I just cut them with pinking shears and they will last long enough to be enjoyed and possibly reutilized?  Please tell me this is so!!!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

There is like a fray thing you can put on fabric, if you just going to pinking shear I would def at least use that!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

What a great idea! I’ve been going overboard latley with all my DIY ideas for our wedding, that I really had to bring myself down to earth. Several of my project ideas were time consuming, and might end up being thrown out or destroyed. I couldn’t bring myself to spend time and money on something that could end up in the trash. How would you keep people from throwing them out with their dishes or setting them on top of their food that could stain them? It’s a SUPER cute idea though!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

if you don’t want to sew all of them you could do just a few well placed stitches to keep the edges clean that would be real easy to rip out afterwards.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Prairyway From what I understand, you can just use pinking shears to cut the edges. They may fray a little, but should last the night. That fray stop lovespearls was talking about is a liquid you can put on the edges too. 

I’m going to do a test run with just pinking shears but I’m pretty sure they’ll be fine ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I made napkins for my wedding and they were so cute! I just used a pinking rotary cutter and they were totally fine.

 

I need a pattern now! I love the purl soho one, but I want more of the napkins to be used and less white. Other ideas?

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