UFO #1—Mitered Corner Napkins
Updated: Feb 13
Woven, homespun and yarn dyed fabric, is the perfect choice for napkins.
Each of these styles of 100% cotton fabrics are created by dying the cotton threads first, then weaving it into cloth. The results are double-sided cloth, with no right or wrong side.
Diamond Textiles is a California importer of fair-trade woven cottons from India, Pakistan, Turkey and Bangladesh.
I carried their collections for years; the fabric is extremely versatile as the soft drape means it works well for apparel, quilting and other home dec projects.
I purchased Picket Fence Homespun in 2018 and started making my first set ever of napkins to promote the line. Eight napkins seemed like a decent set; and I found a great free pattern on Purl Soho for the perfect mitered corner napkins. The instructions on their website are excellent. There is also a video if you prefer.
A few notions that I used when making these are a Clover hot hemmer, starch spray, an erasable fabric marker and a quilting bamboo pointer.